Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.

CRS uses ActivityInfo in Mali to support the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM), the result of a collaboration of humanitarian organizations in Mali. Its objective is to contribute to vital humanitarian aid in Mali by improving the efficiency of information sharing between humanitarian actors in sudden onset crises.

The humanitarian architecture in Mali includes numerous national and international NGOs, donors, UN agencies and government technical services that intervene in multiple sectors to respond to the immense and critical humanitarian needs of the population affected by the crises. In this context, it is essential to have an information management system to promote evidence-based planning and coordination among humanitarian actors. To address this need, CRS has developed an information management platform in ActivityInfo that serves as a primary information system for Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) actors and stakeholders in Mali. — Mahamadou Sogoba, Manager MEAL/ICT4D