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Latest Activities for Capacity Building

Long-term agreement to support UNICEF's GIS & capacity building globally
Sep / 2019 to Sep / 2022

CartONG, in consortium with MapAction, has been selected by UNICEF for a long-term agreement, to provide GIS & IM support to their operations around the world from 2020 to 2022. Working with UNICEF’s headquarters, country offices and partners in different parts of the globe, we  focus on helping with geospatial data collection and management, mapping, knowledge management and capacity building.

3-year collaboration on furthering Information Management at Solidarités International
Sep / 2019 to Aug / 2022

After ten years of ad hoc collaborations between CartONGand Solidarites  International (SI), the two organizations decided to sign a Partnership Agreement to facilitate future activities in the next three years.

The agreement concerns the capacity building of SI teams on Information Management (IM), the running of studies, the provision of strategic advice and technical field support related to Information Management, as well as the development, configuration and deployment of IM tools.

In that vein, work has started at the very end of 2019 to support the Myanmar and Bangladesh field operations in the improvement of their IM practices and processes, that will continue for most of 2020 (learn more here and here).

Addressing climate change through participatory mapping: using technology and community-based approaches to support climate change adaptation in rural Tajikistan
Feb / 2021 to Apr / 2022

In April 2019, the German development agency - GIZ - started implementing a new initiative called “Technology Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Rural areas of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan”. This project, which is financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) aims at strengthening adaptation measures to climate change in both countries.

CartONG’s involvement in this larger initiative started in February 2021 following a Grant Agreement with GIZ Tajikistan for a project named “Addressing climate change through participatory mapping: using technology and community-based approaches to support climate change adaptation in rural Tajikistan”. This project aimed at strengthening adaptation measures to climate change based on geographic information and open-source technologies and was conducted in collaboration with the Tajik association Little Earth.

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Support to SIF's Avotia project in Southwest Madagascar on OpenStreetMap and participatory mapping
Oct / 2021 to Mar / 2022

CartONG is implementing with OpenStreetMap Madagascar a mission to support Secours Islamique France’s project Avotia (funded by the French Development Agency - AFD), around food security in the vulnerable Southwest Madagascar.

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Support to the SI Myanmar operation in terms of data management
Jan / 2020 to Mar / 2022

This project aimed at supporting the operation in terms of data management, by analyzing their needs, determining recommendations, and helping them build the information management system needed by the operation. It is being conducted as part of the 3-year partnership agreement concluded between CartONG and Solidarités International.

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RECITAL - Cities from here & abroad
Nov / 2021 to Dec / 2021

CartONG carried out the Cities from here & abroad project at the end of 2021 with the students of Louise de Savoie secondary school in Chambéry, thanks to the support of the "RECITAL" program, led by RESACOOP and Pays de Savoie solidaires. Through 5 participatory mapping workshops co-facilitated by CartONG and by youth workers from the AQCV social centre, about thirty pupils were invited to discover the Sustainable Development Goals and to think about their impacts on urban areas.

Supporting Tdh with a serie of MDC webinars
Oct / 2020 to Dec / 2021

Two series of webinars for beginners and advanced profiles were organized by CartONG in the fall of 2020 to support the ongoing capacity building of Terre des hommes' field teams in terms of Mobile Data Collection and analysis.

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Support to the SI Bangladesh operation in terms of data management
Jan / 2020 to Dec / 2021

This activity aimed at supporting the operation in terms of data management, by analyzing their needs, determining recommendations, and helping them build the information management system needed by the operation.

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IM support to Max Havelaar France
Jan / 2021 to Oct / 2021

In 2021, Max Haavelaar France and CartONG worked together in developping and testing IM tools within the framework of the "Strengthening CSOs' Information Management" project co-funded by AFD. In particular, work was done on the Program data self-assessment methodology (available in French here) as part of the revision of the IM structure of Max Havelaar France, a process that will continue in 2022."

Development of a combined M&E and IM training offer with Groupe URD
Dec / 2020 to Jun / 2021

Thanks to funding from the H2H Network's Get Ready Fund, the latter supported by UK aid from the UK government, CartONG and Groupe URD have developed a combined MEAL and Information Management training offer targeted at humanitarian staff operating in emergency settings. This online training aims at providing the participants needs of field teams to be relevant to the widest audience possible - especially given the COVID-19 pandemic context. The development of the training offer started in late 2020 and was finalized in June 2021.

To know more about this endeavor, please check out our 2020 Annual Report.

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