eHealth Africa is focused on improving healthcare by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems. We have developed eHealth and mHealth solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information, streamline clinical procedures, and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes. Accurate health data will provide NGO’s, hospitals, and donor agencies with access to timely health system indicators needed to evaluate their health interventions and respond to critical public health needs. We bring about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power and knowledge of local people, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. To help close the gap in access to health care we have developed and share a depth of expertise in:
eHealth and mHealth software and solutions
Geographic Information Systems
Training and capacity building for sustainable health systems
Research and data analysis
The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project was a global initiative implemented jointly by six international humanitarian organizations. In Indonesia, the ECB consortium consists of CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps, Oxfam GB, Save the Children, International Medical Corps and World Vision Indonesia. The ECB Project in Indonesia started in 2005 and officially ended in August 2013. However, members of the ECB Indonesia consortium agreed and are committed to continuing the partnership and collaboration that has been well established under the ECB project. The purpose of maintaining the partnership is to strengthen the capacity of the ECB members in emergency response and preparedness programming through coordinated effort in emergency assessments and response, sharing of information and/or resources as appropriate, as well as through various joint activities to improve the capacity of the Parties’ staff and local partners in emergency response programming.
Enveritas is a US-based non-profit founded in 2016 to overcome systemic barriers that prevent the application of proven solutions for ending poverty among smallholder coffee and cocoa growers.
Enveritas has developed a new methodology that combines geospatial data processing with on-the-ground observations to offer assurance and insights on a wide panel of topics, such as farm sustainability, deforestation, and quality of education.
Enveritas currently works for private companies as well as governments and foundations, and operates in most major cocoa and coffee origins in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Since 1969, Esri has helped organizations map and model our world. Our GIS technology allows users to effectively manage and analyze geographic information so they can make better decisions. We offer flexible, configurable, and easy-to-use geospatial solutions that let anyone access informative maps and location apps anywhere and on any platform or device. These solutions are supported by our experienced staff and extensive network of business partners and international distributors.
Esri applications provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and location analysis. Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including NGOs, international organizations, and foundations engaged with the humanitarian community. Private ownership, a zero-debt policy, and a firm commitment to fulfilling the needs of our customers all help Esri maintain its position as the world leader in GIS software.
As a socially conscious business, we are proud that our technology is used by many organizations who apply location-based insights to solve problems and make our world a better place to live. We also actively support organizations involved in education, conservation, sustainable development, and humanitarian assistance. Learn more here: www.esri.com/nonprofit and www.esri.com/about-esri#why-we-do-it
The EWIPA community brings together a range of different organisations who generate data on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA) and their impact on civilian livelihoods and well being. The objective of the EWIPA community is to share data for advocacy to improve the protection of civilians and to assist organisations in responses in affected countries with better data.
FAO’s Subregional Team for Resilience West Africa and the Sahel (REOWA) was created in Dakar in 2006 to enable FAO to liaise and coordinate with humanitarian actors at regional level. The Office also provides strategic humanitarian guidance for FAO’s country offices in the sub-region.
Two decades of civil strife in Somalia resulted in the loss or damage of most of the water and land-related information collected over the previous half century. To alleviate the critical shortage of water and land information, a group of interested stakeholders decided together with Somali authorities that a new overview of these resources was needed, in the form of datasets based on structured, up-to-date and location-specific observations and measurements. The result was SWALIM.
SWALIM, the Somalia Water and Land Information Management project, is an information management program, technically managed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Somalia and funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). SWALIM serves Somali government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development agencies and UN bodies engaged in assisting Somali communities whose lives and livelihoods depend directly on water and land resources. The program aims to provide high quality water and land information, crucial to relief, rehabilitation and development initiatives in Somalia, in order to support sustainable water and land resources development and management.
FieldMaps builds mobile, offline, interactive reference maps & globally aggregated datasets for humanitarian use. We leverage open source tools to automate the production of very high resolution outputs from a wide variety of sources. Our algorithm for edge extending allows us to create global edge-matched administrative boundaries updated weekly with new sources.
We collect and share ground-level organizational information to facilitate partnerships and help projects increase their efficiencies and social impact. We envision a humanitarian and development community working together to reduce duplication, optimise resources and maximise their impacts.
Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.
The geoBoundaries Global Database of Political Administrative Boundaries Database is an online, open license resource of boundaries (i.e., state, county) for every country in the world. We currently track approximately 1 million boundaries within over 200 entities, including all 195 UN member states. All boundaries are available to view or download in common file formats, including shapefiles; we seek to represent countries as they would represent themselves in the case of conflicted boundaries.
Geographic Services, Inc. (GSI) is the industry leader in Human Geography. Our cloud-based geospatially-enabled cultural data and technologies revolutionize the way activities, risks and opportunities are assessed throughout the globe. GSI’s architecture and supporting content are built on a framework of our core knowledge in language, culture, and spatial relationships which deliver innovative solutions that drive analytic needs within foreign contexts and locations.
GeoThings was funded in 2015, a spin-off company from Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan as the very first technical-oriented social enterprise, focused on information coordination for disaster and emergency preparedness and response. With the investments from the technical industrial leaders, GeoThings started its journey aiming for the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as the assistant tool and coordination platform for pre-disaster preparedness, in-disaster response, and post-disaster assessment. Not only cooperating with the regional organizations and non-government organizations, GeoThings actively participates in various international activities/communities and was invited as an expert observer of UN-GGIM, co-worked with OCHA on MicroMappers project, became the member of OGC, and partnered with Mapbox, Planet Labs, Digital Humanitarian Networks (DHN), and Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT). Our major software service, geoBingAn, which means “all the best” in Taiwanese, is an App/Web service platform that is currently used by various organizations and agencies. The geoBingAn service has been adopted by some of the city-level government agencies in Taiwan that allows the citizens to report issues such as street light outage to government, and further extended with Asian Development Bank for regional capacity building to strengthen the disaster resilience and emergency response in Armenia, Bangladesh, Fiji, and Philippines.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s 100 by ‘20 goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. We are working with a strong network of public, private and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in developing countries.
The role of the Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster is twofold; to coordinate humanitarian actors with regards to all services provided to displaced populations within any communal settings (i.e. camps, informal settlements, collective centres); and working with the affected population to ensure representation, on-site governance and access to information about services provided.
The Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) is specifically focused on enhancing child protection coordination and response in humanitarian contexts (as defined as Humanitarian Coordinator and Early Warning contexts).
The GEM Foundation is a non-profit, public-private partnership that drives a global collaborative effort to develop scientific and high-quality resources for transparent assessment of earthquake risk and to facilitate their application for risk management around the globe. Assisted by an initiative of the OECD's Global Science Forum, GEM was formed in 2009 as a non-profit foundation in Pavia, Italy, funded through a public-private sponsorship with the vision to create a world that is resilient to earthquakes. GEM’s mission is to become one of the world’s most complete sources of risk resources and a globally accepted standard for seismic risk assessment; and to ensure that its products are applied in earthquake risk management worldwide.
The Global Education Cluster (GEC) supports country clusters and working groups to work towards a predictable, holistic, equitable and well-coordinated response by providing direct and remote field support, developing guidance, building evidence, strengthening capacities and advocating for the continued prioritisation of education, to meet growing education needs of crisis affected children and youth.