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Information Management

To prioritise mine clearance operations effectively, it is crucial to collect, analyse and provide quality information to support evidence-based planning and reporting.

To this end, the GICHD has developed the Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA), which better enables mine action partners to leverage quality information for efficient, evidence-based decision making and reporting. IMSMA offers a series of inter-related tools, such as mobile data collection and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tools to better visualise and analyse data.

A new Information Management System - IMSMA Core - was launched in February 2018. It is built from state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems software (GIS) provided by the GIS market leader, Esri

The Centre’s support focuses on:

  • Capacity development: assessments, work plans and training;
  • Technical development: tools and user support;
  • Normative guidance: good practice and policy briefs.
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Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA)

IMSMA was first developed in 1999 and has represented a cornerstone of GICHD’s support to the mine action community ever since. IMSMA was designed specifically to fill a gap in available technical solutions for capturing mine action information and its requirements, at a time when Information Management was heavily underutilized in the sector...

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IMSMA Core is a system of tools and processes that can be configured to fit national programmes’ specific operational and reporting requirements, which provide access to information to a wide range of stakeholders, foster information sharing and provide near-real time maps and reports on the extent of land contamination...