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GISCAD and the Community


Map Action Participation

Our Founders, Desmond Dougall and Sudesh Botha are active expert volunteers with Map Action as well as part of the Map Action Chapter.

Map Action works across the Globe to ensure Disaster response teams have access to the maps and data they need whenever they are needed to answer critical questions, such as:

  • Which area has been worst affected?

  • Where are the most vulnerable people?

  • What was the extent of damages done to roadways and communication Networks?

  • Where are medical supplies accessible and where are they needed most?

  • Since 2003, Map Action has been applying expertise in Geographical information and data to make humanitarian disaster response as effective as possible and saving thousands of lives in the process.

  • Desmond and Sudesh continue to partake in disaster response activities, both in country and remotely, which provide live saving maps and data to help deliver the right aid to the places most in need in a timely manner. 

Important Links



The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency is an inter-regional supportive network of independent emergency units throughout the Caribbean region. 



The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) provides information, guidance and coordinates resources and services to ensure that you and your family:

  • Are prepared in the event of a disaster.

  • Know what to do during a disaster.

  • Can recover after a disaster.

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MapAction is a non-governmental organisation that specialises in providing mapping for humanitarian emergencies. MapAction is a registered UK charity. Prince Harry is its Royal Patron. 

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