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iMMAP is in Iraq since 2003. It currently relies on a national team of approximately 70, spread across 13 governorates and 3 offices: Erbil, Baghdad and Basra. Since the beginning of its operations in Iraq, iMMAP has built a solid acceptance from local authorities and population. Thanks to this trust, iMMAP has been able to implement its activities throughout the country, in both the Iraqi Kurdistan and Federal Iraq areas.

Following decades of conflict and humanitarian crisis, Iraq is becoming more secure and stable and is establishing new policies and programs to benefit the people. iMMAP supports its international partners and, most importantly, the Government of Iraq, in accessing and managing the information they need to make effective evidence-based decisions. iMMAP is currently implementing projects in key sectors on the country’s path to peace and stability: humanitarian mine action, private sector development, health, and disaster preparedness. These projects are implemented thanks to the partnerships with the U.S. Department of State's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA), GIZ, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Crisis and Stabilization Center (CDCS), the Swedish Red Cross, UNICEF, and UNDP.


Mihan platform
This project is dedicated to improving the working prospects and opportunities of the Iraqi youth. To achieve this goal, iMMAP has created a new platform where job seekers, companies and authorities can interact for trainings and job opportunities. Mihan is a digital space that was made for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA). IMMAP provides MoLSA’s staff with capacity building trainings in information management (IM), monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and website maintenance so that they will be able to manage Mihan themselves.
Geographic Information System Support for Public Health Services
Iraqi public services, notably in the health sector, have been impeded by more than 30 years of humanitarian crises, massive population displacement, migration, unemployment, and poverty. The crisis has had a negative impact on immunization efforts, as public health services have not adjusted to the changing population.

IMMAP is dedicated to ensuring that all Iraqis, including those living vulnerable areas, have access to immunization services. To achieve this, iMMAP, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), provides Geographic Information System (GIS) expertise in support of the Iraqi Ministry of Health. With this expertise, the Ministry will be able to digitize its Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) to better support the Iraqi population and currently untargeted groups in accessing immunization services.
Information Management Support to Iraqi Red Crescent Society
iMMAP supports the Iraqi Red Crescent Society through the Swedish Red Cross. IMMAP experts are working on improving IRCS information management processes, tools and staff capacity. The final phase of the project focuses on dedicated capacity building for the IRCS to use Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies to improve their disaster preparedness and risk reduction activities.
Humanitarian Mine Action: Third Party Monitoring
Years of conflict have left Iraq with one of the highest levels of explosive ordnance (EO) contamination level, which severely hinders the socio-economic development and stabilization of the country.

The Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) program in Iraq has received assistance from the US Department of State’s Office for Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA). iMMAP, as WRA Third Party Monitoring partner, monitors and verifies USA-funded Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) activities in the country. By collecting and analyzing field data at regularly scheduled intervals, iMMAP provides WRA with a realistic picture of the program's progress, compliance with standard operating procedures and immediate outcomes of activities.
Information Management Systems for Humanitarian Mine Action
IMMAP provides the Directorate for Mine Action (DMA) and the Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) with dedicated IM technical support. This ensures that they share an accurate understanding of the humanitarian mine action landscape in the country.

IMMAP assists both National Mine Action Authorities (NMAA) with the deployment of the Information Management Systems for Mine Action (IMSMA Core & OSDBMA). IMMAP also collaborates with NMAA to enhance their capacity to leverage Mine Action data for strategic and operational decision-making.
Developing the River Basin Monitoring System for Tigris and Euphrates
iMMAP is supporting the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources through development of new information management tools and geospatial analysis trainings to enhance monitoring of the Euphrates and Tigris River basins and capacity to predict flood events and water scarcity in Iraq

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