In 2020, CartONG supported the Solidarités Lebanon mission to launch and reinforce their GIS capacity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the envisaged field mission was replaced by remote support. CartONG conducted an user requirements assessment to define the best mapping products for the in-country operations. 3 types of maps were identified as a priority for the mission: i) coordination maps to display Solidarités International’s activities, ii) maps of the different refugee sites with sector dara, as well as iii) detailed maps outlining flood analysis risks.
In parallel, CartONG’s team assessed the local GIS capacity in order to tailor a GIS training course adapted to the staff’s current level in GIS. This resulted in three online GIS sessions on QGIS, data management, and mapping.
Finally, part of the support was centered on the creation of different Standard Operating Procedures in order to accompany Solidarités International’s GIS Officer in Lebanon on more methodological aspects.
To know more about this project, please check out our 2020 Annual Report.
In 2021, CartONG continued its support to Solidarités International activities in Lebanon. Building upon several projects, CartONG maintained a technical hotline to ensure that the staff that went through the training could request support when dealing with difficulties, anchoring their GIS knowledge acquired by the initial formation.