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  1. Ugly The Good, the Bad, and the Data Management Lessons Learned from the Somalia Protection Cluster Nairobi – Oct 2007

  2. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Population Movement Tracking A Protection Cluster data management system for remotely collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on Population Movements in Somalia. • How many people? • Where did they move to? • Where did they come from? • Why did they move? • Who are they? (mostly Women and Children?) • What are their needs? • What are their coping mechanisms?

  3. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Population Movement Tracking A simple data management system. Data collection form Database Compiled data distributed to partners (Maps, Spreadsheets, reports, Ad-hoc queries, etc.)

  4. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Population Movement Tracking Lessons Learned: 1. K.I.S.S. Vs.

  5. Fighting Attacks Insecurity Scared No Peace Violence Mortar Attacks Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Population Movement Tracking Lessons Learned: 2. Data Standards

  6. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Population Movement Tracking Lessons Learned: 3. Training and Feedback/Encouragement 4. Continuous Updates = Rapid Response

  7. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Population Movement Tracking Lessons Learned: 5. Demanding Users, which High Expectations and Varied Needs

  8. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Population Movement Tracking Lessons Learned: 6. Link with G.I.S.

  9. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Population Movement Tracking Lessons Learned: 7. Triangulate sources to verify data 8. Only one captain on this ship

  10. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Population Movement Tracking Lessons Learned: 9. $$$$$ - Small Grant funding (be careful!) 10. Metadata (disclaimers and explanations)

  11. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Protection Monitoring • An inter-agency initiative to collect field-based Protection information (incidents) to: • Create a baseline dataset for the Protection situation in Somalia. • Analyze trends and indicators • Build the Human Rights/Protection capacity of local NGOs and civil society • Inform Response!

  12. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Protection Monitoring Lessons Learned: 1. Compromise Compromise Compromise. Job of the Protection Cluster Build Local Capacity Spread knowledge and respect for Human Rights Indicators Numbers “Just the facts” Protection Monitoring

  13. S/C Nairobi P.L. S.L. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Protection Monitoring Lessons Learned: 2. Information exchange based on the Population Movement Tracking model.

  14. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Protection Monitoring Lessons Learned: 3. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Protection” (Get good information and get it out there)

  15. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Protection Monitoring Lessons Learned: 4. Anticipate and respond to user needs. 5. Speak for the Protection Cluster as a whole.

  16. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Protection Monitoring Other Lessons Learned: (a.k.a. what NOT to do) 1. Data management is important. Leave it to the professionals.

  17. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Protection Monitoring Other Lessons Learned: (a.k.a. what NOT to do) 2. Too many chefs can spoil the soup. Street Children vs. Children of the Street Homosexuals vs. G.L.B.I.T.

  18. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Protection Monitoring Other Lessons Learned: (a.k.a. what NOT to do) 3. Choose the right tools for the job. Case Management vs. Indicators

  19. Weekly Reports IDP movements Protection Cluster meetings Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Protection Monitoring Other Lessons Learned: (a.k.a. what NOT to do) 4. Get a fresh perspective T H I S There is a forest! S T I N K S

  20. Data Management – Somalia Protection Cluster Protection Monitoring The way forward: • Honest conversation about stakeholders needs • Data management tools redesigned based on Information Management principles. • New data collection form (a menu from which to choose) • New database • More frequent reports and more analytical reports Remaining Challenges: • Partners with low capacity • Yet to engage Global Protection Cluster and Protection Units at HQ • Response!