COVID-19: Jaiz Bank Partners Cans Park on Palliatives.
Jaiz Bank Plc in collaboration with CANs Park Ltd and other partners have created a platform that makes it easy for relief providers to seamlessly access and grant relief to the most vulnerable people in the society. This is part of the Banks Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to provide palliatives as a response to the social and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the platform tagged RISE, which stands for Relief Intervention and Symptoms Evaluation (RISE), relief seekers now have an easier and more secure way to reach relief providers with their requests.
The RISE platform is a web and USSD application that connects relief providers to relief seekers within their location. It is designed to aid the reduction of mass gathering for relief distribution and support the gathering of data on crisis-related needs and intervention requirements, and help organizations to organize the records of their efforts in one place.
Relief seekers can request relief materials which can be delivered to them after they have been matched to a relief provider within their location. Through a simple USSD request or requests sent via smartphones of people in need, the platform matches requests geographically to organizations that can fulfil such requests. This takes the guesswork out of relief provision and allows organizations to easily sort, respond, record and refine the relief they provide. These relief-providing organisations are required to do a simple sign up on the platform.
Using demographic data, the platform connects relief providers with relief recipients that match their location and category of relief provision. Providers can also indicate when they are out of stock or cannot deliver on a request and the platform will automatically rematch the request with an available provider.
The RISE Platform has been launched in Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory, while more states are in view. For this initiative to be successful, organizations and individuals that provide support for the needy especially during this period of the pandemic, can do so through this platform.
The platform is designed to ensure that, post-COVID19, the app will continue to serve as a platform for organisations to reach vulnerable individuals.
We are also leveraging a volunteer network currently driven by the YALI Network which will handle matters relating to the delivery of relief materials for providers who desire to remain anonymous and information gathering for locations wherein the inhabitants may not be able to navigate the platform to make requests.
The RISE platform can be accessed by visiting the URL: www.rise.com.ng – or by dialling a USSD code (for only the recipient). Organizations and individuals that are interested in supporting the platform as relief providers can Sign up through the URL: www.rise.com.ng/providers