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.
En 2019, CartONG collaborated with ENSG on the production of a Massive Online Open Course on Geomatics & the Humanitarian World, which led to the release of three different videos:
CartONG and Action contre la Faim have signed a 3-year partnership agreement to further their collaboration. The partnership agreement that will run from 2020 to 2023 details the general principles of collaboration between our two organizations around common goals and mutual commitments as well as more operational aspects.
The UNHCR Android project provides technical assistance to set up an Android smart phone based survey within a country operation. Topics have been including village profiles, nutrition and other public health related surveys as well as a rapid registration to verify a census of People of Concerns. A new project in 2013 with JIPS (Joint IDP Profiling Service) is looking into Urban Profiling.
The objective of the project was to introduce and present GIS tools in an humanitarian context, and to analyze the needs and capacities of Groupe URD, in order to ass which could be the inputs of geomatic technologies in the Groupe URD, and how CartONG could implement them.
OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia of maps, is a powerful tool to support local development and improve community resilience in case of crisis.
Many programs have implemented blanket supplementary feeding activities which often consist of several distributions per day. This is demanding in resources and difficult to ensure that every child has equal access to the program. UNHCR and Partners are interested in piloting monitoring programs in a refugee camps to analyze how well the intended food distributions are reaching the target groups. In most operations the food distribution has been monitored on paper based lists which is time consuming and difficult to use for analysis.
Eradicating poverty is hampered by unreliable or non-existent data and the lack of skills and incentives to use it. The Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) addresses this challenge by improving the effective use of data, filling key data gaps, harmonizing data specifications and architectures, expanding data literacy and capacity, increasing openness and leverage of existing data and mobilizing political will and resources.
In the summer of 2020, CartONG was contacted by ECPM's team to build an interactive web map that would display the status and key statistics on death penalty in each country of the world and help support their advocacy work as the NGO was celebrating its 20th anniversary. This interactive web map brings together the key facts and figures related to death penalty in each country of the world.
En mars 2020, plusieurs bénévoles de CartONG ont soutenu l'initiative RUSH (Réponse d’Urgence Sociale-Humanitaire) en construisant une carte web permettant faire correspondre les besoins en RH urgents des organisations sociales de la région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes avec les profils des professionnels de l'humanitaire disponibles.
CartONG is supporting the CliMigra_Form program, which is deployed through a partnership between the University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis (France) and the University of Paris Khartoum (Sudan). This project aims to develop training in participatory and citizen inquiry on two topics specific to the Sudanese context: climate and migrations.
CartONG provided technical support in mapping and mobile data collection to the the local NGO YAAM Solidarité (association specialized in habitat reconstruction using local materials) as part of an urban improvement project in Boassa - an informal urban located on the outskirts of Ouagadougou.
Our technical support consisted of 2 main phases:
1- creating a basic map of the area using the OpenStreetMap platform and crowd sourcing
In 2014, CartONG lead a participatory mapping project, based on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, in Haiti. In this country, struck by natural disasters in 2010 and 2012, the use of drones is a way to tackle the issue of mapping differently. In association with the OSM communities in Haiti the collected data is later used during carto-parties.
The overall aim is to serve the pilot project with World Diabetes Foundation, and International Media Support in Kenya using diabetes awareness and communications as a theme to focus humanitarian and health reporting in Kenya.
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.
CartONG was asked to create a COVID-19 hotline for UNICEF's operations that need support with small aspects that don't fall under a full new contract. This hotline is managed by UNICEF headquarters in New York. A process has been set up to assess if a request from a UNICEF operation would be eligible under the said hotline.
When the pandemic started to spread in 2020, UNHCR saw the need of assessing the preparedness of the respective countries at country, site and urban situation level and displaying the results together with the People of Concern figures and the overall Country Case figures on a single dashboard. Additionally, the Public Health section wanted to pull in data from the Balance Score Card health Facility Assessments it had been supporting for several years.
En 2020, nos bénévoles ont travaillé avec le FORIM afin de créer une carte #DiasporaAgainstCovid sur GoGoCarto. Cette carte permet de valoriser les actions menées par les diasporas en France et à l'étranger pendant la pandémie.
