Projects to be done with MootiroMaps

Main use cases

Neighbourhood Guide

When to use

Sometimes, information about slum communities is extremely scarce and they lack offical maps. A reason for this can be irregular settlements and unresolved housing issues. As there are no maps, it might be difficult for residents to access services and for associations to plan the development of the community and explain its demands to external donors.

Why to use

  • Show to external groups what the communities offers;
  • Promote that local residents value their community and local achievements;
  • Facilitate the integration of recently arrived residents.

Who should participate in the mapping

  • NGOs;
  • Community associations;
  • Community service providers and local leaders.

Strategies

  • Outdoor mapping activities using GPS, cameras and questionnaires;
  • Workshops about community mapping and collaborative web applications;
  • Interviews with residents and community leaders;
  • Spreading the word about your neighbourhood guide using local media like community newspapers, local radio stations and community events;
  • Printing of maps and neighbourhood guides and distribution in the community.

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Diagnosis of a community or territory

When to use

In order to plan for community improvement - for instance, infrastructure, adequate housing, sanitation, slum upgrading or to implement new social services and promote fundamental human rights like access to education and health services it is important to have a broad set of confident social indicators. Often, this data does not exist for low income communities or is not available in terms of open data.

Why to use

  • Produce, organize and analyse social indicators;
  • Consolidate and cross all information related to the development of a community or territory;
  • Monitor community investments and quality of public services;
  • Planning for the development of the community;
  • Decide where to act and in which projects to invest;

Who makes use of these maps

  • NGOs;
  • Community associations;
  • Foundations and corporate responsability departments;
  • Government institutions.

Strategies

  • Freedom of Information Requests;
  • Cleaning data, geocoding and import to MootiroMaps;
  • Outdoor mapping activities using GPS, cameras and questionnaires;
  • Workshops about access to information, open data and collaborative technologies;
  • Community forum or workshops to discuss the diagnosis and brainstorm ideas for community improvements;
  • Monitoring of community interventions, such as housing projects, investment in infrastructure and so on;

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Network mapping

When to use

Nonprofit organizations use to join in networks in order to do advocacy and promote a common cause. Networking gives more visibility to a certain topic, helps to access journalists and media channels and engage with new partners. Knowledge management and sharing information and experiences are critical for achieving results, help to strengthen communication and empower the actors involved.

Why to use

  • Evaluate the spread of the network and plan where it should be for new members;
  • Improve transparency about the actions of the network;
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between participants;
  • Promote exchange of best practices and methodologies between members;

Who makes use of these maps

  • NGOs;
  • Foundations and companies that promote advocacy networks;

Strategies

  • Research together with member organizations;
  • Collaborative work to qualify data and import to the map;
  • Elaboration of a user manual and online assistance;
  • Embed the map into the institutional website of the network;

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Programme and project evaluation

When to use

Communities frequently receive support from nonprofit organizations and are served through public policies. It is important to track progress and analyze information about the outcomes and impact of these programmes in order to measure results and adapt strategies. By implementing a culture of evaluation and share methologies it is possible to improve programmes as well as help others to learn from your experience and replicate your ideas somewhere else.

Why to use

  • Increase transparency about the work of nonprofit organizations, foundations and public institutions;
  • Embed the map into the institutional website of the network;
  • Find best practices and systematize methodologies;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of programmes and produce project management information;

Who makes use of these maps

  • NGOs;
  • Foundations;
  • Government institutions;
  • Community associations;

Strategies

  • Project planning;
  • Team building;
  • Freedom of Information Requests;
  • Cleaning data, geocoding and import to MootiroMaps;
  • Data analysis and visualization;

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Data journalism and advocacy

When to use

Data journalism is an important ally in fighting corruption, tackling irregularities in public administration and social inequality. This type of journalism is increasingly interested in open up data and base stories on data analysis. Formerly restricted to government institutions, data is being accessed using Freedom of Information Act and analyzed and interpreted with help of other social actors.

Why to use

  • Facilitate the understanding and analysis of data;
  • Produce maps which can be used in journalistic articles or claims towards government institutions.

Who makes use of these maps

  • Journalists;
  • Local residents and civic journalists;
  • NGOs and social movements;
  • Interested citizens.

Strategies

  • Freedom of Information Requests;
  • Cleaning data, geocoding and import to MootiroMaps;
  • Data cleaning and visualizations;
  • Development of a hotsite for the cause/project;
  • Spreading news about your findings using blogs and social networks.

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