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 - is being launched by the Centre 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.