CartONG, in consortium with MapAction, was selected by UNICEF via a Long Term Agreement for Services (LTA-S) to provide support to different UNICEF country operations and HQ over the period 2019-2022. For our first activation, CartONG and MapAction will provide support to the Mexican Ministry of Education in monitoring school attendance rates after the gradual lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions in Mexico from May 17th, 2020 onwards. To do so, we will build an interactive dashboard displaying:
Over the summer of 2020, the H2H Network contacted CartONG to discuss how we could support the network’s advocacy work by showcasing the activations it funds, as part of the launch of their new website. We suggested developing a web map that would display both the data about the activations and their location on a world map.
This project is being launched with the support of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), following the PILAEP 2 project (Promotion of Innovative Modalities for Access to Drinking Water), which aims to set up sustainable drinking water supply systems for populations in the suburban districts of Kinshasa and Bas Congo not served by the national water supply authority.
CartONG has been a partner of the Global Healthsites mapping project (Healthsites.io) since 2017, to help create an open data commons of health facility data with OpenStreetMap.
Compilation, analysis and mapping of data In Indonesia provided by the ShelterCluster as a volunteer project.
In 2020, CartONG's staff and volunteer teams conducted a wide range of data integration and collection tasks in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a quick summary of what was undertaken.
CartONG has helped Tdh to support its field teams through the development of tutorials and tools to help improve the data protection practices in the field.
CartONG provided a 2-day training on "Data protection in humanitarian assistance" to 13 member organizations of the German network of humanitarian and development organizations VENRO. Targetting humanitarian project and programme managers, the goals of the workshop were for the participants to:
CartONG provided support for Rongead as part of a call for projects with the Fondation de France for the structuring of data linked to producers and to the promotion of the cashew nut in the Ivory Coast.
Collaborative database project that lists the websites on which we can find mobilisable data for emergency mapping. A first prototype developed by a team of the SIGATMasters, helped by a web developer, can be found here:http://datasources.cartong.org/.
This project's aim is to develop an interactive mapping of the initiatives of of the County Council of Ile et Vilaine and other international solidarity organizations in the region of Mopti ( Mali ) in different fields. The map will be a tool for associations and NGOs, to enjoy better visibility of actions carried out by associations and NGOs of international solidarity, for a better coordination between them.
In 2019, CartONG produced one main story map with 9 individual story maps on 150 slides. In fact, in addition to its annual global report, UNAIDS wanted to create story maps to communicate about particular case studies. The selected case studies highlight programmes and activities around the globe.
CartONG helped the Université Côte d'Azur and its network to create a platform mapping the positive impacts of the Covid-19 confinement - in particular, looking at environmental and societal impacts - so as to foster positive changes in France after the end of the crisis.
The RESILAC (Inclusive Economic and Social Recovery of Lake Chad) project and consortium identified during its start-up phase the need to improve the management of its information (also called Information Management or IM).
CartONG was activated twice in 2017 by ICRC to support them by generating data in OpenStreetMap and preparing databases that were then exploited by the ICRC Water & Sanitation teams to plan their operations.
Aujourd’hui, et ce malgré la multiplication des projets cartographiques visant au recensement des services d’aide aux personnes migrantes au niveau régional et/ou national, les lieux où l’aide est délivrée sont encore peu visibles, de sorte que les bénéficiaires qui en expriment le besoin, migrants ou institutions relais, n’en ont pas nécessairement connaissance. L’objectif de ce projet est de réaliser un état des lieux des services d’aide aux personnes migrantes en France en vue d'un potentiel développement d'outils cartographiques.
CartONG has been helping Tdh with compiling documentation on Mobile Data Collection and Information Management more generally to help field teams use it in the most effective manner. Since January 2018, the documentation has progressively been made public on the MDC Toolkit website to help other organizations that might find it useful. A special highlight is the Data Visualization Toolkit available on: https://www.mdc-toolkit.org/analyse-your-data/
Production of free E-Learning Training Modules for NGOs and Grassroot organisations that are interested in conducting the REDD process in a participatory fashion.
All available radio stations were mapped on Google spreadsheets to allow collaborative mapping and updating of status. Data was obtained through online data mining and operational partners and feedback through them.
All available radio stations were mapped on Google spreadsheets to allow collaborative mapping and updating of status. Data was obtained through online data mining and operational partners and feedback through them. A Needs assessment, available in English and French was mapped as kml as well.
« Educ'AuRA: objective 2030 » is a project implemented in partnership with the association “Les Petits Débrouillards” aimed at raising awareness among the citizens of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and to encourage them to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. A total of 11 SDGs are to be addressed through various activities across the region. This project is implemented with the support of several regional partners.
