CartONG implemented 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 web maps are also available through the map portal and users can request new mapping products through the portal as well. CartONG worked on the Map Portal in 2017 and 2018, adding advanced user management features as well as a resource center. The Map Portal was later decommissioned in 2019 and replaced by the Operational Data Portal which now hosts the apps which previously existed on the Map Portal as well as new ones.
CartONG implements the Site Mapping together with UNHCR GDS unit (Global Data Service, previously known as FICSS within the organization) by deploying a user-friendly smartphone application for data collection and maintenance and which stores all collected information online in versatile web maps accessible to all actors in need of it. Already covered camps are accessible in the webmap section of the map portal (maps.unhcr.org).
CartONG continuously works on improving the site mapping application, and beyond this, our team also provides direct support to field operations.
Our staff worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda, doing creation and maintenance of return monitoring database, collection and compilation of GPS coordinates, production of maps, and capacity building of local staff.
Following a full bidding process, CartONG was one of the organizations (including iMMAP and MapAction) to be retained by the UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office, setting the framework to be deployed in the WCARO region to support UNICEF country operations in Information Management and Mapping.
CartONG supported Solidarités International with three missions in Mali and Central African Republic on data collection strategy and data management.
CartONG poursuit sa collaboration avec Solidarités International, à travers une mission de support en République Centrafricaine autour de la collecte et gestion de données d’enregistrement des bénéficiaires.
CartONG supported JIPS, UNHCR and INS (Institut National de la Statistique) on the coding of a questionnaire to be ODK compliant. We also trained the staff on data collection as well as Server management for the survey managers.