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Latest Activities for Mapping & GIS

3-year collaboration on furthering Information Management at Action Contre la Faim
Sep / 2020 to Aug / 2023

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.

In particular, it aims to develop the use of cartographic products within Action Contre la Faim by making CartONG’s mapping service available to ACF’s operations. In particular, our team of cartographers will be able to provide emergency support to ACF in the event of a humanitarian crisis, in what is called “rush mode format” as we can already do for other partners such as MSF or ACAPS.

More generally, this partnership also aims to provide ACF's teams with better support in the area of program data management (or Information Management), either through capacity building for their teams or strategic advice and support.

Scientific impact evaluation of the PRIQH2 project implemented by the Tunisian Rehabilitation and Urban Renovation Agency
Jan / 2019 to Dec / 2022

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.

During the first of implementation (2019), CartONG implemented the following activities:

  • We conducted 2 field missions in Tunis in January and June to meet the stakeholders, assess the needs for capacity building of ARRU, and work on the evaluation protocol with the rest of the team;
  • We assessed the data available at ARRU and completed it: to do so, we started to vectorize in OSM all the neighborhoods of the PRIOH2 program (roads and buildings), with a detailed work on the 20 observed as part of the evaluation (adding land uses and vegetation). We defined a data model fitting the urban analysis requirements, and matching OSM. In 2019, we also encouraged ARRU to collect complementary data in the field. This work will be renewed after the rehabilitation works have been conducted to produce before/after maps and attempt to analyze the evolutions that have taken place.
  • We started working with the ARRU team on an internal assessment of their capacities and needs on GIS and information management. This should lead to a workshop with various internal and external stakeholders in 2020, and subsequent training sessions.

Learn more about this project by reading our article and by reading our 2019 Annnual Report.

Strengthening CSOs' Information Management
Dec / 2019 to Nov / 2022

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 alphabetical order, the 10 partners of the project are:

  1. Action contre la faim
  2. Bioforce
  3. Chambéry-Ouahigouya
  4. Groupe URD
  5. Handicap International
  6. Map Action
  7. Max Havelaar France
  8. Médecins du Monde-France
  9. Solidarités International
  10. Fondation Terre des hommes

Learn more about this initiative by reading our introductory article to the project.

Long-term agreement to support UNICEF's GIS & capacity building globally
Sep / 2019 to Sep / 2022

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. We will be activated by country offices to provide support on the following topics:

  • Geospatial data collection and management
  • Mapping
  • Knowledge management
  • Capacity building

We will try to use these activations to build shareable resources in collaboration with MapAction.

Diagnosis, design and implementation of a pilot information management system for the RESILAC consortium implemented by ACF, Care and Groupe URD in the Lake Chad basin
Apr / 2019 to Dec / 2021

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 is supporting Groupe URD in charge of the operational M&E system (système de suivi et d'évaluation des réalisations) on the information management component.

In 2019, CartONG conducted a diagnostic in information management (all combined technologies) in order to formalize the needs of stakeholders, identify existing constraints and opportunities and propose solution scenarios.

Following this diagnosis, CartONG continues to support the RESILAC project teams in 2020 and 2021 in the implementation of certain recommendations: design of a dashboard to help monitor and manage the project, design of a database at the level of individual beneficiaries to centralize the support provided by the project through these various activities, distance training to the teams in data management etc.

Database and mapping remote support for the permanent secretariat for NGOs (SPONG) of Central African Republic (Bioforce)
Apr / 2020 to Dec / 2020

As part of a Bioforce project aiming at strengthen local capacities to work for the resilience of populations and crisis response in Central African Republic (CAR), CartONG is supporting Bioforce to provide structural strengthening of the Permanent Secretariat of NGOs (SPONG) in CAR.

This support-advice mission, carried out following an information management assessment that took place in 2019, and initially planned via a field mission (canceled due to the Covid 19 crisis), was carried out completely remotely. Its objective was to provide technical support for the operationalization of the Excel databases of the SPONG as well as to support the SPONG teams in the use of the mapping tool QGIS to establish 3W maps.

 

Building an interactive map for ECPM to support their advocacy work
Jun / 2020 to Nov / 2020

As part of this new collaboration, CartONG will develop an interactive web map for ECPM - a French NGO who advocates for the abolition of death penalty wolrdwide - to display the status and key statistics on death penalty in each country of the world. The map will be built on a custom platform using Vue.js libraries. Additionally, CartONG will support ECPM in structuring the dataset to ensure smooth interaction between the data and the web map.

Data collaborative on WASH in DRC
Nov / 2019 to Oct / 2020

Following the success of the data collaborative project in the Democratic Republic of Congo organized in 2017-18 by CartONG and OpenStreetMap-DRC on health-related data, a similar initiative is being launched in 2019 on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) data.

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.

The PILAEP 2 project, in collaboration with several partners including the DIAL laboratory and the INS-RDC, has enabled significant data collection and analysis work (particularly for evaluation purposes in a results-based management approach). In order to ensure that access and updating of this data is sustainable, particularly for local actors, AFD wanted to support a sustainable collaboration approach in the DRC and Kinshasa in particular.

The objective of this approach will be to establish an inventory of actors, data and barriers in order to encourage sharing, and to work together to analyse these data. To this end, stakeholders will be encouraged to rely on existing resources within their various organizations, public authorities, but also open data platforms and in particular OpenStreetMap. A pilot field mission will also be organised to test, with interested partners, the methodologies developed together. The provisional timeframe:

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In 2019:

The data collaborative initiative on WASH data started in November 2019 with a kick-off workshop that gathered 28 participants from 14 organizations (international & local NGOs, UN representatives, donors and government agencies) in Kinshasa. This workshop allowed us to define the plan of action and objectives for 2020 with the organizations interested by this new project.

Support to AFD's mapping needs in the Sahel area and associated capacity building
May / 2020 to Sep / 2020

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.

Logistics mapping support to Atlas Logistique in Democratic Republic of the Congo
May / 2020 to Aug / 2020

This project aims at supporting Atlas Logistique in their logistics services and supply chain management for humanitarian organizations in Democratic Republic of the Congo. More specifically, we will be working together on defining and producing the necessary mapping products and associated data collection tools relative to logistical needs and vulnerabilities in terms of supply chain and of logistical accessibility in Kinshasa and North Kivu.

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