With the support from the United States Agency for International Development Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID OFDA), iMMAP is actively delivering capacity building for humanitarian partner organizations to effectively respond to the current crisis and assist them in preparing for future humanitarian crises.
From the 22nd to the 25th of January 2019, iMMAP Nigeria’s Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS) team trained INTERSOS staff on tools for collecting and monitoring data, thus enabling INTERSOS to become a Data Gathering Organization (DGO).
As the newly appointed DGO for Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS), the aim of the training was to build the INTERSOS staff capacity on GBVIMS and its tools for ethical data collection, analysis, and monthly reporting. The 16 staff trained will be responsible for implementing the tool across 5 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno state, northeast Nigeria.
Through the use of data-led evidence, the iMMAP team quantified the participants´ knowledge before and after the training: the average score for the post-training was 78% as compared to an average score of 31% scored during the pre-training. This represents a 47% knowledge improvement for those trained. These numbers evidence that iMMAP training program plays a key role in building the information management capacity of partners that work in the humanitarian sector in northeast Nigeria.
Furthermore, between the 28th and 30th of January 2019, iMMAP’s GBVIMS team delivered several training sessions on the Primero/GBVIMS+, held at Plan International’s Borno offices.
Primero is the Protection-related information management system; an application developed to enable humanitarian actors to safely and securely collect, store, manage and share data for protection-related incident monitoring and case management. The GBVIMS+ is a module within Primero that holds information about GBV survivors and the care they receive.
The training focused on GBVIMS tools, Primero software, mobile data collection, data protection, data mapping, data collection tools, and other Case Management tools. 24 Plan International staff were trained to use these tools across 5 LGAs (Kukawa, Gwoza, Mafa, Bama, and Monguno) in Borno state.
The aim of these training sessions was to build and strengthen the capacity of GBV response personnel in the field in terms of Case Management and ethical/safe data collection. Better quality GBVIMS analysis is now possible which will increase the provision of quality GBV specialized services across northeast Nigeria.
With the support from the United States Agency for International Development Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID OFDA), iMMAP is actively delivering capacity building for Nigerian nationals to effectively respond to the current crisis and assist them in preparing for future humanitarian crises.