A CartONG staff member (having completed the Operational Data Management Learning Program as well as the Emergency Information Management Training) was deployed in emergency to Beirut, Lebanon, as Regional Information Manager for the United Nations' High Commissionner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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.
Since May 2017, CartONG has been working in support of a new partner, ACAPS. ACAPS is an independent humanitarian information provider which supports the aid community by providing up-to-date data on key crises around the world. In the event of a crisis, the analysis and information work carried out by ACAPS allows humanitarian, as well as local and national actors, to better understand and consequently better respond to the needs of the affected population. As part of this mission, ACAPS regularly issues bulletins called "Briefing Notes" containing situation maps.
For the Acted project (and UNOSAT REACH), CartONG’s field work was meant to build and update the Misrata and Benghazi infrastructures geodatabase thanks to satellite imagery.
The project consisted also in capacity building with training of local technicians.
The eSite is designed to serve as a web platform where GIS data can be accessed, explored and analyzed for different refugee and IDP site planning purposes. The resulting map products are easily deployable and shareable through the platform. CartONG's staff team has been working on this platform since early 2018.
CartONG did an evaluation of the mapping and database needs of the permanent secretariat for NGOs (SPONG) of Central African Republic, on behalf of the Bioforce training institute. This project aimed at producing an assessment report which included a needs assessment, analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the current system in place at the SPONG, secondary data mining, technical scenario options, and a capacity building plan. Two maps were also produced to support the SPONG.
CartONG produced maps as well as maintained spatial data, especially for emergency missions but also for general operational needs.
During the Arab Spring, there were a strong need of geographic information concerning some countries. CartONG answered to this demand by working with the World Food Program (WFP) in Roma for the LogCluster (and by helping to build and maintain geographic databases.
This project included both the elaboration of Geotagging guideline and Powerpoint map packs for the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) headquarters.
CartONG provides GIS and mapping support to the CCCM (Camp Coordination, Camp Management) unit within the GDS section at UNHCR.
In 2019, CartONG was selected to support HI on a GIS assessment and initial support to launch a GIS strategy. For this purpose, CartONG evaluated the needs in terms of GIS by interviewing the key players to identify their current usages, and practices, as well as their expectations and difficulties in terms of geodata and geoproducts and reviewed the GIS-related documentation and tools used by HQ and field operations.
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.
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. The strategy was extended into 2020 for a fifth year, in the context of the GeoMSF program and of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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 conducted 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 2018, CartONG was activated to support the GIS team of ICRC for a few months, working on 4 different projects.
In 2019, CartONG was solicited to support the ICRC GIS team for two different projects. The first project was a story map highlighting what role GIS analysis can play when trying to assess the populations’ access to street lights in different neighbourhoods of Buenaventura. The story map can be found here.
CartONG conducted a 3-day GIS training to 12 members of operational departement of Secours Islamique France, in January 2020, which was funded by Le Group'.
The aim of this training was to make participants aware of the added value and challenges that mapping represents for an organization. In addition to the theoretical aspects, part of the training was dedicated to the handling of some tools such as uMap.
CartONG - building on the work done for Tdh on the evaluation of case management for child protection tools - helped Handicap International over a few days in 2017 by giving them an overview of the MDC solutions that could correspond to their needs for case management and helping them think through their strategy on the subject.
Following that work, CartONG conducted in 2018 a benchmarking of two case management tools to help Handicap International's HQ team in their comparison of SurveyCTO and Survey123 for different case management needs.
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.
Production of screencasts explaining the use of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Geoportal for non-technical staff.
Dans la cadre d’un projet de lutte contre la déforestation en Côte d’Ivoire, CartONG a été financé par l’AFD pour mettre en œuvre un outil de suivi des parcelles forestières et agricoles des bénéficiaires de NITIDÆ (ex-Rongead/EtcTerra) dans la région de la Mé.
CartONG worked with Expertise France to create a French and English dashboard to visualize the Monitoring & Evaluation data of one of their project entitled “Support for the fight against human trafficking in the Gulf of Guinea countries”, which is being implemented in five countries of the Gulf of Guinea.
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.
