iMMAP is an international NGO, that provides professional information management services to humanitarian and development organizations by collecting, analyzing, and visualizing data, which enables them to make informed decisions to ultimately provide high-quality targeted assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations.
We support humanitarian actors to solve operational and strategic challenges. iMMAP’s pioneering approach facilitates informed and effective emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, and development aid activities by enabling evidence-based decision-making for UN agencies, humanitarian cluster/sector leads, NGOs, and government operations.
We are experts in high risk environments resulting from political instability, economic crisis, security threats, and natural disasters.
Goals and Activities
iMMAP’s goal is to alleviate the suffering of victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts by providing the humanitarian community with a decision-making service through the provision of recent, reliable and appropriate geographical and strategic information. iMMAP also aims to provide an information management service for development assistance, sustainable development, and environmental protection.
iMMAP applies core competencies to empower our partners to build a common operating picture:
- Disaster Risk Management: support to manage and minimize vulnerabilities, stabilize crises, coordinate across sectors and build local capacity to deliver services;
- Emergency Response: support coordination and build local capacity to better respond to emergencies and humanitarian crises, including natural and man-made disasters, and;
- Development Aid: apply our multi-sectoral development expertise and build appropriate information management systems to support every stage of a project’s life cycle.
iMMAP is a leading advocate for the establishment of humanitarian relief and development standards for the practical use of information management and Geographic Information Systems [GIS] in support of decision-making, defining the Common Operating Picture and promoting inter-organizational coordination, planning and collaboration. iMMAP’s primary mission remains the dissemination and enhancement of spatial and non-spatial information to government authorities and the responding humanitarian community before, during and after disasters strike and the enhancement of use of this information. iMMAP uses a full range of GIS services, including remote sensing, that are critical in the preparation, analysis, response and mitigation of natural and man-made disasters. These tools assess the vulnerability of populations and groups within communities to hazards and disasters.