Somalia: Information Exchange Protocol (September 2021) – Somalia


This Information Sharing Protocol (ISP) is intended to support data stewardship in Somalia. Responsibility for data in humanitarian operations is the safe, ethical and effective handling of personal and non-personal data for the operational response in accordance with the established framework conditions for the protection of personal data

This ISP defines a common framework and a clear approach, standards, roles and responsibilities for the responsible exchange of data and information in relation to operational data management activities in the context of humanitarian aid in Somalia. It also presents a number of common principles1 which, in this context, are intended to serve as normative guidelines for responsible data management. It applies to all humanitarian actors who are present in Somalia and support relief efforts.

The ISP was developed through a joint exercise led by the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG) and the Somalia Information Management and Assessment Working Group (IMAWG) in accordance with the Operational Guidance on Data Responsibility of the Inter-Agency Sting Committee (IASC) .

In this context, this ISP serves as the most important document for the exchange of data and information in the context of humanitarian aid for Somalia. It is intended to supplement existing guidelines and guidelines and in no way affects or replaces obligations contained in applicable legal and regulatory frameworks, cluster and AOR-specific protocols3 or company guidelines.

The ISP is regularly reviewed and updated as part of a collaborative process that is monitored by the ICCG and IMAWG and is subject to review and approval by the HCT


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