CartONG implemented a Map Portal for UNHCR. Thisportal is a repository of all pdf mapsproduced by UNHCR and in the future partners as well. Othermappingproductssuch as web maps are alsoavailablethrough the map portal and users can request new mappingproductsthrough 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.
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.
CartONG supported the Cash Consortium Irak (CCI) in improving and streamlining its data collection, management and visualisation systems. CartONG evaluated each partner's needs, helped to choose the most relevant tool to be used by all partners and accompanied the consortium to adopt the tool (SurveyCTO was the chosen tool).
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.
These one day seminars organised twice a year correspond to a community of practises composed of medium-sized NGOs that meet to exchange on information management practises, tools and methodologies. 13 NGOs are part of this community at this date.
CartONG provided various Information Management support to Action Contre la Faim France in 2018. Our main support was dedicated to their Afghanistan mission where we deployed an expert for 3 weeks in October. The mission aimed at providing Information Management support to the team based in Kabul regarding digitization of some nutrition processes, data visualization with Business Intelligence tools, training sessions on various tools (Excel, Kobo, Sphinx and Power BI) and support on their data protection practices.
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.
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 gave a 2-day remote training to 9 program managers of Acting for Life to provide them with an introduction to the use of QGIS. The aim of this training was to show the basics of GIS so the participants could become autonomous in producing simple maps they need in their daily work.
ATLAS Logistique – HI-AL requested support in 2020 from CartONG, as part of a H2H Network funded pilot project it was implementing in North Kivu, in order to map and analyze the on-site humanitarian response and its needs in terms of supply chain through the study of humanitarian flux and the logistics vulnerability of the said area.
CartONG, in consortium with MapAction, has been selected by UNICEF for a long-term agreement, to provide GIS & IM support to their operations around the world from 2020 to 2022. Working with UNICEF’s headquarters, country offices and partners in different parts of the globe, we focus on helping with geospatial data collection and management, mapping, knowledge management and capacity building.
In June 2016, following a second 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.
MAMAPA - Mannheimer Mapathons (Germany) - launched by a member of our Board, began its activity on January 2018, and was officially registered in Germany on August 2018 as a charitable, non-profit association.
Assisting the project to map the refugee camps of the north of France (Calais, Dunkerque) organised by the HOT volunteers. The aim is to map these camps with and for their inhabitants, to imprve their living conditions but also with a logic of education and social bond.
CartONG conducted the Mappe ton Monde project in the summer of 2020 with a group of six teenagers the youth center Chantemerle in Chambéry to raise awareness about the stakes of international solidarity worldwide. Through a series of innovative workshops, the teenagers were invited to reflect on their representations of the world by using participatory mapping as a medium, while also discovering cartographic projections and free tools.
The mission consistent in the production of maps as well as maintenance of spatial data especially for disaster preparedness but also general operational needs for the International Organizations of Migrations (IOM) in Haiti.
Plan International Germany is involved in a project for “Support for Civil Society Organisations piloting initiatives of the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub” to support peace and security and strength stabilization efforts in the Lake Chad Basin. CartONG is supporting Plan International Germany in setting up a data collection tool to identify service infrastructures in the Lake Chad Basin and an online map to display the results of the said data collection.
Data mining, compiling and editing geographic data in an urban context to map the extent and service locations of the urban refugee population.
Towards the end of the first lockdown period in France, Action Contre la Faim, Solinum and several volunteers of CartONG collaborated to map the services available in Bordeaux to precarious and/or isolated people so as to facilitate their access to the said information.
These maps, covering three distinct areas of Bordeaux (East Bordeaux, Lake Bordeaux and West Bordeaux) were developed by 4 CartONG4S volunteers using data collected by Solinum on the Soliguide platform. Updated three times, they were distributed by Action Contre la Faim and Restos du Cœur's teams during their outreach activities.
This project consisted in the production of 5 maps to report on AFD's support in Tunisia between 2011 and 2020. In addition to the exported maps, the goal was to provide QGIS projects to the team so that they can easily update the maps themselves.
Chronologically, mapping support allows us to overcome exponential needs in data management and geolocation skills. CartONG supported UNOSAT (the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme, section of UNITAR, the UN's training organization) in the primary analysis of damage from Satellite imagery.
The request for mapping support in the Gulf of Guinea was inspired by the work done in support of the AFD's Sahel regional team. CartONG's support will include the creation of a database, the production of around thirty maps and a mapping training for the AFD referents of each country.
