Iraq

Iraq


OUR PROGRAM

Since 2003, iMMAP has worked to establish a common operating picture (COP) for Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) in Iraq. We work with the Iraqi government and its partners to build the capacity to manage landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) mitigation activities. With support from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA), we help partners to identify and prioritize which areas are in greatest need of assistance and improve coordination efforts by tracking who is doing what and where.

iMMAP´s Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA) and geographic information system (GIS) technical expertise supports the Directorate of Mine Action Iraq (DMA) and Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Authority (IKMAA) to develop and maintain a reliable information management cell to produce maps and reports for land-mine and ERW planning, prioritization and clearance activities. Our custom built IMSMA and IMSMANG add-on tools as well is our open source information management Mine Action Analysis Toolkit (MAAT) help HMA responders fill information gaps in humanitarian operations.


CURRENT PROJECTS

Technical Support and National Capacity building for Humanitarian Mine Action Program- PM/WRA
iMMAP provides ongoing technical support to the Iraqi government and its partners to establish a common operating picture (COP) to effectively task and manage landmine and ERW mitigation activities. iMMAP focuses on improving the capacity of national staff so they can provide better services to the HMA community which helps to more efficiently and effectively reduce ERW hazards in Iraq. iMMAP’s Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA) and geographic information system (GIS) technical expertise supports the Directorate of Mine Action Iraq (DMA) and Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Authority (IKMAA) to develop and maintain a reliable information management cell to produce maps and reports for land-mine and ERW planning, prioritization and clearance activities.
Damage assessment for the liberated area from ISIS - MAG
iMMAP is doing the information management and mapping part of this large project. iMMAP has provided the MAG teams with printed maps including pre-survey risk mitigating and risk-predicting maps, recent satellite imagery maps and geospatial analysis before and during conducting the survey.
The risk-mitigating and overall risk assessment were prepared from iMMAP’s Security Incident Database. Then post-survey analysis maps were composed of field survey data and overlaid on satellite imagery then released to key stakeholders.

Information Management Support to Health Cluster - WHO
iMMAP deployed SBPP staff in Erbil in 2015, to support the health information management system of WHO in the country. The staff helped with information management of the cholera-related epidemic, update of the Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS) and Early Warning Alert and Response Network - EWARN system, development of standardized data management processes, generation of statistical analyses and reports. Currently, the iMMAP staff has been assisting through the creation of infographics and daily analysis for the Mosul operation undertaken by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). Additionally, iMMAP is currently working with Arc Server and Enterprise to create a dynamic online mapping system for WHO in Iraq.
Provision of Information Management Services for UNMAS Iraq
Information Management and Mapping Support to UNMAS is a dedicated information management unit in Iraq. The project analyzes and disseminates IM products and maps covering the whole of Iraq to optimize planning, operations, coordination, and risk mitigation measures for the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) through the protection cluster. Key activities include collecting, analyzing, customizing and reporting mine action and security-related information, integrated where necessary, to serve as a common service platform for humanitarian actors all across Iraq. This allows partners to immediately assess security situations and, using easily accessible, collated, relevant and timely information, plan evidenced-based, prioritized and safe operations. The team also provide regular detailed situational IM products highlighting accessibility, security threats, and IED contamination. The products are customized to speed up access and service delivery of HMA and other humanitarian organizations to people affected by emergencies in Iraq.
Multi-Dimensional Risk Mitigation Information Management Center- OCHA
iMMAP began setting up the Multi-Dimensional Risk Mitigation Information Management Center for Humanitarian Response on November 1st, 2016. The main objective of this project is to rapidly assess the level of explosive contamination and security situation to establish informed safety, security and risk management systems in new contexts and rapid onset emergency response situations to Humanitarian Actors (HAs) involved in the humanitarian response. The project also aims at an enhanced understanding of protection concerns, operational constraints in Mosul corridors, Hawiga and Western Anbar operations areas and enhanced humanitarian knowledge on access, risks, and vulnerabilities of populations affected by the military operations and the humanitarian actors assisting these populations.
IM Support to the Iraqi Red Crescent Society -IRCS
iMMAP was assigned by the Swedish Red Cross (SRC), which is funding this project, to lead the project by assessing information management (IM) needs for the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) in Baghdad from 25th of March 13th of April 2018. The exercise was the first step to recommend an action plan for the introduction of technical IM solutions for the strengthening of IRCS program data/information collection, analysis, and reporting. The project is ongoing now and in its implementation phase.
Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) of ERW Clearance in Iraq
The purpose of the TPM project is to monitor and verify U.S. funded CWD activities in Iraq at regularly scheduled intervals to confirm the accuracy of IPs reports submitted to PM/WRA, as well as IPs compliance with the terms and conditions of their respective agreements or contracts.

The overall goal of the project is to enhance verifications of PM/WRA’s IPs’ reported activities and achievements and increase understanding and verification of the impact of PM/WRA’s funding of IPs on economic and social impact and benefits.