In 2021, as part of the ongoing MoU, CartONG extended its support to ACF.
Firstly with its technical expertise on remote sensing, CartONG analysed the sand winds that hit Madagascar lately with a much higher impact. Indeed, this phenomenon has been exceptional in 2021 in its length and impact (from September to March), affecting significantly the agriculture. To better understand and characterize this, ACF reached out to CartONG which produced a report highlighting the differences over the year to build a much more granular understanding, but also to have the tools to anticipate further crises. The report can be found here.
Secondly, CartONG supported the emergency desk of ACF to build a lightweight IM system to provide a quick and generic picture of a state of an emergency, allowing ACF to make informed decision speedily about planning a response. This system, combining a form and a database, assess the magnitude of an emergency according to pre-defined criteria, the vulnerability of the affected areas, and the mission preparedness for emergency response. Doing so will increase the viability of consistent evidence-based decisions for triggering emergency response, as well as the appropriate type of support from ACF HQ. After designing this system, CartONG will accompany ACF in piloting and enhancing the system to the needs fo the field to ensure the optimization of the tools.
In addition, CartONG has been supported by ACF within the framework of the "Strengthening CSOs' Information Management" project co-funded by AFD to develop a data analysis and Excel toolkit. This will allow the publication of a new toolkit on the Learning Corner, as well as training and accompanying a few field missions in implementing the tools in 2022.