Supporting our Global Partners during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Katie Pickett, Program Manager

There are few communities which have been unaffected by the global COVID-19 pandemic and in early April, Cadasta reached out to partners around the globe offering support during this unprecedented global health emergency. Since then, Cadasta has been supporting partners in their realignment of core activities, shifting from land tenure-specific to emergency response actions. Cadasta is providing its technical assistance, geospatial platform, survey tools, and data visualization and analytics tools to help partners plan, manage, and track COVID-19 response efforts. From India to Colombia, Cadasta partners advocate for and with their communities, and unsurprisingly, partners have stepped-up during this time of extreme uncertainty, offering support to their beneficiaries, local communities, and state governments. 

One such example is our partner PRADAN.  A Cadasta partner since 2016, PRADAN works in remote villages and rural communities in seven states across India. Due to their years’ long presence and deep rooted community relationships, the organization is uniquely placed to support COVID-19 related interventions, including providing vital situational awareness to government agencies and meeting on-the-ground community needs. Cadasta is supporting PRADAN’s COVID response by building multiple surveys, web apps, and dashboards to monitor and evaluate food rationing and basic medical supply logistics, location of health centers, and displaced and returning migrants.  

COVID-19 Support Solution created in partnership with PRADAN  

COVID-19 Support Dashboard created in partnership with PRADAN  

Cadasta’s Platform and partners’ COVID-19 support solutions are built on the same ESRI technology that is being used globally to inform and coordinate response efforts. Examples of these tools include Cadasta’s COVID-19 site, Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Operations Dashboard and WHO’s Emergency Dashboard. If your organization is considering using the Cadasta Platform and tools (Survey123, Web Maps, Operations Dashboard) to support the COVID-19 response in your communities, please contact me at Cadasta is available to support all of our partners’ efforts with remote technical assistance as we all socially distance.