iMMAP is implementing a nine-month project to contribute to the enhancement of humanitarian coordination and response capacities through IM support to the actors in Cameroon. It will facilitate the implementation of OCHA’s strategy to support the sectoral coordination in Cameroon. It will also contribute to two key objectives:
- Strengthening sector coordination in priority regions for humanitarian intervention
- Ensuring that the capacities for sector coordination and support to the field remain strong at national level.
In addition, this project will address information gaps and limitations that have been reported in the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2021:
- Build capacity of local actors to conduct evaluations according to humanitarian standards
- Enhance the systematic exchange of data and evaluation reports among humanitarian actors
- Support the coordinated multi sectoral needs assessments.
In order to achieve these objectives, iMMAP will set up an Intersectoral Information Management Support Unit (IIMSU) that will work closely with OCHA and the different coordination mechanisms (Clusters and sectors). The IIMSU will provide IM support tailored to the needs of the broad humanitarian ecosystem (coordination bodies, INGOs, LNGOs) through three core activities:
- Deployment of Information Management Officers (IMOs) to fill critical IM gaps in the active Clusters in NW/SW regions;
- Provision of IM services to the different coordination mechanisms at national and regional levels (OCHA, Clusters and Sectors)
- IM capacity building open to all actors responding in Cameroon.
Through this project, information will be more accurate and shared timelier among actors, and the overall understanding of the crisis will be improved, thus leading to well informed decision-making, a fair utilization of available resources and enhanced response capacity.