"Maps from here & abroad" aims to foster the social inclusion of the migrant population in France through two main kinds of activities: participatory mapping on OSM during mapathons, and sensitive mapping workshops, meaning the freehand drawing of maps based on the affect one has for a space. The objective of this initiative is to offer these activities to the residents of emergency accommodation centers or CADA, everywhere in France in order to raise awareness about digital cartography, but also on an artistic and creative form of mapping. The project is currently in its third phase.
In 2018, a one-day awareness raising session was organized for AFD's Evaluation and Capitalisation division and Crisis and Conflict division on Mobile Data Collection. The session covered both an overview of the tools available and examples of the different types of use cases, but also a presentation of all the stakes that mobile data collection can represent in the development sector.
Since March 2018, CartONG has been providing support to the Division of Resilience and Solutions (DRS) of UNHCR, in particular for its Livelihoods and Energy programs.
Remote support to humanitarian organizations in the field via mapathons in France and nearby countries.
Linking communities to Mine Action – strengthening community liaison through digital platforms.
The objective of the baseline assessment is to ensure a strong understanding and analysis of the existing needs, capacities and practices, which will inform the development of uses cases and the subsequent development of the web portal and SMS service.
CartONG intervenes every year in different Bioforce Institute training courses (in particular project managers, WASH coordinators and logisticians) in Vénissieux to heighten awareness on the uses a good mobile data collection and GIS can bring. These sessions lasts between one and two days.
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.
The REACH initiative aims to improve data quality in surveys, and has been implemented by ACTED. This project consisted of the second phase of the BRACE survey on Android phones, with CartONG's support through trainings for local staff in South Sudan.
CartONG has been supporting nutrition surveys for Terre des Hommes-Suisse since 2013: CartONG helped TdH to switch to mobile data collection- during the first deployments our team coded the questionnaires, set up all the smartphones and trained the NGO’s local staff to use the tools. The last mission there was to train the Monitoring & Evaluation staff to conceive and encode forms as well as to analyse the data independently, with no in-country support.
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
A remote support hotline for all Tdh delegations has been operational since 2016 so that any staff can ask for remote support from CartONG on mobile data collection (encoding issues, choice of tools, validation of a form before deployment, etc.). The hotline is a very well liked tool and has proved to be extremely useful to Tdh delegations. In 2018, for instance, CartONG received 63 hotline activations.
CartONG supports the Public Health Section (PHS) of UNHCR - now part of the Division of Resilience and Solutions (known as DRS) within UNHCR - on a number of MDC projects. Some of our main support is focused on the deployment of the SENS nutrition and WASK KAP surveys for UNHCR PHS, as well as our support on the iRHIS platform (integrated Refugee Health Information System) and on the WASH GIS portal.
Additionally, we also provide support on the implementation of other data collection tools, such as the Health Access and Utilization Survey (HAUS), the Balanced Score Card for Health Facilities (check out the dashboard here) or the Medical Referral Database Online application which represents the online version of the currently used MRD Access Database.
Nomad Maps est un projet d’itinérance à vélo de 6 mois sur le thème de la cartographie, mené par l’un des bénévoles de CartONG, Alban Vivert, en Amérique du Sud en 2018. Au cours de son voyage en Colombie, Équateur et Pérou, il a cartographié de grandes superficies sur OSM et les a photographiées sur Mapillary. Il a aussi rencontré les communautés OSM locales et a sensibilisé les habitants rencontrés sur son parcours à la cartographie collaborative.
Ces différentes rencontres pourraient déboucher sur de nouveaux projets bénévoles à CartONG.
NOMAD (HumanitariaN Operations Mobile Acquisition of Data) is a project co-led by CartONG and iMMAP that took place between 2010 and 2016 and which aimed at promoting the use of Mobile Data Collection by the humanitarian professionals in order to improve their efficiency and their impact.
CartONG worked with SCET and EPFAM on a preliminary assessment that will be included in a regional action plan designed to improve tourism development in Mayotte. As part of this diagnosis, CartONG facilitated a participatory mapping workshop in October 2020, with SCET during a short field mission. This workshop was organized to consult some of the inhabitants of Kawéni about their leisure activities. During the workshop, the participants were encouraged to share information about what they are doing during their free time and to locate leisure activities on a map.
