Founded in 1964, ICCO Cooperation is a global, non- governmental organization that works towards providing dignity and well-being for all, striving to end poverty and injustice in developing countries. Their project in Ethiopia is aiding the food security situation of women and people with disabilities in the regions, or “woredas”, who are chronically food insecure. CARTO was used by ICCO – and shared with Ethiopia’s local government authorities – to better understand where the highest risk for food insecurity is taking place.
Data visualizations have proven to be a valuable facilitator in communicating critical problems of these woredas, enabling stakeholders to become more aware of ICCO’s activities and challenges in the region. Going forward, they will use this data to stimulate a more open dialogue between beneficiaries, local and national governments, and improve food security in their target areas.
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