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Esri and IDB offer solution in response to COVID-19 emergency in the Caribbean

Esri and IDB offer solution in response to COVID-19 emergency in the Caribbean

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Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, has announced that it has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to provide free access to geospatial technology in response to the COVID-19 emergency in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Governments in the region will be able to use a COVID-19 solution to track critical equipment and assets availability, manage supply chains and maintain Business Continuity.

Leveraging Esri’s Disaster Response Program, and based on the specific needs of IDB member countries, this collaboration provides access to technology resources that can enhance the region’s response to the immediate public health emergency posed by COVID-19.

Governments in the region will be able to leverage Esri’s analytical models and implement dashboards and control centres to monitor the spread of the virus and identify where intervention is needed.

“With Esri, we have developed a collaborative relationship focused on working with IDB clients to solve complex problems and combat COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Nuria Simo, the IDB’s Chief Information Officer and General Manager of Department of Information Technology.

“We believe Esri’s leadership in disaster response programs, technical knowledge and assistance in the use of geographic information systems, usage of geo-referenced data and access to analytical tools can greatly benefit the region in its fight against the virus, while helping us meet other important needs in the countries we serve.”

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