Programme design & Implementation

Since 2004, Alcis has been central to the design and implementation of vital programmes in some of the world’s most sensitive environments, including monitoring the delivery of counter narcotic eradication in Afghanistan.

Harnessing the power of geographic based information at the programme design stage is core to the Alcis offering.  It enables planners to identify critical locations, or define where projects will have maximum impact and benefit. Everything from quantifying the number of communities who will benefit from an irrigation project, to deciding the best location for an educational facility, all have a spatial component as their basis.

During implementation, techniques such as remote sensing are employed to monitor the progress of projects, particularly where it is difficult to access reliable information on the ground.  It is possible to monitor not just the obvious, physical manifestations of projects such as new road building, but also the less obvious such as improvements, or otherwise, on vegetation health and quality.

For example, monitoring the delivery of counter narcotic eradication in Helmand province, Afghanistan, has always been problematic, with very little control or situational awareness for other stakeholders.

Alcis designed and implemented a GPS based tracking system, which enabled real time monitoring of movements and remote access to the visualisation of this activity. 

A web-based mapping service was developed allowing accredited users to access the information using dedicated terminals in the headquarters.

Click on the following link to find out more about the tractor tracking project.