# of Staff: 23
Current Projects:- Seconded staff to provide IM support to UNICEF
iMMAP has been present in Yemen since late 2011, providing technical support to the clusters, United Nations' agencies and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs). Over this period, the organization supported the humanitarian relief operations with Information Management (IM) and Geographical Information System (GIS) expertise, but also helped build national capacity.
At the end of 2016, iMMAP has kicked off the project to strengthen the clusters’ IM capacity and enhance humanitarian coordination in Yemen. There are currently seven (7) national IMOs in Sana’a and the hubs, and three (3) IMOs including the project manager working remotely from Amman, Jordan. The main goal of this project is to support crisis response through providing critical IM support and capacity strengthening to clusters, and enhancement of the current tools and mechanisms used.
Through direct deployment of its IM experts to the clusters' co-led agencies in Yemen, iMMAP assisted the humanitarian community with data collection, cleaning, compilation, and mapping of response activities throughout the country. This systematic and standardized reporting mechanism helps with understanding the reach of the humanitarian assistance, but also served at occasions as proxy indicators for issues in certain geographic locations in the absence of comprehensive survey. In close collaboration with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Yemen, iMMAP combined its data with planned activities and needs identified in the various districts to produce monthly products that showed progress made within each sector of activity.
iMMAP also helped build the local IM capacity in the country by engaging in continuous training of its national staff, most of whom are still putting their developed skills to the service of humanitarian organizations.