Activities implemented in 2014
The following activities have been implemented in close collaboration with the government, and other key stakeholders during 2014:
1. Implementation of the SIIEM framework in Morocco:
- Presentation of the SIIEM project during the National Geo-information meeting which took place in Tanger (23-24.05.2014);
- Awareness raising regarding the importance to address the of the Common and Fundamental Operational Datasets (CODs/FODs) as part of data preparedness activities within the Ministry of Urbanism and Land Management, the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and digital economy
- Presentation of the SIIEM project during the GeoSUMR workshop which took place in Rabat (13-17.10.2014);
- Identification of the potential partners involved in Disaster Risk Reduction, Emergency Management and/or data management in the country. The report (in French) can be downloaded from here.
2. Implementation of the SIIEM framework in the Philippines:
- First forum jointly organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and SIIEM to identify the main challenges to data quality, availability and accessibility. The summary report for this forum can be downloaded from here;
- Writing of a green paper describing the situation in terms of availability, quality and accessibility of selected geospatial datasets in the Philippines during the response to Typhon Yolanda/Haiyan. This paper can be downloaded from here;
- Second forum jointly organized by DSWD and SIIEM (Manila, June 16th 2014): Around 45 representatives from 20 governmental and international organizations identified 6 activities that, if implemented, would significantly improve availability, quality and accessibility of common operational datasets in the country in support to Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management . The summary report for this forum can be downloaded from here;
- Development of a draft policy to be presented to the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC);
- Advocacy activities within the NDRRMC to raise awareness regarding the importance to address the of the Common and Fundamental Operational Datasets (CODs/FODs) as part of data preparedness activities.
3. Analysis of the maps produced during the response to typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines:
- Establishment of a collaboration with the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), the Disaster Resilience Lab (DRL) and MapAction regarding the conduction of this analysis;
- Development of the questionnaire which will be used for the map review.