The new global database implemented by SIMN will allow Casas de Migrantes (House of Migrants) network and its reception centers, as well as its Apostleship of the Sea, to not only enhance their networking but also to generate consolidated information, with the goal of better understanding the variables that affect human mobility. The purpose of this project, which began late 2013, is to create a global computer network supported by an online database and various web interfaces, which will allow its users to register a variety of data. Much of this data has already been recorded by these institutions, but the data has not be consolidated and past processes have lacked homogeneity; causing difficulties in analysis with valuable information lost.
The project began in Chile, where a base model was created. The project then spread to consolidate information in the remaining countries that SIMN serves: please check our website for a complete list. The project is ambitious in that it brings together a variety of worldwide data in a single consolidated, synergistic format. After the success of the Chilean operational platform, SIMN has begun to gradually implement system in several other countries, while adding new features to the program.
SIMN’s next step after the database is to create an informational warehouse, which will contain computerized business intelligence tools to exploit global data. Thus, through high-level reports and objectivity, SIMN aspires to provide monthly reports on key vulnerabilities faced by migrants and specific proposals for responding to these challenges.
“We are investing a lot of resources, effort and hours with our teams throughout the region, and as we know that this project marks a major milestone in our primary goal, we are moving even closer to our vision: assuring the dignity and rights of migrants and their families. With the latest technology and tools, we will have access to highly powerful tools that will allow us to build reports that are at present impossible to produce. This systematized information will become a valuable tool for defining and implementing programs for the protection and promotion of migrants’ rights.” Father Leonir Chiarello, Executive Director of SIMN