# of Staff: 26
• Common Operation Picture for Humanitarian Coordination.
• Information Management Services for Disaster Risk Reduction through Mapping, Forecast and Monitoring and Support to the Health Cluster.
• Providing information management (IM) products to key partners in Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Reduction.
The role of iMMAP in Afghanistan has been and is to facilitate the work of humanitarian and emergency partners through its capacities in information management and its strength in the visualization of information. iMMAP has two OFDA funded projects in Afghanistan, the Common Operating Picture for Humanitarian Coordination - Afghanistan (since 2010) (COP) and Information Management Services for Disaster risk reduction through Mapping, Forecast and Monitoring and Support to the Health Cluster (since 2015) (DRR), both of which already have addressed and provided key solutions to some of the challenges cited above.
The integration of activities in the project Humanitarian Information Management Support and Disaster Risk Reduction, will create synergies that permit iMMAP to provide to the humanitarian community and relevant government actors continued, stronger and effective methods for reliably capturing, reporting, sharing, and analyzing information on the humanitarian situation according to baseline indicators, as well as safety and security information. The overall goal of the program is to assist the humanitarian community with accurate, relevant and timely information for humanitarian coordination, humanitarian access, disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management.
The overarching goal of iMMAP is to promote human security by facilitating the work of its humanitarian partners through iMMAP’s capacity in information management and strength in the visualization and distribution of information.
Provide information management (IM) products to key partners in Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Reduction (including but not limited to Humanitarian Clusters, OFDA IPs, UNOCHA, ANDMA, MRRD, civil society) or mapping, forecasting and monitoring through:
- IM support to Humanitarian Clusters through dedicated Standby Partner deployments to UNHCR and WHO with, additional on demand IM support for specialized tasks from resident iMMAP personnel;
- IM services to Humanitarian NGOs through analysis, advice, product design, development, delivery and maintenance;
- Web-based tools and dashboards for the timely collection from multiple sources, consolidation, storage and redistribution of data relevant to humanitarian crises and natural hazards, e.g. ReportHub;
- IM training and internships to develop national information management capacity;
- A geographical and quantitative dimension to the potential maximum exposure to flood hazard for population, settlements, key infrastructure and livelihoods;
- A forecast model for flood hazard, avalanche and landslides;
- A mentoring for IM staff of other humanitarian partners via learning-by-doing.