Focusing on vital information management skills, the Humanitarian Information Management program aims to foster a self-perpetuating ecosystem of knowledge transfer, enhancing the quality of the humanitarian response. Rising to this challenge, iMMAP Colombia developed the Humanitarian Information Management program to bolster the capacity of NGOs responding to the crisis. This program was first piloted in October 2022 in partnership with Javeriana University, one of Colombia's oldest and most respected educational institutions. Nearly a thousand participants, hailed from more than 100 organizations involved in the Migrant and Refugee Response Plan, have enrolled. They accessed this program from various locations in Columbia and Latin America.
Sebastian Gallego, from the International Rescue Committee, acknowledging the transformative power of training and its essential role in empowering individuals to navigate internal processes and external challenges. He stated that “the training provides an important theoretical content and practical tools”, as well as highlights the crucial element of knowledge appropriation. According to him, being able to respond to the real-world situations is as important as to acquiring a new knowledge.