INFORMATION AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT

Managing data sets

CMAA, through its Database Management Unit (DBU), manages a wide range of information and statistics in the mine action sector in Cambodia. Information tracked in the database covers all phases of mine action, from historical conflict information to post-clearance land use. The DBU deploys the New Generation of the Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA), the UN-approved standards for information systems supporting humanitarian demining. Through the IMSMA, CMAA collects standardized mine-related data and manages it in a standardized system using powerful statistical and geographical tools. IMSMA was developed by the Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) on behalf of the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).

The DBU manages the following mine action datasets:

  • Baseline survey
  • National Level 1 Survey
  • National archive of US Air Forces (USAF) bombing data (1965-1975) during the Vietnam war
  • Minefield completion report from all accredited operators in Cambodia
  • Minefield clearance progress report from all accredited operators in Cambodia
  • Mine risk education activities
  • Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) data
  • Technical survey and non-technical survey results
  • National gazeteer and administrative border data
  • Topography maps
  • National census and socio-economic data
  • Land use and forest cover data
  • Road networks
  • Accidents and victims data

Requests for specific information from the CMAA Database Unit are to be submitted in writing to the manager of DBU of CMAA. The DBU will endeavor to meet all information needs of mine action stakeholders; however in some cases there may be external restrictions imposed on the DBU concerning the release of information to third parties. When such restrictions apply, the requesting agency will be notified by the DBU.

Casualty statistics

Goal:
Maintain and develop a sustainable national mine/ERW information system to support a reduction in mine/ERW casualties in Cambodia
Objective 1: Develop and maintain a sustainable national information system on mine/ERW casualties and survivors  Data follow up: Ensure the accuracy of data collected by CMVIS data gatherers 
Data gathering: Maintain and coordinate a nationwide gathering network on mine/ERW casualties and the location of mines/ERW
Information storage, analysis and reporting: Store, analyze and disseminate mine/ERW casualty information nationally to assist in the planning and monitoring of mine action and victim assistance
Objective 2: Providing victim assistance and risk education services to mine/ERW casualties, their families and their communities Refer victims, their families and communities to appropriate victim assistance service providers.
Provide mine/ERW risk education service to communities where the accident occurred.
Provide disability awareness service.