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Webmap of CartONG missions on Mapping & GIS

Latest Activities for Mapping & GIS

Implementation of water point data collection & monitoring in South Sudan (ACF-US)
Apr / 2016 to Jan / 2017

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.

Research on UAVs' usability for NGOs
Aug / 2015 to Dec / 2016

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.

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Setting up the tools (for data collection and analysis) for health center and school evaluation for Tdh
Sep / 2016

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 2017, CartONG also designed an online dashboard with Power BI linked to the FACET WASH Health Facility (see an example with test data) and School evaluation mobile data collection tools (here).

Mobile Data Collection and GIS trainings for IPIS, Antwerp
Apr / 2015 to Jul / 2016

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.

Community building for the West-Africa Monitoring & Evaluation staff (Tdh)
Sep / 2015 to Apr / 2016

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.

Training on GIS
Jan / 2016
Emergency mapping deployments during Ebola crisis (MSF)
Jan / 2014 to Dec / 2015

Direct GIS support has been provided for MSF in 2014-2015. First deployments were to support their Ebola response in the 3 most affected countries. As GIS gained in popularity within the movement, more GIS missions were requested, for other epidemics such as Measles, Dengue, etc.

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GIS strategy 2013-2015, Map Centre and mapping (MSF-CH)
Jul / 2013 to Dec / 2015

MSF Switzerland initiated in 2012 a reflection on the value of GIS in their operations. The last quarter of 2013 saw the beginning of a strong collaboration between MSF-CH and CartONG. We support MSF-CH in defining their needs and are putting into place the first 2-years plan GIS strategy.

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Missing Maps project
Nov / 2015

Remote support to humanitarian organizations in the field via mapathons in France and nearby countries.

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Information Management training workshops for Tdh field staff
Jun / 2015

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 eight regional CartONG trainings have been organised since 2015, 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.

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