Annual report iMMAP
iMMAP is an international not-for-profit organization that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations, enabling partners to make informed decisions that ultimately provide high-quality targeted assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Our mission is to harness the power of information to facilitate evidence-based decisions to improve people’s lives. By turning data into information, we create knowledge for decision-makers operating in development contexts, situations of violence, post-disaster, and conflict recovery.
As you will see in this annual report, the impact of iMMAP’s work has been significant around the globe. Despite the challenge to remain operational during a global pandemic, we responded to an alarming number of crises globally, providing information, knowledge, and change management skills and services to our partners, which demonstrates that iMMAP continues to be a leader within the humanitarian information management community. I commend iMMAP’s determined and committed specialists who worked to improve the lives of the vulnerable communities we serve. I also want to thank our donors and partners for the support they provided in 2020.
On behalf of the iMMAP community, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude for the stewardship of Brian Finlay, the iMMAP Board Chairman, whose tenure ended in 2020. During the last 14 years, as the iMMAP Board Chairman, Brian’s contributions to our enormous growth and presence in the international community were extensive.
Over the years, Brian tirelessly gave his time and support to iMMAP, which led to innovative and strategic thinking within the organization and increased our credibility, visibility, and the effectiveness of our work. We wish Brian the very best in his future endeavors.
Looking to the future, it is with great pleasure, we all at iMMAP welcome William Reese as the new Board Chairman.
It is difficult to understate how significantly the global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our collective way of life. Like the rest of the world, the pandemic has challenged our ability to achieve our mission—and in particular our ability to engage actively on the ground where our services are most needed. However, despite the challenges iMMAP faced in the field, our team has been undaunted, its focus on mission, unwavering.
We are deeply grateful to our longstanding donors—the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the US Department of State (PM/WRA), for their support and their early and enduring understanding that sustainable solutions to crises start with good information.
This year marks the end of my term as Chair of the Board of Directors of iMMAP. The evolution of iMMAP from 2006 when I first came to discover this remarkable organization until the present has been astonishing. Then, iMMAP generated revenue of less than $1 million, its mission focused primarily on issues of humanitarian mine action. Today, in recognition of our unique services, iMMAP has grown almost twenty times that size. We are active on the ground in many of the world’s most complex crisis zones. As we have revolutionized how humanitarian agencies and organizations conduct their work, so too have we looked inward to ensure that our own internal governance structures can ensure that every dollar invested in iMMAP is treated with respect and stretched to its most efficient limit. The Board of Directors of iMMAP has likewise grown to reflect the competencies required to help the organization achieve its mission. I am so pleased to be handing the reigns of my Chairmanship over to William “Bill” Reese. Bill brings to iMMAP decades of experience in the field of nonprofit leadership and international youth development. More importantly, his zeal for our mission and for doing his part to make the world a better place makes him the ideal fit for iMMAP. I have no doubt that together, the “Bills” – Reese and Barron – will take iMMAP to the next level as we work in service of the most vulnerable around the globe. I wish them luck and thank them heartily for the opportunity I have had to serve with this remarkable organization.
Another year goes by! Another year when the world saw more conflicts and climatic catastrophes, a year where all iMMAP personnel worked with merit and courage in the context of the global COVID-19 health crisis.
Iwant to express my sincerest gratitude to our ever-growing team all over the world, for their commitment and their efforts amid challenging conditions, for the quality of their work in the production of information, more than ever critical for our partners and donors to support their decision making for a more adequate and efficient operational response.
The pandemic has caused severe health effects, but it has also produced heavy socio-economic impacts on developing countries. To address this issue, iMMAP France and iMMAP USA, together, started the coordination of a project that covers six countries, Syria, Colombia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, and Bangladesh, to produce monthly COVID-19 situational analysis reports that are available to all decision-makers, supporting an appropriate humanitarian response.
I would also like to thank our donors, the European Union, the United Nations, and all of our bi-lateral donors who have supported us for more than a decade. iMMAP France has obtained the extension of its Framework Agreement with DG-ECHO of the European Union for seven years, reflecting a great trust in us and illustrating the organization’s stability and professionalism.
In the face of more complex challenges in 2021 within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to thank our partners and all our personnel for their commitment to the mission of iMMAP.
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iMMAP provides solutions and strategies to support sectorial and organizational specific needs. We provide services through cooperative agreements and direct grant support, we work through standby partnership deployments with United Nations agencies, and we participate in multi-actor partnerships such as consortiums and the NGO Forum.
iMMAP Inc. (referred to as iMMAP USA in this report), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Delaware, based in Washington DC, USA, and iMMAP France, an association organized under the laws of the French Republic (Association Law 1901) with a registered office in Marseille, France, remain mutually engaged through a formal affiliation agreement.
Based on common interests, vision, and strategy, the intent of this affiliation is to maximize opportunities available to them and the outcome of operations. These two organizations have mutually determined to coordinate certain activities, while also ensuring the separateness and independence of the two organizations in finances, accountability, and other respects.
THE iMMAP TEAM IS COMPOSED OF SOME OF THE MOST QUALIFIED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS AND OTHER MULTISECTORAL EXPERTS.
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