Updated May 13, 2021
Health, Citizen Participation, Climate Change and Resilience and 3 MoreSEE ALL
Health, Citizen Participation, Climate Change and Resilience, Good Governance, Gender Equity and Communication with CommunitiesSEE LESS
Indonesia and United States
Indonesia and United StatesSEE LESS
The people who are most vulnerable to crisis and disaster, like those in low-income communities and women, are disproportionately affected by pandemics like COVID-19 or disasters like flooding caused by climate change. All too often, solutions come from the top down and do not incorporate felt needs and effective solutions on the ground. These systems are not deployed on trusted or regularly used platforms that reach the last mile, limiting effectiveness.
Localized response that incorporates vetted, trusted peer-to-peer communication has been proven to have better outcomes for behavior change, and helping communities respond and recover more quickly. In the face of increasing disaster and crises, social cohesion and connection via AtmaGo provides a way for everyone to be next responders, and lead place-based solutions that reduce mortality, morbidity, and economic losses in the short and long-term.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||2,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Colombia, United States, Venezuela|
|Recruit||2 board members, 1 advisor|
|New Feature||We are creating a dedicated COVID information and communication system so neighbors can help neighbors during this crisis|
Meena Palaniappan, Founder and CEO; has been implementing community-building technology projects for 2 decades. An environmental engineer, Meena has launched mobile projects in West Africa, India and Indonesia. She was the PI for the $1.3 M USAID project to build the WATER SMS mapping system for the poor in Indonesia. Meena’s core principle is that no one understands the challenges/opportunities of low-income communities better than the people who live in them.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN