The iTRACK project developed technologies, policies, SOPs as well as ethical and privacy recommendations that aim to improve the safety and security of humanitarians and enable more efficient and effective operations.
The iTRACK Training Cases aim to make the developed technologies and policies accessible for two target groups: humanitarian organizations and students in undergraduate programs. Humanitarian organizations can use the Training Cases to compare the outcomes of the iTRACK project with their own organizational policies and practices. Students can use the iTRACK Training Cases to study high-risk humanitarian operations.
The Training Cases include descriptions of the five main iTRACK system components: SocialSense, StaffSense, Decision Support Engine, Vehicle mounted device, and the QR app. The cases demonstrate each component’s main functionality, how it is related to safety and security, logistics and information management policies and how it can support operational tasks.
According to the Description of Work, it was planned to publish the Training Cases in the form of a report. It was, however, decided to publish the Training Cases in a more interactive form to improve the accessibility and adaptability of the material. The Training Cases are implemented as interactive, browser-based, multimedia material that is adaptable anytime and will remain available on TU Delft servers after the iTRACK project ends (http://itrack-courses.tbm.tudelft.nl/). This document accompanies the interactive Training Case material by describing the objective, methodology, design and implementation choices.
Supporting the sustainability of the iTRACK project, all partners of the iTRACK consortium, but also humanitarian organizations and institutions of higher education can make further use of the published Training Cases to learn about and advertise iTRACK system components as well as validate and integrate iTRACK policies.