We are a network of volunteers working on humanitarian issues and ICT´s. Our goal is to give visibility and voice to communities in the provinces of Santa Fe and Chaco through of social and participatory mapping. Specifically we want to trace the route and the landscape of the problem of access to drinking water and its implications
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
We work with NGO´s,groups in urban and peri-urban areas (the most affected by the scarcity of social or natural water). Then the idea is to spread relationships whit others NGO´s and provinces with the goal to form a network of “local environmental journalists.” An example of the situation in these areas are: over 70% of the indigenous communities have no access to drinking water (Chaco).Sante Fe has several problems related with arsenic.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
We want to organize all the information already gathered and add other voices of urban and rural areas. We will use Ushahidi or Crowdmap to map the route of access to drinking water, its landscape, health issues, food security, gender , monitoring the increasingly frequent consequences of drought or floods in affected areas. Use Training sessions to strengthen communication from the community to report and verify the information on the map.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
We have contact with indigenous communities ,NGO´s in the urban areas (Villa Angela , Resistencia,Chaco) , in rural areas with rural schools and Qom/ mocovíes communities. Indigenous members, women´s orgs and also neighborhoods assoc in Rosario.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
20 as a minimun. Referents of both provinces, indigenous communities, neighborhood associations, women's organizations and Community Radios.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Rising Voice is a very important organization to us ,principally giving voice and space to these stories or topics.
Also, tools such as digital recorders and digital cameras.