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Afghanistan Information Management Services

Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) is a Kabul-based Afghan non-governmental organisation (NGO). It specialises in the application of information, communication and technology (Information Communication Technology) solutions, software development, and project management.

BackgroundEdit

In 1997 AIMS was established under the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Islamabad, Pakistan, to serve the information management needs of Afghanistan. In 2001, it was relocated to Kabul and became a project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Since its inception, AIMS has served the Government of Afghanistan, non-governmental organizations and the international donor community as a provider of information management services including the development of software applications, database solutions, geospatial information and maps.[citation needed]

AIMS is located in a new office facility in Kabul, and in 2002 AIMS established offices in five regional centers: Jalalabad, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, and Kunduz. The regional offices provide services in information management, capacity development (i.e. job training), and mapping.[citation needed]

In 2004, AIMS shifted its focus from simple data provision to the development of information management capacity in the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) and the broader humanitarian community, especially in the areas of Geographic Information Systems GIS and database development.[citation needed]

In September 2008, it transitioned from being a UNDP project into a national NGO.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  • Staff. "Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) project". United Nations Development Programme. Archived from the original on 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  • Staff. "Human Security Report Project: Human Security Gateway: Afghanistan Information Management Service". Simon Fraser University, School for International Studies. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  • Staff (2006-05-09). "H. E. inaugurates GIS Center in MoC". Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  • Winterbotham, Emily (2009-04-20). "Afghanistan research newsletter - No. 21". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-21. The writer is Editor, Communications and Advocacy, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU).

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