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Latest Activities for Solidarités International

3-year collaboration on furthering Information Management at Solidarités International
Sep / 2019 to Aug / 2022

After ten years of ad hoc collaborations between CartONGand Solidarites  International (SI), the two organizations decided to sign a Partnership Agreement to facilitate future activities in the next three years.

The agreement concerns the capacity building of SI teams on Information Management (IM), the running of studies, the provision of strategic advice and technical field support related to Information Management, as well as the development, configuration and deployment of IM tools.

In that vein, work has started at the very end of 2019 to support the Myanmar and Bangladesh field operations in the improvement of their IM practices and processes, that will continue for most of 2020 (learn more here and here).

GIS support and capacity building in Lebanon
Nov / 2020 to Jun / 2021

In 2020, CartONG supported the Solidarités Lebanon mission to launch and reinforce their GIS capacity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the envisaged field mission was replaced by remote support. CartONG conduced an user requirements assessment to define the best mapping products for the in-country operations. 3 types of maps were identified as a priority for the mission: i) coordination maps to display Solidarités International’s activities, ii) maps of the different refugee sites with sector dara, as well as iii) detailed maps outlining flood analysis risks.

In parallel, CartONG’s team assessed the local GIS capacity in order to tailor a GIS training course adapted to the staff’s current level in GIS. This resulted in three online GIS sessions on QGIS, data management, and mapping.

Finally, part of the support was centered on the creation of different Standard Operating Procedures in order to accompany Solidarités International’s GIS Officer in Lebanon on more methodological aspects.

In 2021, CartONG continued its support, in particular to coach Solidarités International’s GIS Officer.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

Support to the SI Bangladesh operation in terms of data management
Jan / 2020 to Aug / 2020

This activity aimed at supporting the operation in terms of data management, by analysing their needs, determining recommendations, and helping them build the information management system needed by the operation.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

Support to the SI Myanmar operation in terms of data management
Jan / 2020 to Aug / 2020

This activity aimed at supporting the operation in terms of data management, by analysing their needs, determining recommendations, and helping them build the information management system needed by the operation.

To know more about this activity please read our 2020 Annual Report.

Information Management needs assessment (Solidarités International)
Jan / 2018 to Dec / 2018

In 2018, CartONG conducted two challenging Information Management (IM) needs assessment missions, during which we evaluated the IM policies, processes, practices and tools implemented by the Solidarités International’s teams in response to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh as well as the Syrian crisis.

For these rapid assessments of information management needs, CartONG interviewed the key players to evaluate their expectations, fears and difficulties, and reviewed the existing documentation and processes in place for the IM tools used by the local Solidarités’ teams as well as the available IM products. As part of these missions, we also facilitated workshops and conducted a review of the key existing project documents to identify the IM needs per activity and the potential constraints related to donor requirements. The deliverables of these two needs assessments missions were a report and a list of recommendations and suggested priorities. The support provided by CartONG in the Middle East had the particularity of taking place following the launch of a new  consortium (therefore still in its infancy), and was thus mostly focused on strategic aspects; whereas the mission in Bangladesh was an opportunity to identify the capacity-building needs of the local IM team which then led to a two-week training mission on various topics such as MDC, mapping and data protection.

Mobile Data Collection remote support hotline (Solidarités)
Jan / 2015 to Dec / 2017

CartONG has been supporting Solidarités International delegations since 2015 with a hotline helping operations under 24h with their conception dilemmas, their choice of tools or their MDC strategy

Supporting different delegations on DB management and data collection (Solidarités International)
Jan / 2014 to Apr / 2016

CartONG supported Solidarités International with three missions in Mali and Central African Republic on data collection strategy and data management.

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HQ trainings on MDC/IM/Mapping (Solidarités International)
Sep / 2007

Since 2007, CartONG have intervened 4 times from 1 to 5 days each time to train Solidarités International staff on Mobile Data Collection or Geographical Information Systems.

For instance, in 2017, we intervened at Solidarités International’s field technical coordinators’ week during one day to raise awareness on the use of Geographical Information Systems.

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