Since April 2021, iMMAP has been designing and implementing the Directory and Information Management System (DIMS) project on behalf of UNDP and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC). DIMS is part of the Regional Strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery and Resilience for the Lake Chad Basin. The Strategy - or RSS, as it is commonly referred to- was launched in 2018 by the Lake Chad Basin Ccommission in the four countries affected by the crisis across the Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria).
The RSS’s ambition is to further coordination among humanitarian, development and peacebuilding interventions under the leadership of the Governors of the 8 territories: Lac and Hadjer-Lamis (Chad), Nord and Far-Nord (Cameroun), Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states (Nigeria) and Diffa (Niger).
One of the key outputs for DIMS in 2022 is the production of a structure for a digital platform that will give visibility and access to technical resources for CSOs operating in the region.
A very important activity for DIMS this year will be to identify and profile all eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) operating in the territories affected by the crisis. The filed survey, which will start on April 14th, 2022, will allow iMMAP to develop a Directory of CSOs and to collect relevant data that UNDP and the LCBC will use to start populating the digital platform.
Firstly, participating in the survey will make you a DIMS Member. As a DIMS Member, your CSO or CSO network will be featured in the Directory of CSOs in the Lake Chad Basin Region which will be distributed by the RSS Secretariat among its key stakeholders including donors.
Secondly, the data collected through the survey will be integrated in the DIMS Digital Platform, which will be developed by the RSS Secretariat. The DIMS Digital Platform will allow your CSO to access a series of unique self-assessment and support services (for example, information on training and funding opportunities). Other specific CSO-centered services may be provided by the RSS Secretariat as the DIMS Project evolves.
All CSO networks and CSOs operating in at least one of the eight territories: Lac and Hadjer-Lamis (Chad), Nord and Far-Nord (Cameroun), Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states (Nigeria) and Diffa (Niger).
CSOs wishing to be part of DIMS must fulfill all the following criteria for membership:
For those CSOs who feel ready to carry out the survey remotely
, our team will send you the link as soon as it is available. Please contact the Information Management Officer in your country if you want to receive the survey link when the digital survey is launched (around mid-March 2022). If you need support
to carry out the survey, and you are eligible (see ´Who Is Eligible?´), please also share your contact details with our colleague in your country. You will be recontacted in April 2022 by an enumerator. Contacts in your country: Cameroon
: Bettrand Ewane Mbonteh, firstname.lastname@example.org
, +237 675278222 Chad
: Patrick Torta Djimasra, email@example.com
, +23566929301 Niger
: Chaibou Oumarou, firstname.lastname@example.org Nigeria
: Oni Oluwashina Abayomi, email@example.com
This project is supported by UNDP, and it is implemented in collaboration with Roots & Transition.