iMMAP and CartONG organized a two-day NOMAD workshop held at OCHA’s office in Geneva on 22nd and 23rd March 2012 to present the first findings of the project.
For those of you not familiar with the project: NOMAD, run by iMMAP and partners since September 2010 and funded by the French Space Agency (CNES), aims to deliver scalable solutions for field data collection and communication for the humanitarian community.
NOMAD is a consortium effort involving two NGOs (CartONG and iMMAP), two private enterprises (Auvea and MEDES), World Food Programme (WFP) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) as user partner and ACAPS & MobileActive as observer/adviser.
An initial pilot version of NOMAD has been deployed with WFP in Ethiopia to help support food delivery monitoring and reporting in the country. A second phase is under way with IOM in Haiti and will lead to improvements to the user-interface of the data collection tools involved in the service as well as a demonstration of an integrated field data communication tool.
This workshop reviewed the NOMAD Pilot 1 in Ethiopia, presented the objectives and success of Pilot 2 conducted in collaboration with IOM Haiti and announced the launch of the NOMAD service.
Find the detailed workshop agenda here.