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.
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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 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.
The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme provides objective, independent, rigorous data and analysis on humanitarian financing and related aid flows. Our aim is to enable access to a shared evidence base on resources to meet the needs of people living in humanitarian crises. We believe that humanitarian decision-making should be informed by evidence and that reliable information is fundamental for improved accountability and effectiveness.
The Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) coordination mechanism that supports people affected by natural disasters and internally displaced people affected by conflict with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate shelter. The GSC enables better coordination among all shelter actors, including local and national governments, so that people who need shelter assistance get help faster and receive the right kind of support.
The GSC is co-chaired by IFRC and UNHCR at the global level. IFRC is the convener of the Shelter Cluster in natural disasters while UNHCR leads the Shelter Cluster in conflict situations.
GRID3 (Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development) works with countries to generate, validate and use geospatial data on population, settlements, infrastructure, and boundaries. GRID3 combines the expertise of partners in government, United Nations, academia, and the private sector to design adaptable and relevant geospatial solutions based on capacity and development needs of each country.
The programme provides countries with a unique package of tools with which to generate open-source data, support for data applications to ensure effective impact, and training to strengthen the national geospatial foundation for future evidence-based development and humanitarian decision making.
The programme offers a unique and efficient approach, combining the highest-resolution and most recent satellite imagery, dynamic modelling and newest scientific methods, and capacity-strengthening services to ensure sustainable use of geospatial data nationally.
The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is an open data sharing platform managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The HDX organization is managed by the HDX data team and is used to share data on behalf of a number of partners
We believe that the contribution older people make to society is invaluable. Yet older people remain some of the poorest and most neglected in the world. We are committed to helping them claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty.
Our vision and mission:
Our vision is of a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. We work with our partners to ensure that people everywhere understand how much older people contribute to society and that they must enjoy their right to healthcare, social services and economic and physical security.
Our group is a network of volunteers who are based at the Yellow House in Sanepa, Nepal.
We got together on Day 3 of the big Q (April 27) and have been working every day since. We meet regularly and evolve according to needs.
Our three main focus of work has been:
1) Planned/targeted missions: 179 as of 11:11 am on May 14.
For daily updates and to keep track of our 3 Ws regarding Relief Distribution - What, Where, When - please follow the link below.
2) In order to coordination with other volunteer groups, bigger organizations and the government, we have been working closely with Kathmandu Living Lab's crowdsourcing platform - Quakemap.org
3) Hub for volunteers and anyone wanting to offer help. Yellow House has been a great spot to physically connect with, network and exchange ideas with like-minded folks. With that in mind, we launched our Initiative for Children on May 13. Artists, educators and counselors met in the evening. We will post updates regarding this initiative.
Thanks for your continued support and keeping us in your thoughts.
HRRP is a platform for coordination, strategic planning and technical guidance to agencies involved in recovery and reconstruction and to support the Government of Nepal in coordinating the national reconstruction programme
For up-to-the-minute exports from OpenStreetMap in a variety of formats for GPS and GIS, visit http://export.hotosm.org
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) acts as a bridge between the traditional humanitarian responders and the OpenStreetMap Community. HOT works both remotely and physically in countries to assist the collection of geographic data, usage of that information and training others in OpenStreetMap.