This toolkit provides mapping and documentation methods which empower humanitarian responders to capture the complex contexts of diverse communities and locations through time, scale, system, and site.

This project responds to a need for high-resolution mapping of cultural assets and capacities in the search for more sustainable humanitarian programming.  This is particularly relevant in Nepal, where immense cultural and geographic diversity necessitate the development of a tool capable of capturing place-specific variations in knowledge and practice.  Developed through initial case studies in Gorkha and Rasuwa districts, the toolkit has also been piloted in southern Sindhupalchok in partnership with World Vision International Nepal.  A digital platform, through which maps can be created, altered, and shared in the field is currently in development.

Contacts

Dane Carlson

danegcarlson@gmail.com

skype:  danegcarlson

US cell:  + 1 219 878 3014

NP cell:  +977 98233 63993