Community Based Information Systems
CURE’s core competency is in the development of Community Based Information Systems (CBIS). CBIS is an organic information and pro poor management tool, which captures community perceptions and needs of slum dwellers through the use of Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) instruments and integrates these on a spatial platform using the map based GIS (Geographical Information System) software.
A CBIS is capable of collecting multiple layers of data at the household, community, ward, and city level as also across all sectors of development such as water supply, sanitation, livelihoods, education, health, etc. At the community level, the process of information collection encourages communities to meet, discuss, and analyze data at a neighborhood level and develop mutually agreed community action plans for implementation. The process helps strengthen community leadership structures and enables communities to get included in city planning processes. At the city level, it enables local governments to take appropriate decisions for service delivery that respond to community demands and monitor implementation.
TCBIS projects of CURE :-
• City wide slum CBIS for Agra Municipal Corporation; USAID and Cities Alliance
• City wide heritage and monument CBIS for Agra; USAID and Cities Alliance
• CBIS for Savda Ghevra; Bhagidari-Sanjha Prayas – GONCT
• Sustainable Urban Livelihoods for Savda Ghevra; Bhagidari-Sanjha Prayas – GONCT
• CBIS-Jal (Water) for Delhi Jal Board on Access to Water in Urban Slums in Delhi; WSP, The World Bank and DJB
• CBIS for Disaster Mitigation for Andaman Islands for SEEDS, India
• City wide slum CBIS for Ludhiana Municipal Corporation; Cities Alliance and NIUA