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OCHA Information Management Guidelines

Recognizing a need to establish global standards to guide information management and exchange in humanitarian action similar to those that govern humanitarian action as a whole, participants at the 2002 OCHA-sponsored Symposium on Best Practices in Humanitarian Information Management and Exchange identified ten guiding principles for anyone engaged in any aspect of humanitarian information management. This list was expanded at the 2007 Global Symposium+5 to further reflect the importance accorded the role of information in humanitarian action.  

Both the OCHA Office and HICs support all steps in the IM chain: they both receive data from collecting/producing individuals and agencies, process it to produce information in a manner which facilitates humanitarian decision making and coordination and disseminate this product to users. 

Published 2019-01-08