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 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.
Following the first strategy of 2013-2015, CartONG worked together with MSF Switzerland in defining the evolution of GIS in MSF-CH to support the movement for the period of 2016-2019.
As part of the 2016-2019 strategy, CartONG acts as technical partner and, to this end, provides support in mapping & GIS through the MSF GIS Unit, as well as in mobile data collection (MDC) and capacity building (training workshop in "GIS Basic", in advanced GIS, etc.). Occasionally, CartONG staff gets deployed in the filed to support the whole MSF movement.
During the first year of the strategy, we supported 17 field missions covered by 8 GIS Specialists for a total of 135 weeks. Our training offer also increased, we organized 3 one-week trainings for GIS basic skills, GIS specialists and GIS focal points. We started to develop a new version of the MSF Map Centre including an embedded portal to monitor map requests, which has also strengthened our IT infrastructure. The other key development was the Briefing tool, integrated in the MSF Map Centre. Learn more by reading our 2016 Annual Report.
During the second year of the 2016/2019 partnership, more than 300 paper maps were created on ArcGIS to answer the needs of MSF missions. Important work was also conducted regarding the creation of the first few Country Kits for MSF. In 2017,we also gave remote support to MSF teams deployed in the occurrence of a crisis. In total,we have supported 24 field missions covered by 12 GIS specialists for a total of 171 weeks. We have also supported 8 local cartographers in the field to respond to diseases outbreaks, to facilitate the implementation of WASH programs, and to map refugee camps. We also continued our work on the Map Centre and the Briefing Tool, and we developed some key products such as the "EpiMaps" (epidemiological maps). Lastly, CartONG has taken an active and significant part in the writing of the proposal for the"GEOMSF project" which was validated during the first semester of 2017. The GEOMSF project will allow the scaling of services currently offered by the GIS Unit. Learn more by reading our 2017 Annual Report.
During the third year of the 2016/2019 partnership, the mapping team continued working on the country kits and further developing thematic maps related to the WASH and epidemiology sectors, while answering direct mapping requests, often related to emergencies. In 2018, a total of 280 maps were produced and we covered 3 major crisis for which we were activated in rush mode. We also worked on the structuring of the reference databases, and released the Map Centre v2. The new Map Centre contains more contextual pages and also more useful tools for GIS and non GIS people. In 2018, we also created a total of 7 new web applications on top of the 6 previous released ones that we have continued to maintain. In addition, we gave remote support to MSF teams deployed in emergency settings. In total, we supported 28 field missions covered by 16 GIS specialists for a total of 204 weeks. Our training offer also grew, and we re-organized the 4 one-week training sessions for GIS basic skills, MDC, GIS specialists and GIS focal points. Lastly, CartONG took an active part in the "GEOMSF project". CartONG is participating with 2 hats, one as the "client" of GEOMSF as part of the MSF GIS Unit, helping and supporting the needs definition, and one as "technical advisor" during the first phase of the project which focuses on analysis and the architecture definition in order to develop a common vision of the next platform, tools and processes for the GIS Unit. Learn more by reading our 2018 Annual Report.
CartONG is implementing a Map Portal for UNHCR. This portal is a repository of all pdf maps produced by UNHCR and in the future partners as well. Other mapping products such as webmaps are also available through the map portal and users can request new mapping products through the portal as well.
In 2017, the UNHCR’s Map Portal was enhanced with more advanced user management as well as the implementation of a resource center. Additionally the design and related css adjusted.
In 2018, CartONG continued to maintain the tool.
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From installing and maintaining their ArcGIS servers to supporting modifications to database structure and enriching the database with new layers and linking to external databases, CartONG supports UNHCR in structuring their GIS web-services - in particular their Field Information Coordination and Support Section. CartONG also participates to the discussions in how GIS should evolve in UNHCR in the future.
Here are some of the projects we have been working on:
CartONG also supports CCCM within the FICSS section, and also work on benchmarkings, documentations and training materials.