Afghanistan

Afghanistan


OUR PROGRAM

Funded by USAID, iMMAP has been actively operating in Afghanistan since 2010, providing solutions to the information management needs of the humanitarian community to support informed decision-making processes.

iMMAP delivers information Management -IM products and services to key partners in Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Reduction, including but not limited to Humanitarian Clusters, OFDA IPs, UNOCHA, the Afghan Government, and civil society. We work towards ensuring that data consistency and standardization is integrated into all systems for a more efficient and cost-effective emergency response by all humanitarian actors.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Information Management for Emergency Response in Afghanistan –IMERA
Through the IMERA project, iMMAP addresses critical issues and provides key solutions to some of the main challenges experienced by the humanitarian community in Afghanistan.

As part of the IMERA project, we strengthen our partners´ operations through our GIS and information management services, improving their data collection, management, analysis, and visualization methodologies, providing effective solutions to the information challenges experienced in inter-agency coordination, security and humanitarian access, disaster risk reduction and emergency risk management.

iMMAP delivers information Management -IM products and services to key partners in Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Reduction, including but not limited to Humanitarian Clusters, OFDA IPs, UNOCHA, the Afghan Government, and civil society.
We work towards ensuring that data consistency and standardization is integrated into all systems for a more efficient and cost-effective emergency response by all humanitarian actors.

iMMAP produces information products such as maps (reference, thematic, ad-hoc), dashboards, spatial platforms, and reporting systems, all of which assist our partners in mapping their presence and activities, and managing and visualizing essential information for their specific programs such as activity reporting, resource management, and security, as well as identifying issues within their systems (e.g. duplication, delays, information gaps, etc.).

iMMAP provides IM support for Humanitarian Clusters through dedicated Stand-by Partnership Program deployments to ESNFI Cluster, Health Cluster, and Nutrition Cluster, as well as additional, on demand, IM support for specialized tasks from our in-country iMMAP program team.

Furthermore, we offer humanitarian coordination and reporting support through ReportHub, an online reporting platform, developed by iMMAP, that addresses the gap in reporting operational data across organizations by streamlining the information flow between clusters, partners, and the humanitarian country team -HCT in support of the Humanitarian Response Plan -HRP.
ReportHub is currently the main reporting tool used by all humanitarian clusters active in Afghanistan, as endorsed by the Humanitarian Country Team.

Additionally, we support partners in planning their emergency response operations through the Afghanistan Spatial Data Center –ASDC. The ASDC is a web-based geospatial platform that provides critical information to humanitarian organizations and government bodies for DRR, operations planning, emergency response, and M&E.
The ASDC monitors natural hazards such as floods, avalanches, earthquakes, and landslides, and it provides information on humanitarian access, security incidents, and travel time and distance to hospitals, airports, and urban areas.
The ASDC allows users to automatically produce interactive dashboards and maps with all the data needed to design proposals and reports, and plan emergency response operations.

Through iMMAP internship program, specialized training and workshops, and knowledge sharing activities, we have addressed critical issues and provided key solutions to some of the main information challenges experienced by the humanitarian community in Afghanistan.

iMMAP is committed to empowering humanitarian stakeholders and national capacities to reach a professional understanding of the principles and best practices of information management in the humanitarian context.
Strengthening Information Coordination of the MoPH Command and Control Center.
Through our partnership with the World Health Organization –WHO, iMMAP is committed to strengthening information coordination systems in the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health Command Control Center –MoPH CCC, to reduce the negative impact on public health from natural disasters, complex crises, and humanitarian emergencies.

iMMAP is supporting the development of information systems in the Command Control Center / Emergency Operations Center CCC / EOC by providing a package of information management –IM and information technology –IT tools to facilitate preparedness through enhanced information flows including IM knowledge capacity development.

A team of iMMAP experts strengthens information management and information technology systems to promote and implement change management, which will help to bolster the capacity of the CCC to respond to health emergencies and outbreaks.
Information Management Support for the Polio Eradication Initiative
Through our partnership with the World Health Organization –WHO, iMMAP is preparing, printing and updating Afghanistan national, provincial and district maps as part of the Polio Eradication Initiative.