New maps on China, India and Mexico
NGO Aid Map, an initiative charting the work of NGOs around the world has just expanded with support from FedEx to include three new maps of NGO projects in China, India and Mexico.
“By mapping the ongoing work of InterAction members, NGO Aid Map helps NGOs, donors, and the public make more informed decisions about potential partners and where to direct their resources,” said Julie Montgomery, director of innovation and learning at InterAction. “These three new maps broaden the data we’re sharing and it moves us one step closer to our vision of a global map showcasing our members’ work in all countries and all sectors.”
In addition to the new country maps, NGO Aid Map tracks projects in the Horn of Africa, on food security worldwide, and in Haiti. More than 100 of InterAction’s NGO members currently contribute data to the online tool on more than 3,500 of their projects worldwide.
“Due to the success of the Haiti Aid Map, we are sponsoring the replication of the initiative in China, India and Mexico to help strengthen the NGO sector in those countries,” said Shane O’Connor, program advisor for FedEx Global Citizenship. “FedEx has supported disaster recovery initiatives around the world for nearly two decades, and our aim in supporting the development of these maps is to help bring heightened awareness, transparency and effectiveness to the work of InterAction’s member organizations in accomplishing their great humanitarian and development work.”
Haiti, Food Security and Horn of Africa Aid Maps continue to gain momentum
This past month, our three existing maps, Haiti, the Horn of Africa and food security, experienced a surge of updates and new projects. Close to 30 new projects were added to Haiti Aid Map, propelling it to nearly 200 active projects. Health programs account for 45% of members’ work plotted on the Horn of Africa Aid Map, followed by education and agriculture. Food Security Aid Map now features over 1,000 projects from 44 members. With the highly anticipated global expansion in 2014 drawing ever closer, members like ReSurge International are adding projects now that will go live next year when we map all sectors in all countries. If you have not yet put your organization on the map, email us to join the members who have.
FedEx award for innovations in disaster preparedness
InterAction and FedEx announced the FedEx Award for Innovations in Disaster Preparedness. The award recognizes innovative interventions that reduce communities’ vulnerability to hazards or natural disasters and increase their capacity to prevent or cope with such adverse events. “FedEx is proud to sponsor this award in order to help recognize and replicate innovative programs that strengthen community resilience through disaster preparedness,” said Jack Muhs, senior vice president of Global Trade Services at FedEx Express. InterAction invites NGOs and civil society organizations to submit an award application by June 30, 2013. The winning organization will receive $10,000 and be recognized at an award ceremony in Washington, DC in October 2013.
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