Humanitarian Information Centres and Partners

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Humanitarian Information Centres and Partners

 

Previous Humanitarian Information Centres:

The following sites are archived

Humanitarian Information Centre for Myanmar
May 2008-December 2008

The Myanmar HIC, deployed in May 2008, was established to provide information to the humanitarian community responding to the impact of Cyclone Nargis on Myanmar. The site utilized data from the IASC Clusters and their members, as well as providing operational documents, maps,contact information and meeting details. The website's content was jointly managed by the clusters and the Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU). The HIC Myanmar website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived. Please visit the Myanmar Information Management Unit at http://www.themimu.info

Humanitarian Information Centre for Lebanon
August 2006 - October 2006

In consideration of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Lebanon and in the interests of providing immediate information management (IM) products and services, OCHA established a Humanitarian Information Centre to respond to immediate information needs. Website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived.
 

Humanitarian Information Centre for Sumatra
January 2005 - September 2005

HIC Sumatra was deployed to Banda Aceh in January 2005 immediately following the tsunami as a common service to the humanitarian community working in Sumatra and the surrounding countries. As the relief efforts transitioned into recovery and development, the focus of the HIC shifted as well. In September 2005 the HIC was re-named the United Nations Information Management System (UNIMS), concurrent with the establishment of the Office of the United Nations Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias (UNORC) to support the Government of Indonesia in its reconstruction efforts. In June 2006 UNIMS merged with UNORC and became an internal unit (IAS) within the UNORC office.

The HIC Sumatra website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived. Please visit the United Nations Office for the Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias at http://www.unorc.or.id/.


Humanitarian Information Centre for Sri Lanka
January 2005 - March 2006

HIC Sri Lanka was established in early January 2005 in response to the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. As the initial emergency phase subsided and additional HIC staff were in place on the ground, the HIC expanded its available products and services and established field offices in five districts to better service implementing partners information needs. The HIC as a common humanitarian service tried to ensure that ownership of products belonged to the broader humanitarian community and to this effect partnered with various UN agencies, INGOs and the Government of Sri Lanka.
In mid 2006 the HIC closed but its core functions transitioned into the OCHA Sri Lanka office with the establishment of an Information Management Unit (IMU).

The HIC Sri Lanka Website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived. Please visit the Humanitarian Portal for Sri Lanka at http://www.hpsl.lk
 


Humanitarian Information Centre for Pakistan
October 2005 - June 2006

In the days following the earthquake that shook Southeast Asia on 8 October 2005, an HIC was established in Islamabad to support relief efforts in Pakistan, the country hardest hit by the disaster. Working from the inter-agency Emergency Response Center, the HIC provided standard information products for the humanitarian community in Islamabad and regional humanitarian hubs as well as support to thematic coordination groups in need and response tracking.
The relief response quickly transitioned to longer-term recovery and reconstruction efforts, and government capacity to manage information and data was also restored. HIC Pakistan closed June 2006.Website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived.
 

Humanitarian Information Centre for Niger
October 2005 - December 2005

In response to the crisis in Niger, the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) formally requested OCHA to deploy a Humanitarian Information Centre (HIC) on 8 August 2005. This HIC was intended as a limited-duration intervention to meet immediate humanitarian crisis information management needs. As such it was operational for only five months. In January 2006 the data, information and assets were transferred to UNDP and the national government.
From the outset, the HIC engaged development actors to ensure that all activities, where possible, would be compatible with the future development needs of Niger. HIC Niger worked closely with IM practitioners and national authorities on the ground to avoid duplication of effort.   Website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived.
 

Humanitarian Information Centre for Darfur
July 2004 - May 2006

A Humanitarian Information Centre (HIC) for Darfur was established July 2004. The HIC served as a common service to the humanitarian community, providing timely, accurate and operationally targeted technical assistance and products to this community to maximize the effectiveness of the relief efforts.
HIC Darfur officially ceased to exist as an independent entity in March 2006, when it became part of the OCHA Sudan office.

The HIC Darfur website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived. Please visit the OCHA Sudan website at http://ochaonline.un.org/sudan/
 


Humanitarian Information Centre for Liberia
August 2003 - June 2006

An HIC (Humanitarian Information Centre) was deployed to Liberia in August 2003 in response to the ongoing crisis caused by civil war. The HIC acted as a central location for data and information resources, with the aim of reinforcing coordination and humanitarian response activities. HIC Liberia was managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).
As part of the national recovery strategy, in July 2006 the HIC formally transitioned into the National Information Management Centre (NIMAC) Project. NIMAC is jointly administered by the Government of Liberia and UNDP.  Website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived.
 

Humanitarian Information Centre for Iraq
March 2003 - May 2004

The HIC (Humanitarian Information Centre) for Iraq was an OCHA initiative, operational from March 2003 to May 2004. By June of that year, the HICís data repository had been handed over to the Iraqi Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and HIC products and services that supported humanitarian coordination were transferred to UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The HIC Iraq website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived.  Please visit the OCHA Iraq website at: http://ochaonline.un.org/iraq/
 


Sierra Leone Information System
March 2001 - January 2004

The Sierra Leone Information System (SLIS) was established in March 2001 in order to implement a simple and robust Management Information System (MIS) that could draw primarily on data already collected by the humanitarian community and the Government.

The SLIS website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived.  The Sierra Leone Information System (SLIS) is now working under the umbrella of the Development Assistance Coordination Office (DACO) in the Office of the Vice President,supported by UNDP and OCHA.For DACO website please visit  http://www.daco-sl.org/encyclopedia/
 


Afghanistan Information Management Service
2002 - ongoing

Afghanistan Information Management Service (AIMS) is building information management capacity in government and delivers information management services to organisations across Afghanistan.

The original AIMS Website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived. Please visit the current AIMS website at http://www.aims.org.af/
 


Southern Africa Humanitarian Information Management System
2002 - ongoing

The Southern Africa Humanitarian Information Management initiative aims at improving and widening the knowledge base of the humanitarian operations in the region. SAHIMS serves humanitarian clients through the provision of understanding and quality information products.  Website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived.
 

Data Exchange Platform for the Horn of Africa

The data exchange platform for the Horn of Africa (DEPHA) was established to provids data and information management services to existing humanitarian and developmental information systems and operational organizations in the Horn. http://www.depha.org
 

United Nations Humanitarian Information Centre for the occupied Palestinian territory
May 2002 - December 2004

The oPt-HIC was deployed to support the humanitarian coordination and response after prolonged Israeli military operations into the West Bank. The HIC served as a focal point for timely, relevant information on curfews and the changing humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory - West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It's main services were maps, a web site and database support to decision-makers and operational organisations. The HIC was always co-located with OCHA and formally transitioned into the office structure in December 2004.

The HIC oPt Website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived. Please visit the OCHA oPt website at http://www.ochaopt.org/ or http://ochaonline.un.org/opt


Humanitarian Development Resource Centre - DPR Korea

This site is no longer active and is only kept on-line for historical purposes. Website is currently unavailable as it is in the process of being archived.
 

 

 

 

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