The Iraqi Red Crescent Society, in cooperation with the Swedish Red Cross, organized a workshop on how to convert paperwork into digital through the use of the GIS system.
The workshop, organized for the first time in Iraq, with the participation of (35) affiliates and volunteers, aims to develop the capabilities of the members and volunteers of the Iraqi Red Crescent to make better use of modern information technology in the process of collecting and analyzing data related to humanitarian work.
Ahmed Al-Jubouri, Director of Disaster Management at the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, said: “This workshop is being organized for the first time in Iraq by specialized trainers from the Swedish Red Cross who have experience for more than five years working in Iraq, and other similar workshops will be held to fully implement this system.”
He continued, “The aim of the workshop is to develop the capabilities of the Iraqi Red Crescent’s members and volunteers to make better use of modern information technology in the process of collecting and analyzing data related to humanitarian work.”
And the official of psychosocial support in the Iraqi Red Crescent, Rana Khaled, stated: “The workshop focuses on training Iraqi Red Crescent workers to use the (GIS) system, which is a very simple and modern system that works on mobile devices and computer, and its purpose is to collect the largest amount of information about the size of disasters, analyzing them in the simplest form, investing it and benefiting from it in a time of crisis so that we can develop immediate and future plans to meet any emergency challenges, as this program will be an important source of information.”