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New mapping tool to improve humanitarian assistance for persons with disabilities

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The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) is collecting important data and geo-tagging clients in Saint Lucia via the KoBo Toolbox.

This is a free, open-source tool for mobile data collection, available to anyone. It allows for the instant virtual mapping of clients on a satellite-generated map and collecting data in the field using mobile devices such as cell phones or tablets. This will greatly assist the organization in advocating for members to understand their specific locations and diverse needs.

The United Nations Office developed the KoBo Toolbox for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The implications of this platform are significant and allow a plethora of uses by diverse organizations.

The aim of the NCPD to map as many persons as possible with disabilities in Saint Lucia to best serve members and direct humanitarian assistance to them.

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