Our strategy

Building resilience, saving lives, strengthening livelihoods: using geospatial technologies to transform humanitarian decision making

Our Strategy to 2023 
Building resilience, saving lives, strengthening livelihoods: using geospatial technologies to transform humanitarian decision making

Since 2003, MapAction has been applying expertise in geographical information and data to make humanitarian disaster responses as effective as possible, saving many thousands of lives in the process.

Our combination of technical knowledge and insight into humanitarian contexts, gleaned through over 100 emergency responses, gives us a unique and highly valuable understanding of all aspects of humanitarian information management.

Our Strategy to 2023 defines how we are applying this insight to help crack some of the most urgent and difficult challenges ahead.

Our vision - A world where people
vulnerable to humanitarian
emergencies are more resilient
and those assisting them are
more effective through the use
of technological advances in
information management.
Our promise - We will apply the best
geospatial technologies and
our expertise to shine a light on
tough humanitarian problems,
providing critical insights that
will save lives, protect, recover
and strengthen livelihoods and
promote human dignity.
We will serve international,
regional and national
humanitarian responders to the
best of our abilities to enable
them to provide the most
effective response possible to
save lives and reduce suffering.

Our strategic priorities

  • Addressing gaps in coverage through extending our network and ways of working
  • Building resilience by improving the quality of aid
  • Building humanitarian sector technical capability through alliances
Outcomes - Protection & Assistance; Resilience; Aid effectiveness

NB: our Strategy to 2023 was developed during 2019, before the COVID-19 emergency. While many of the approaches and activities it outlines still apply and are defining how we respond to the pandemic, we will review the strategy once the crisis has eased, in light of any changes to the global humanitarian context it may bring about.