FedEx Continues to Support InterAction’s Transparency Efforts through Haiti Aid Map

Photo courtesy of Catholic Relief Services

InterAction is pleased to announce that FedEx has awarded additional funding to continue work on Haiti Aid Map through July 2012. The map, an online interactive tool that charts where nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are working in Haiti along with their activities, was officially launched in January 2011 with FedEx support.

Haiti Aid Map is part of NGO Aid Map, an InterAction initiative focused on collecting information on NGOs’ work at the project level and making it accessible to donors, NGOs, businesses, governments and the public through an online interactive mapping tool. Haiti Aid Map currently features close to 500 projects from 83 organizations. Its purpose is to increase transparency, facilitate partnerships, and improve coordination among NGOs. Using data gathered from the field, the map also helps donors and the public make more informed decisions about where to direct their resources.

“Connecting over 220 countries and territories in a wide variety of circumstances, we see first-hand how important it is to know who is doing what, where,” said Rose Flenorl, FedEx Manager of Social Responsibility. “While delivering aid to help with Haiti earthquake relief we saw the backup of others’ relief supplies at the airport and the need for better information. InterAction members’ work mapping aid in Haiti is an important step toward more coherent, comprehensive and transparent relief programs. We are encouraged by this growing map and are glad to support it.”

“The funding from FedEx has been critical to the InterAction alliance’s attempt to illustrate and build support for the broad scope of work NGOs have undertaken in Haiti. We are thrilled that the relationship will continue,” stated Samuel A. Worthington, InterAction’s president and CEO.

With the additional funding from FedEx, InterAction will keep advancing the importance of transparency within the NGO sector, carry on its work to test the utility of the tool in a large scale natural disaster, promote Haiti Aid Map as the “go to” resource for information on NGO work in the country, and continue efforts to encourage greater collaboration between NGOs and the private sector.

Haiti Aid Map was developed in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC).