Today is an exciting one for us here at Cadasta, as we launch a new version of our technology that has been months in the making. A key tenet of our mission is for our technology stack and solution set to make significant contributions toward practical application of the “fit-for-purpose” concepts as they apply to the domain of land and resource rights.
At the end of the day, technology is just one cog in the chain of the much wider movement needed to ultimately improve the lives and livelihoods of the world’s poor and marginalised. Our mission is focused on those whose existence in the formal sector, and prospects for lifting themselves out of poverty, are held back by undocumented and insecure land and resource rights.
Thankfully, at Cadasta, we’ve been able to engage with some of the world’s leading organisations working at the forefront of improving land and resource rights for vulnerable communities and individuals around the world. It’s through engaging with organisations such as Namati, Landesa, and Habitat for Humanity that has helped frame our view of where we should focus the development of technology for the democratisation not only of land and resource rights data, but also the model of land services delivery.
Our user-centric design philosophy dictates that we get real world feedback so that our technology can improve and be further developed to meet the needs our partners. So, in addition to our production release, we also have have a demo version that we encourage people to utilize as an introductory step. Please send us your feedback and let us know if you need our assistance to switch over to production mode.
And a special thanks to all the Cadasta team who have been working tirelessly over the last few months to bring about this version of the software, built on top of an entirely new framework. Let’s wait a while before we do that again!