iTRACK is designed to be a cost effective open source system, supporting organisations where resources may be limited. To further facilitate its uptake by humanitarian organisations operating conflict and disaster missions, we design technology and policies in with humanitarian practitioners with pilot applications with the World Food Programme and iMMAP in on-going conflict disasters in the Middle East.
iTRACK's technical team has succesfully delivered a prototype of a first version of the iTRACK system. This includes many technologies that help humanitarian teams do their job logistics-wise and also be aware of any potential threat that could put the team in danger. These are technologies that help the team to be in touch 24/7, report threats to any affected iTRACK user and also do the follow up of all missions that are in the field aiding benefitiaries and trying to come back safe home.
The team has developed a logistics user interface (Backend DSE: Backend Decision Support Engine) that gathers all the information from missions in real time (routes conditions, missions' progress,etc.) that also includes a wizard for fast mission set up. This tool also includes a security assessment module that enables the creation and validation of threats coming from many information sources such as official reports, social media and intra-network messages. This component includes a machine learning based module that recognizes patterns in plain text and deliver alerts about potential threats. Moreover, logistics is supported by a mobile application that enables the registration of goods inside all missions and the reporting of lost/damaged goods.
iTRACK partner - Trilateral Research (UK) published a news article about the project on their official website.
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This document provides information for aid agencies responding to the Yemen crisis to help understand the operational threat context. It aims to prepare agencies for challenges they may face during the delivery of aid and support them in their work. It includes a breakdown of the type of security incidents reported in open sources and by partner agencies operating in Yemen It shows the long term threat patterns and provides updates on the most recently reported security incident affecting the delivery of aid. http://www.insecurityinsight.org/aidindanger/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Yemen-Response-February-2018.pdf
The iTRACK Consortium consists of 12 partners from 8 diferent countries, including leading universities, research centers, ICT companies and humanitarian NGOs and covering the wide range of expertise required for the successful development of the iTRACK solution.Read More