Mapping Your Impact: A Case from Humanitarian Assistance

Meeting Description:

Are you looking to understand your constituents better via location info? Do you want to display the breadth of your programs and mission using mapping?

Find out how one group quickly, easily and cheaply built a suite of high-quality spatial applications in this webinar on web mapping using Esri’s GIS tools. These tools can help organizations manage everything from responding to major disasters to program planning and evaluation to fundraising and communications. Andrew Schroeder, Director of Research and Analysis for Direct Relief International, will discuss how they used these tools during the 2010 Haiti Earthquake disaster recovery effort. He’ll also explain how his organization built upon those tools to collaborate with UNFPA and The Fistula Foundation in the construction of the Global Fistula Map. David Gadsden, Global Program Lead of Esri’s non-profit program will also discuss the suite of tools available through TechSoup’s Partner Program including Community Analysis, a cloud-based application.

David is an account executive for Esri focusing on Nonprofit, Native American, and International Development communities. He began working with geographic information systems (GIS) technology at the University of Washington in 1992 before serving in the U.S. Peace Corps in East Africa. David has applied GIS technology to environmental, social science, public safety, and construction engineering challenges while working for a number of commercial and non-profit organizations. David joined Esri in 2002 and has since supported communities on topics ranging from disaster relief, environmental conservation, international development and diplomacy, energy transmission, and federal and tribal governance. David coordinates Esri’s Nonprofit Organization Program, which aims to empower nonprofits and NGOs around the globe with GIS technology.

Andrew Schroeder is the Director of Research and Analysis at Direct Relief International. Beginning in 2008 he initiated Direct Relief’s program in geospatial analytics and GIS. Since that time he has worked closely with a wide range of Direct Relief’s corporate and clinical partners to improve understanding of humanitarian program planning and outcome evaluation through data analysis and visualization.

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