Pilot Community Data Collection and Visualization
With financing from All Souls Church Unitarian Beckner Fund and technical support of UMD MIS faculty and students, CEN is currently creating a Community Needs & Resources Inventory for the Municipality of Petion-Ville (in collaboration with the Mayor’s office & local leaders) The Needs & Resources Inventory, an online searchable database, is meant to educate donors about priorities and facilitate direct fundraising around the world, as well as facilitating information sharing, and network building. We believe it will help local and international organizations providing/seeking financial and technical resources, volunteer work, donations, local expertise, etc. Phase I (in progress): We have identified one pilot community where we have already started collecting data and supporting photos and videos Bellevue Lamontage. When completed, the online inventory will include: 1) Name of Localities 2) Number of inhabitants / Blocks 3) Number of Streams 4) Waste Management system 5) Churches Number/Denomination 6) Education: # of schools, private or free 7) Health: Health center, hospital, doctors office 8) Morgue 9) Economic activities: industries, coop, ext. 10) Source of Electricity: Govt agency, Private, Solar, Kerosene lamp ect.. 11) Public institutions 12) Leisure: soccer, basketball field ect.. 13) Tourist attractions exploitable 14) Level of deforestation 15) Erosion 16) # of local NGOs & sectors 17) Local govt agencies 18) List of national and international NGss in Haiti 19) List of organizations created by Haitian living abroad to support local projects.