Records in IMSMA-ANAMA (as of January 2011)
IMSMA has been developed by GICHD (Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining) as the software based data management tool for use in Mine Action Center (MAC) level that improves capabilities for decision-making, coordination and information policy related to humanitarian mine action. IMSMA contains the information on the actions of Agency, collected in full conformity with operational SOPs, and has ability to satisfy other information requirements of mine action management. The GIS functionality “helps” to IMSMA to reflect information on the maps. New reports allowed counting of the contribution of various clearance methods (Manual clearance, Mine Detecting Dogs and Mechanical Demining Machines support, UXO clearance), thoroughly follow-up disposal of explosive devices, either in-situ or in demolition area. Technical Survey, Progress, Clearance and Completion Reports have been reworked as well to reflect all the features of current operations. The Dangerous Area Report has been used to develop Single UXO Report.
The quality of collected data is provided through regular and systematic checks within an administration managerial control at each stage of reporting.
It allowed eradicating root causes of non-performances, answers to question as information processes met the requirements of ANAMA, analyze qualification of the personnel and educational requirements within the information quality assurance system.
In 2009 IMSMA-NG v.5.04.05 developed by GICHD-contracted FGM Inc. (USA) was successfully installed in ANAMA without transition to version 3.0176. During 2011 it was upgraded up to version 5.07.02. Now specialists of Info department are studying this new system and adapting it for requirements of ANAMA. Besides, ANAMA is preparing inquiry and recommendations for developers on development of new modules which assume to be effective and useful.
In July and November 2010 Information Department stuff members had successfully passed “IMSMA-NG Advanced Training”. In 2011 the data migration from IMSMAv2.2 to IMSMA-NG was done in cooperation with GICHD and FGM.