Work history by Theme: Safety & Security

OASIS Support to Afghanistan

Country: Afghanistan

Status: Ongoing

Start: Oct, 2008

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, U.S. Department of State was the first international donor to grasp the tremendous potential of the iMMAP developed Operational Activity Security Information System (OASIS). Based on an OASIS demonstration at a meeting of Humanitarian Mine Action stakeholders in Dubai in late 2006, PM/WRA requested that iMMAP prepare to deploy OASIS to Afghanistan to support the HMA sector, as well as the broader relief and development community there.

THEME:

Safety & Security, Software Development

Donors

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement

Georgia ERWCC

Country: Georgia

Status: Ongoing

Start: Aug, 2008

The conflict in August 2008 resulted with the threat of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) to the civilian population of Georgia. Civilians remain at risk until these contaminated areas convert in to mine / unexploded ordnance (UXO) free areas. Therefore Information Management and Mine Action Program (iMMAP) an International Non Governmental Organization(NGO) is tasked to establish the Explosive Remnants of War Coordination Centre (ERWCC) to assist the Georgian government in addressing the ERW resulting from the August conflict with Russia, as well as legacy minefields remaining in the locations of the Former Soviet Union military installations.

THEME:

Mine Action, Safety & Security

Donors

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
UNICEF Georgia

OASIS Support to Iraq

Country: Iraq

Status: Ongoing

Start: Jun, 2007

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iraq Mine Action Team requested in spring 2007 that iMMAP deploy its Operational Activity Security Information System (OASIS) to Amman, Jordan, and commence development of an operational management OASIS function to enable wide data sharing and operational coordination within the Humanitarian Mine Action community in Iraq. iMMAP deployed its team of Information Management Officers in June 2007, and have completed the initial phase of this project, to include delivery of the completed initial tool to UNDP. This phase of the project continued through October 2007 ending with delivery of the OASIS Humanitarian Mine Action tool. The OASIS Mine Action tool was designed to allow non-technical users to be able to plan demining operations, receive reports on a nearly real-time basis concerning newly discovered contamination and cleared land, and readily access the extensive data resource produced by the iMMAP Landmine Impact Survey of Iraq.

The Iraq OASIS support project is an ongoing operation and has received additional funding from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement and the International Emergencies and Refugee Health Branch.

THEME:

Humanitarian Informatics, Mine Action, Safety & Security, Software Development

Donors

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement
CDC International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch
United Nations Development Program

Lebanon Crisis Information Management Support

Country: Lebanon

Status: Past

Start: Jul, 2006

End: Dec, 2006

iMMAP immediately deployed information management and mapping specialists to Lebanon in response to the conflict in the south of that country during summer 2006. These technical experts assisted United Nations and non-governmental organizations struggling to distribute food and medical supplies throughout the country by creating highly advanced maps of surveyed road conditions. iMMAP experts supported the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC) as they monitored road and infrastructure conditions and the impact of contamination by landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), to ensure safe transport of food and health supplies to the large numbers of Lebanese displaced during the conflict. Operating in Lebanon throughout the conflict phase until the end of 2006, iMMAP personnel improved aid distribution by coordinating safe passage routes and identifying and assessing the overall impact of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and aerial strike damage. A leader in establishing standardized data collection procedures, iMMAP monitored road conditions and designed road, port and airport condition and logistical maps.

THEME:

Logistics, Mine Action, Safety & Security

Donors

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
United Nations Development Program
United Nations Joint Logistics Center
OASIS
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