Do you want to start using MDC or GIS, but your team has never heard of either and you would therefore need training, guiding and support? Do you need help learning how to handle your geographic data? Do you want to improve the day-to-day efficiency of your teams with better data? Would you like to develop a new IM strategy, and are wondering what skills and processes you’ll need?
Adequate capacity building can take many different forms depending on the skills that your teams currently possess, the structure or the size of your organization, and what skills you want to acquire. If you want it to be useful beyond a one-off training session, it’s important to have a global capacity-building vision and strategy, to ensure that even with the high level of staff turnover in the humanitarian field, your teams can easily catch up when necessary and deploy the standard tools and processes that your organization has in mind.
Learn more about how CartONG can help you with your teams' capacity building below:
Our aim is to empower your teams with new skills, so that they can improve their impact concretely, in the field and in the office. Our wide experience of contexts and partners allows us to support a growing community of practice and share knowledge between organizations. Find out the aspects on which we develop capacity building on our MDC, GIS and Information Management pages.
Our detailed training offer can be accessed below.
CartONG deployed to Guinea twice in 2015 for Terre des hommes: once to help set up mobile data collection for the Protection team (follow up of Ebola orphans) and the WASH field (Knowledge, Attitudes, Practises surveys in health centers) and a second time for a regional training for the whole of West Africa on conceiving and encoding surveys, as well as analysing the results with different tools including Geographical Information Systems.
CartONG has been supporting the Public Health section of UNHCR since 2015 for the large-scale deployment of an annually-run Knowledge, Attitudes, Practises survey in 180 refugee camps (helping to define the strategy, with the development of substantial training kits, the encoding of the survey and related analysis tools)
CartONG has been supporting Solidarités International delegations since 2015 with a hotline helping operations under 24h with their conception dilemmas, their choice of tools or their MDC strategy
CartONG has been helping Terre des hommes with their Information Management and data collection strategy since 2015, by evaluating tools, counseling them on how to help the organisation augment its skills and developing training kits and communication documents for its staff. We have also done remote support for different delegations (Philippines, Mali, Guinea...)
Many programs have implemented blanket supplementary feeding activities which often consist of several distributions per day. This is demanding in resources and difficult to ensure that every child has equal access to the program. UNHCR and Partners are interested in piloting monitoring programs in a refugee camps to analyze how well the intended food distributions are reaching the target groups. In most operations the food distribution has been monitored on paper based lists which is time consuming and difficult to use for analysis. To overcome this difficulty and with CartONG technical support, monitoring systems based on Mobile technology will be piloted in one refugee camp to evaluate how well does programs do.
Whilst initially ODK was planned to be used as solution, doing case management through reading in data files which have to be replaced every week for updated data is not user friendly enough. XScanPet was chosen for the first pilots.
- 2013: Niger
-2015: Follow up Chad
This project included both the elaboration of Geotagging guideline and Powerpoint map packs for the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) headquarters.Read more »
The overall aim is to serve the pilot project with World Diabetes Foundation, and International Media Support in Kenya using diabetes awareness and communications as a theme to focus humanitarian and health reporting in Kenya.Read more »
GIS Training, Quantum GIS and Google Earth
Profiling and registration with Android smart phones (UNHCR)Read more »