Profiling and registration with Android smart phones (UNHCR)
From 2002 to 2011, Ivory Cost had faced a political crisis. This crisis has led to massive population displacement inside the country and outside the country. Since the end of the crisis in 2011, refugees and IDP’s are returning in large numbers.
Le projet MAPATI est financé par CartONG dans le cadre de son dispositif d'Appel à Manifestation d'Idées 2019.
Ce projet se propose d'utiliser la cartographie collective et participative sur OpenStreetMap pour sensibiliser les populations à l’insuffisance d'espaces verts urbains dans le quartier d’Atikoumé à Lomé (Togo).
Le projet YAKA est financé par CartONG dans le cadre de son dispositif d'Appel à Manifestation d'Idées 2019.
Ce projet est porté par une équipe de six bénévoles qui s'est donnée pour objectif de référencer, documenter et transmettre les savoir-faire de communautés auto-suffisantes, de sociétés alternatives et d’éco-villages à travers le monde.
CartONG a été sollicité par le Maroni Lab, un laboratoire d’expérimentation urbaine basé à Saint Laurent du Maroni en Guyane, pour l’accompagner à l’animation d’ateliers de cartographie participative avec les habitants de 2 quartiers informels de la ville. Ces ateliers ont permis aux habitants des quartiers de devenir acteurs du processus de transformation urbaine de leur ville et de l’amélioration de leur cadre de vie.
Since mid of August 2013, thousands of Syrian refugees have crossed the border to find safety and assistance in Kurdistan. Whereas they needed urgently life-saving assistance they also have an high demand of information.
CartONG a réalisé une étude sur les usages des NTIC dans le cadre de micro-projets de développement, comprenant un travail de recherche général sur l'utilisation des NTIC dans le domaine des micro-projets, et également une boite à outils composée de fiches Outils, Méthodes et retours d'expériences à destination des associations de solidarité internationale pour les aider à utiliser ces technologies de manièr
CartONG compiled the Statistical Analysis from data out of the UNHCR Refugee database with graphs and charts as a booklet on all MENA countries with Iraqi refugees.
The support team of the Iraq project of UNHCR needs regular updated information: new refugees arrivals and departures from host country. This information is collected and partly consolidated by UNHCR teams in the Iraq bordering countries (Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Iran).
CartONG volunteers Remi Corfini (from afar) and Maeve de France (deployed), worked together on a remote sensing analysis (to draft a classification on the location of the cashew nut trees), and associated validation in the field, in Korhogo, in the north of Ivory Coast.
Thanks to funding from the H2H Network's Get Ready Fund, the latter supported by UK aid from the UK government, CartONG and Groupe URD have developed a combined MEAL and Information Management training offer targeted at humanitarian staff operating in emergency settings. This online training aims at providing the participants needs of field teams to be relevant to the widest audience possible - especially given the COVID-19 pandemic context. The development of the training offer started in late 2020 and was finalized bin June 2021.
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.
In 2020, convinced by the FACET tools developed by Tdh, EAWAG and CartONG since 2016 (available here), the SWSC decided to adapt them for use by all consortium member NGOs for their WASH risk evaluations in health facilities & schools.
CartONG is participating, on behalf of the French Development Agency, to the scientific impact evaluation of the PRIQH2 project implemented by the Tunisian Rehabilitation and Urban Renovation Agency (ARRU). This evaluation is co-lead by the United Nations University and BJKA consulting. CartONG brings its expertise in GIS and spatial analysis of urban evolution to the table.
CartONG has been supporting UNHCR since 2012 in the implementation of the SENS nutrition surveys (Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey). The SENS nutrition surveys of UNHCR are deployed in 100 refugees sites each year, 95% of which are conducted on mobile phones. CartONG continuously works on improving the content of the modules of SENS.
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.
CartONGimplements the Site MappingtogetherwithUNHCR GDS unit (Global Data Service, previously known as FICSS within the organization) by deploying a user-friendlysmartphone application for data collection and maintenance and store all collected information online in versatile web maps accessible to all actors in need of it. Alreadycovered camps are accessible in the webmap section of the map portal (maps.unhcr.org).
CartONG continuously works on improving the site mapping application.
Tous les 5 ans, les bureaux locaux ("délégations") du Secours Catholique construisent un nouveau projet de délégation, une sorte de "boussole" qui permet de définir les chantiers prioritaires pour les 5 prochaines années. A cette occasion, le Secours Catholique de Savoie a contacté CartONG en 2020 pour bénéficier de son soutien par la réalisation de cartes de la Savoie.
