AFKEN Project Won The UN Public Services Award

AFKEN Project, operating and observing all the administrative work and operations in AFAD temporary sheltering centers, won the 2015 UN Public Services Award.

The Sheltering Center Management System, or AFKEN, a project developed by the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, (AFAD) was awarded first place in the United Nations Public Service Awards 2015 provided by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, or UNDESA.

The AFKEN project operates and observes all the administrative work and operations in sheltering centers in Turkey. The project also proposed to monitor and govern the management of temporary settlement facilities, such as container cities or tent cities that will be built for the displaced people who seek temporary shelters. The project aims to coordinate the cooperation between different public institutions and organizations as well as NGO's and Universities in the country.

The project is still successfully monitoring and providing several basic services in the refugee tents established for the Syrian refuges in the southeastern Turkish provinces.

The project monitors all of the public administration process in sheltering centers through a central monitoring system.

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The Purpose of AFKEN Project;

The purpose of the AFKEN Project is monitoring and governance of the management of temporary settlements such as container cities or tent cities that will be built for citizens to be sheltered temporarily, from the AFAD center in the Geographic Information Systems under the integration infrastructure following disaster and emergency situations that may occur in Turkey.

  • System Modules
  • Access-Authorization
  • Disaster victims (Refugees) Procedures
  • City monitoring
  • Safety of City Procedures
  • Aid-Money Procedures
  • Storage Procedures
  • Management of Personnel
  • Reporting Module

Our guests are registered on the Disaster Temporary City Management System (AFKEN) at the temporary refuge centers. Upon completion of registration, they are given access to all of the services and aid as figured below:

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Capability of the System

Procedures such as disaster victim procedures (Described as Refugees Procedures for our Syrian guests) module and registration procedures regarding the disaster victims in sheltering centers, interview procedures, family backgrounds, settlement information, education health information, entry and exit and permission procedures for sheltering centers, transfer procedures between sheltering centers, material intake of the storages that belong to sheltering centers and their distribution to the disaster victims, event lists for the safety of the sheltering center and visitor follow-up, and management of personnel are all electronically registered and reported.