Cadasta was created to support the documentation of land and resource rights to build stronger, more sustainable communities.
We do this by democratizing access to innovative tools that allow individuals and communities in even the most remote locations to document their rights to land and natural resources.
Our goal is to deliver the best outcomes possible for our primary beneficiaries: the citizens and communities demanding increased security of land and resource rights.
Our values, which we carry with us in all of our relationships and activities, are designed to support this goal.
All of Cadasta’s work promotes inclusiveness and participation by all segments society, especially disadvantaged and marginalized groups including women. This is the foundational spirit of who we are and how we function as a team and as individuals.
All our activities are aligned with our mission and community members will see the impact of their participation. We are guided by our belief in the potential of Cadasta to positively impact millions of people’s lives through innovative tools and approaches to documenting land and natural resources rights.
At Cadasta, our culture is built on transparency. We share knowledge freely and facilitate teaching, learning, and the open exchange of ideas. Our engagement objectives and our desired outcomes are clear, transparent, and communicated freely with all partners. We are committed to open source technology and we advocate for open data with governments.
Collaboration at Cadasta isn’t just about working together towards shared goals. This lens extends beyond our own staff to include our collaboration with external partners and the land sector and open-source and open data communities at large. Our engagement activities and mechanisms promote collaboration, both direct and indirect, and amongst community members as a means of developing and implementing more scalable and sustainable outcomes for beneficiaries.
We strive to empower all members of the community to have the opportunity to have their voices heard and ideas considered. We provide our partners with tools, methodologies, and knowledge to make decisions on how best to document and assert their own land and resource rights.