En 2019, l'équipe de bénévoles de CartONG a réalisé pour Planète Réfugiés 6 cartes sur le nombre de prisonniers condamnés à mort dans le monde pour soutenir un événement organisé sur ce thème à la Faculté de droit de Grenoble.
La collaboration entre Planète Réfugiés-Droits de l'Homme et une équipe de sept bénévoles de CartONG s'est poursuivie en 2020. Nos bénévoles ont notamment travaillé à la réalisation d'une série de cartes régionales et thématiques pour mettre en lumière la situation des condamnés à mort dans le monde.
This activity is to develop the use of mobile technology in surveys and monitoring programs for Public Health Section, especially for the Standard Expanded Nutrition Survey (sens.unhcr.org)
The "Strengthening CSOs' Information Management" project aims to professionalize French-speaking Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the use and implementation of methods, tools and processes related to the different stages of the data analysis chain.
Co-financed by AFD for 3 years (early 2020 - late 2022) and implemented with the support of 10 partners, this project will make it possible for CartONG to continue its work in support of the sector by promoting the pooling and dissemination of new resources, both practical (tools, tutorials, training modules, etc.) and strategic (studies, etc.) to all humanitarian and development actors.
In September 2021, CartONG launched a new initiative to develop volunteering internally and build new partnerships around volunteering activities with NGOs, associations, companies and local institutions. This project aligns with our 2020-2023 Associative Life and Volunteer Involvement Strategy and is co-financed by the FONJEP, which was mandated by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE), and CartONG.
CartONG was appointed by Terre des Hommes to carry out a study on Case Management tools used in the Protection field. CartONG therefore undertook the evaluation of needs (with interviews with Tdh staff and with other NGOs), before testing out a certain number of tools,and working with Tdh on the strategy for the future on these subjects.
In 2020, CartONG started to support the AFD Africa Department to strengthen their bottom-up accountability systems. Indeed, AFD is looking to consolidate indicators using data reported directly by their partners in the field. On this project, CartONG is working jointly with Groupe URD to propose a series of indicators as well as a scenario for their Information Management system to ensure the reporting of the said indicators. The work will continue in 2021.
CartONG worked with Welthungerhilfe to conduct a benchmark of several Mobile Data Collection tools in order to identify the best ones to use at an organizational level. We brought technical and methodological support into this benchmark, especially working on defining, detailing, prioritizing and organizing the requirements as well as cross-checking and testing information provided by suppliers vis-à-vis the selected requirements.
As part of an approach facilitated by F3E, Groupe URD and CartONG are supporting Asmae to implement a M&E system for its international operations. The aim of the project is to improve and strengthen Asmae's intervention strategy, to facilitate program management and to improve the visibility of Asmae's project achievements and results externally. While Groupe URD is providing the methodological support, particularly in the definition of indicators, CartONG has designed a data collection, data consolidation and data visualisation mechanism based on Excel Online.
CartONG supported CARE's team in Jeremie, Haiti, as part of the "Vil nou pi si pou fanm yo" ("Our city is safer for women") project, an initiative funded by UN Women to identify and map unsafe or high-risk places for gender-based violence in 7 neighborhoods of the city of Jeremie, using a co-construction approach with youth and women communities living in these target districts.
CartONG has been helping Terre des hommes with their Information Management and data collection strategy since 2014, by evaluating tools, compiling studies and benchmarkings (some of which have been released on the CartoBlog), counseling them on how to help the organisation augment its skills and developing training kits and communication documents for its staff, as well as helping with the technical recruitment of IM/MDC staff.
In 2020, CartONG was solicited by the Voute Nubienne Association for an assessment of the data component of their Monitoring and Evaluation system. A workshop at HQ and different field interviews were therefore run to produce such a document, describing the needs of AVN, a description of the features they wanted in the system in place (as well as the associated constraints, capture modalities, types of users, and data model), and some elements concerning the possible technical scenarios.
iRHIS (integrated Refugee Health Information System) is an open source tablet and web platform that was developed by GNUCOOP to allow health workers to electronically register and track the health status of refugees in camps, as well as guide UNHCR public health and implementing partners to rapidly detect public health problems and epidemics. CartONG provide a wide range of information management support on the integrated Refugee Health Information System.
