Votre organisation collecte de données lors de chaque mission sur le terrain. Mais ces données sont-elles utilisées à leur plein potentiel, ou sont-elles abandonnées au fond d'un document PDF ? Vous désirez visualiser vos données sur une carte pour mieux rendre compte des besoins et planifier vos activités en conséquence ? Vous souhaitez lancer un nouveau projet dans un village mais vous n'êtes pas sûr de sa localisation ?
L'expression "un dessin vaut mieux qu'un long discours" s'applique parfaitement aux systèmes d'information géographiques : à l'aide d'une carte vous pouvez visualiser en un coup d'oeil où sont situés les besoins et les ressources, puis décider du meilleur moyen de relier les deux. Une présentation cartographique de la situation permet d'améliorer de façon spectaculaire la prise de décision. Qu'il s'agisse d'un fond de carte sur papier (pour donner une bonne vue d'ensemble d'une régjon) ou de cartes sectorielles dynamiques (pour visualiser en un coup d'oeil l'évolution d'une situation dans le temps), l'information géographique est vitale à la bonne compréhension d'une situation. Pour produire des cartes il vous faut trouver les données existantes et garantir que vos données soient dans un format compatible. Vous devez aussi réaliser des analyses pour chaque secteur [?]. Une stratégie SIG vous permet de définir les procédures qui optimiseront vos projets et de vous assurer que vos produits SIG feront parvenir l'information à ceux qui en ont besoin.
CartONG assiste les organisations humanitaires dans leurs activités SIG à chacune de ces étapes:
CartONG provides GIS and mapping support to the CCCM (Camp Coordination, Camp Management) unit within the FICSS section at UNHCR.
In 2017, such support involves developing new OPSMAPS and adding new functionalities to existing OPSMAP.
Following the work of previous years for the CCCM Cluster, in 2018, the ISMI (IDP Situation Monitoring Initiative) tracking dashboard was further enhanced and a new OPSMAP was developed in support of the ISIMM (IDP Sites Integrated Monitoring Matrix) project, both for North-West Syria context. ISMI dashboard has been remarkably improved after the first version delivered in 2017. This tool visualizes the Internally Displaced People (IDP) movement data collected by the cluster, who is responsible for updating the data through CKAN platform. It now includes animated movement layer, filter options through dynamic charts and data exports. ISIMM OPSMAP was deployed in 2018. Similarly to ISMI, and as a new feature in relation to older OPSMAPs, this version is connected to a CKAN platform, which allows the data owners to update it easily without requesting web developers.
This project helped ACF-US and governmental partners to set up and maintain over time the Water Information Management System of South Sudan. The solution chosen to ensure than field teams could update the information on a regular basis was Akvo Flow.
At the end of the project, an Aweil East State Water Points Functionality Map was also published.
CartONG is part of an initiative whom's aim is to consolidate existing knowledge on the use of drones in humanitarian contexts and to further test, promote and disseminate their appropriate use and best practices among humanitarian organizations and the UN Clusters.Read more »
CartONG developed a large part of the mobile and analysis components of FACET, a facility monitoring tool for Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in schools (WINS) and in health facilities (WIH).
The tools are based on Kobo/ODK for mobile data collection and on a Power BI dashboard for online visualisation of indicators and an Excel offline dashboard for more advanced analysis.
The WASH in Health Facility Evaluation Tool (FACET), jointly developed by Terre des hommes, Eawag and CartONG with support from the UNICEF/WHO Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP), is based on globally recognised indicators and is suitable across the continuum of humanitarian and development interventions.
In 2018, CartONG helped build the new version of the FACET mobile data collection and analysis tools, based on a review of the needs and also an update of the key JMP indicators on which the tools are based.
In 2015-6 we conducted two trainings for IPIS, one on Mobile Data Collection and geodatabase management (5 days) and one on ArcGIS server (5 days) for their HQ staff in Antwerp.
CartONG set up and has been managing since 2015 a community of Terre des hommes users on data collection and analysis, using Slack as a tool.
Soutien à distance aux humanitaires sur le terrain via des mapathons en France et pays limitrophes.Read more »
CartONG has deployed numerous times to Terre des hommes delegations to give trainings and help with the general capacity building of national and international staff in the field on information management, mobile data collection and geographical information systems.
A total of 8 regional CartONG trainings have been organized between 2015 and 2017, with a total of 74 participants and 23 countries trained on MDC throughout Tdh’s main intervention zones, with a number also trained on Information Management more widely.
In 2018, 22 people from field operations were trained from 10 different countries through one regional MDC training (Eastern Europe), one regional Information Management workshop (MENA), and a two-week training to the Iraq Monitoring & Evaluation teams.
CartONG has been supporting the Public Health section of UNHCR since 2015 for the large-scale deployment of an annually-run Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices survey in 180 refugee camps - helping to define the strategy, with the development of substantial training kits, the encoding of the survey and related analysis tools. Our support also involves field training missions as well as implementation missions.
In 2018, 4 in-country trainings of survey managers or implementation missions occurred (Burkina Faso, Uganda, Sudan and Bangladesh), as well as interventions both at the WASH HCR global week and partner day.
CartONG also works on documentation. In 2017, documentation was published on the subject of the WASH KAP survey for the first time on the UNHCR WASH website. In 2018, the tools and documentation were also improved, with the possibility of comparing the WASH core indicators for a given place over time and the production of four key manuals in French and English corresponding to the key phases of a KAP implementation.
Additionally, CartONG developed in 2016 the WASH KAP Mapper which maps out WASH KAP survey results. In 2017, CartONG continued working and improving the mapper: the mapper was made available online, and and extra features were developed to improve the user experience.
Learn more about the support we provided to UNHCR PHS section, in particular for WASH-related activities, by reading our Annual Reports.