PIM training & learning

In 2015, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), with support from the Global Protection Cluster (GPC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) Department, took the initiative to develop a protection information management (PIM) training. The goal was to improve the ability of field protection clusters to develop more informed protection strategies, and to implement principled, systematized, and collaborative processes to collect, process, analyze, store, share, and use data and information to enable evidence-informed action for quality protection outcomes.

PIM training participants, from a training in 2016.

The PIM trainings had three primary objectives:

  • Demonstrate how PIM supports, informs, and enables the development of an evidence-informed protection analysis, strategy, and response
  • Develop PIM knowledge, skills, and attitudes that facilitate dialogue and collaboration
  • Develop PIM knowledge and skills to create a PIM plan that informs a protection analysis, strategy, and response

The PIM training included protection cluster coordinators, protection cluster IM counterparts, protection cluster NGO co-leads, sub-cluster coordinators, and active members of the protection cluster, among others.

The PIM trainings will continue in 2017, and are under development.


Training overview

Snapshot on who has been trained on PIM:

  • 101 GPC members participated in trainings from 11 clusters
  • 33 had a stronger background in IM/ 68 in protection
  • 74% directly implemented and supported protection activities

We also ran a PIM Training of Trainers (ToT) in Nov 2016, in which some 20 colleagues were trained on PIM. These TOT participants will run various PIM trainings throughout 2017, for both refugee and IDP operations. In total, 20 colleagues from UNHCR and DRC were trained in the ToT.

The skills, attitude, and knowledge required to undertake PIM were shared with participants in all PIM trainings.

Interested in including PIM in an existing training?

Click here to access PIM training material which can be incorporated into existing training programmes.


Link up with others trained on PIM:

Who has been trained, and where? Explore the map below to learn more.

Training of Trainers:

Name Organisation Location Area of work Email
Natia Mosashvili DRC Mytilene, Greece Greece natia.mosashvili@drc-greece.org
Guelnoudji Ndjekounkosse UNHCR Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo ndjekoug@unhcr.org
Dalia Rogemond UNHCR (GPC) Geneva, Switzerland Global rogemond@unhcr.org
Yasmine el-Behiery UNHCR (GPC) Geneva, Switzerland Global elbehier@unhcr.org
Souleymane Gueye UNHCR Copenhagen, Denmark Global gueyes@unhcr.org
Dominique Fotsing UNHCR Damascus, Syria Syria fotsing@unhcr.org
Katie Lo UNHCR Bagdad, Iraq Iraq lok@unhcr.org
Anna Minuto UNHCR Dakar, Senegal West Africa minuto@unhcr.org
Roberto Colombo UNHCR Washington DC, USA Americas colombro@unhcr.org
Giulio Morello DRC Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire West Africa rpa-wa@drc.dk
Giorgia Tornieri UNHCR Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina Balkans tornieri@unhcr.org
Rachelle Cloutier UNHCR Copenhagen, Denmark Global cloutier@unhcr.org
Katja Rytkonen UNHCR Geneva, Switzerland Global rytkoene@unhcr.org
Daunia Pavone Greece Global daunia_pavone@yahoo.it