Understanding Information Management
Information Management is critical to support an evidence-based decision-making process that has the affected population at the forefront. This fundamental session will explore the main aspects for effective management of information in a humanitarian crisis.
To explain IM principles applied to the humanitarian environment and coordination structures;
To explain principles and tools related to the development of an Information Management Strategy;
To demonstrate practical skills to leverage geographic information with user-friendly, free tools available online;
To demonstrate abilities to estimate populations through various techniques and to develop a Population Management Strategy;
To explain concepts of analysis in humanitarian situations and basic principles of visualization of information.
Information and Coordination;
Information Management Strategy Development;
Analysis and Visualization.
This pertains to Crisis Information Management and Needs Assessment. It is a scenario based practical exercise that will simulate a crisis and will require students to apply concepts and skills learned previously in the course.