Modes of Operation

Modes of Operation

iMMAP provides information management services as both individual activities and on-going collaborations, through iMMAP-implemented projects and through the secondment of information management staff.

Project Based

iMMAP provides project-based services through cooperative agreements, direct grant support, and various contract vehicles in agency-specific, national, regional, and global contexts. We work on projects that are entirely information management focused, as well as larger-scope projects with an information management requirement, and may serve in either a lead or a supporting role. Our project activities typically include one or more of the following approaches:

  • Direct information management service delivery
  • Information management tool or system development
  • Information management strategy consultation and capacity development

In our projects, we aim to facilitate and streamline the coordination of humanitarian and development activities, and to strengthen the capacities of humanitarian and development actors.
Surge Support and Secondments

iMMAP maintains a roster of rapidly deployable information management experts to provide surge capacity support in emergency operations. The location, duration and tasks of these deployments are defined jointly with our partners. Information management experts possess a wide variety of expertise and skillsets, and are experienced in operating in some of the most challenging global crises. The vast IMO community deployed by iMMAP at national and international levels create a network that facilitates communication and information exchange among all stakeholders.

Since 2012, iMMAP has been an official Standby Partner (SBP) to the United Nations, providing support to multiple UN agencies in multiple countries. iMMAP currently maintains partnerships with UN agencies under the terms of memoranda of understanding that include:

  • The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • The World Food Program (WFP)
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO)