Recommendations and data
The data, analysis and pre-positioning recommendations presented in the report are also available on STOCKHOLM platform.
The process of data analysis resulted in the elaboration of a set of recommendations on pre-positioned stock levels, which were distributed to humanitarian actors in the country and also made available for public consultation. Some delays occurred during the elaboration of the final recommendations report as the final stages of the development of STOCKHOLM platform had to be closely followed by ESUPS Team, in order to present the platform (including the Madagascar data and recommendations) at HNPW 2022.
During the visit, ESUPS participated in a workshop of Madagascar’s Groupe Sectoriel Logistique aimed at improving the pre-positioning strategy for the country. The workshop was hosted by BNGRC in collaboration with the World Food Programme and attended by key actors in the logistics sector.
Disaster data analysis
The initial work of collecting and cleaning disaster data from the Em-Dat database had already started in 2020. However, only after an extended period of engagement and discussion with in-country actors, the data analysis process could start moving forward.
Stock data collection
ESUPS established a data collection template in collaboration with and on the basis of previous work done by OCHA and the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC). The data collection process was then carried out with the support of several actors in the country. In April 2021, there was a discussion on platforms interoperability between the World Food Programme (WFP), the BNGRC and ESUPS.
In December 2020, the Logistics Cluster Preparedness Unit in Madagascar approached ESUPS for support in the definition of a pre-positioning strategy for the country. Following this first request, several exchanges took place, including a formal presentation of ESUPS project to the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC) and OCHA and a presentation of ESUPS to the whole Groupe Sectoriel Logistique (National Logistics Cluster).