At the annual INSARAG Steering Group Meeting (ISG) in 2017, the group directed the Secretariat to initiate the establishment of the INSARAG IMWG Working Group (IMWG) with clear terms of reference and to request INSARAG regional groups to nominate suitable members. Following the call for nomination, the IMWG was established with the following composition below:


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  Chair of IMWG WG, Mr. Peter Wolf


Information Management Working Group (ex KoBo)
 Name  Country Organisation  Region   Position   Email
Peter Wolff USAR THW Germany AEME Chair
Robert Norman UK ISAR United Kingdom AEME Member
Martijn Boer HQ USAR.NL The Netherlands AEME Member
Chew Keng Tok DART Unit Singapore Singapore Asia - Pacific Member
Jeff Maunder Fire and Emergency NZ New Zealand Asia - Pacific Member
Steven Bayer ISAR Germany Germany AEME Member
Solveig Thorvaldsdottir Rainrace Consultancy Iceland AEME Member
John Morrison USA -1 United States Americas Member
Eliot Aidan Robert Fire & Emergency New Zealand New Zealand Asia - Pacific Technical Consultant
Alistair Wikkie MapAction UK AEME  
  • Minutes of IMWG meeting on 05/05/2020

IMWG Minutes




MWG products during the Team Leaders  Meeting in Chile 2019

Chairman Summary , Agenda , Informal Meeting 11 October 2019


  • The attached workflow explains each phase of the INSARAG process and who completes the appropriate forms. This document is designed to show the INSARAG workflow using the ArcGIS Survey123, Explorer and Dashboard apps.

    ESRI Guide


  • Establishing 5 strategic objectives in order to provide an effective data management methodology that will ensure a coordinated and comprehensive collection, analysis and reporting capability.
  • Information Management WG update


  • 2017 

The larger group would facilitate effective taskings and coverage in the operational implementation phase of IMWG in actual disaster response. The IMWG’s primary objective as stated in the ToRs will oversee the ongoing implementation and operationalisation of the IMWG Toolbox in training and in actual field operations. The IMWG will develop jointly with OCHA and Technical Partners, a manual that includes guidance for Information Management, at USAR team management and UCC levels, and activation protocols for actual disaster response. Furthermore, the IMWG will also develop the 5 criteria for the IEC/R checklist 2018.

The first IMWG WEBEX Meeting was held last 29 June 2017 CEST and was fully attended by all the members of the working group