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.
Olivia Lannelli from Trilateral Research attended the "Data protection and humanitarian action" in Brussels hosted by VUB - Privacy Hub Brussels, Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs & ICRC on the 12th of March 2018Read More
iTRACK Project attended the EU Industry Day that took place in Brussels - Covent Garden between 22-23 February 2018.
Following the launch of the innovation prize of the European Innovation Council on 'Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid' (the 'Prize'), the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) organised a roundtable on High Tech for Humanitarian Aid. It brought together around 60 representatives of the humanitarian sector, industry, research and scientific communities and other interested stakeholders. The roundtable discussion focused on the identification of humanitarian needs that could be addressed through the frugal application of advanced technologies.
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.
Why @iTRACKProject1 is important? We are trying to prevent all the below mentioned Security Incidents and Access Constraints #AidinDanger Monthly News http://bit.ly/2ubZxTO This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence, as well as protests and other events affecting the delivery of aid. It includes the number of aid workers killed, kidnapped and arrested in Afghanistan, CAR, DRC, Iraq, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen in 2018. The countries have been selected by Reliefweb Crisis App. This document has been prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. It is made available free of charge once a month to highlight the extent to which insecurity affects the delivery of aid. The incidents reported are not a complete nor a representative list of all events that affect the delivery of aid.
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