CartONG is supporting AFD in their adoption of maps as decision-making tools for an "integrated territorial approach" in the Sahel three-frontier conflict zone (Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso). It includes reworking their data model and process for capturing information on the activities that they finance, as well as the production of maps; support on the data collection tools, and training of AFD teams on the templates produced.
CartONG, through the request of Max Havelaar France, is supporting FairTrade Africa in their implementation of Mobile Data Collection for the follow up of their cocoa cooperatives in Cote d'Ivoire. The project started by a small assessment of the situation and comparison of tools that could best cater to these needs, followed by a preparation of the digitization of the process through mobile data collection that was then tested, piloted and improved accordingly with the FairTrade teams in Cote d’Ivoire in preparation for a full deployment.
CartONG supported FairTrade New Zealand in their implementation and scale-up of Mobile Data Collection in their areas of intervention, ensuring technical assistance and training remotely. This support also took the form of brainstorming discussions, webinars, form coding, development of analysis tools and a map and remote support for technical difficulties.
This activity aimed at supporting the operation in terms of data management, by analyzing their needs, determining recommendations, and helping them build the information management system needed by the operation.
This project aimed at supporting the operation in terms of data management, by analyzing their needs, determining recommendations, and helping them build the information management system needed by the operation.
CartONG supported Solidarités International with three missions in Mali and Central African Republic on data collection strategy and data management.
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 (FICSS) now called Global Data Service (GDS). 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, now GDS, and also work on benchmarking studies, documentations and training materials.
In late 2019, CartONG and Max Havelaar France signed their first one-year partnership agreeement. This agreement is automatically renewed from one year to another.
In 2020, the support to Max Havelaar France consisted of coaching and training the Côte d’Ivoire team on their adoption of the ONA tool for Mobile Data Collection following the 2019 pilot mission by CartONG. We also produced a video to present their use of MDC, and also supported Max Havelaar France and FairTrade International on the reflection on their approach and capacity building in relation to data.
Two series of webinars for beginners and advanced profiles were organized to support the ongoing capacity building of Terre des hommes' field teams in terms of Mobile Data Collection and analysis:
CartONG was contacted in June 2019 by the Cooperation & Development Center of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) to support the development of a GIS platform for local authorities in Argentina that EPFL was counselling. We provided mentoring on how to build the project requirements, identify risks and chose contractors, via two brainstorming workshops.
This project aimed at supporting the humanitarian aid and international development sector in adapting its Information Management and Monitoring & Evaluation response to the Covid-19 crisis.
As part of this initiative, CartONG provided direct supportto NGOs- hotline or coaching - addressing specific data-related requests at headquarters or in the field, as well as a more global support to the sector through therelease of technical and methodological guidance (technical briefs, tutorials and tech watch findings) and feedback resources (case studies and lessons learned).
CartONG produced Base maps and Emergency maps, as well as compiled Geodatabases and Atlases for the International Comittee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva.
For SOS Faim, CartONG did a one-week training on MDC in Mali for their field partners working in the agricultural sector.
GIS Training, Quantum GIS and Google Earth
Production of screencasts explaining the use of the UNHCR Geoportal for non-technical staff
La République Centrafricaine connait depuis 2012 une deuxième guerre civile. Le 24 mars 2013 Bangui est prise par la Séléka, il y a alors un regain de tension dans tout le pays. C’est suite à ces évènements qu’a été mis en place en République Centrafricaine le Mécanisme de Réponse Rapide (RRM). Fonctionnant avec des échéances de 6 mois, le 2éme RRM a débuté en avril 2014.
This volunteer project consisted of the creation of KMLs for Caritas' public outreach, presenting all projects in Haiti for easy viewing in Google Earth.
The WASH GIS portal (also called Borehole Database) was created in 2016 by our team. The WASH GIS portal centralizes information about boreholes data in refugee sites.
CartONG has been supporting 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 and implementation missions. Click on "read more" to access a short overview of the key achievements since 2015.
CartONG has created a webmapping application, which articulates various open source solutions to provide the Executive Secretariat of the National Committee for the Fight against AIDS (Comité National de Lutte contre le SIDA, CNLS) a tool showing the interventions made by the civil society to tackle the pandemia in the island since 2013, answering the question "Who does what, where, when and with whom?". The project is supported by UNAIDS in Madagascar and visible here: https://cnlsmadagascar.cartong.org/