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.
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 2014, by evaluating tools, compiling studies and benchmarkings, counseling them on how to help the organisation augment its skills and developing training kits and communication documents for its staff, as well as helping with the technical recruitment of IM/MDC staff.
Beyond this, a HQ hotline is available and two 2-day awreness raising sessions were organised in december 2016 and january 2017 to train Terre des hommes HQ Desks and Thematic specialists on what MDC could bring to their operations and also on knowing how to adapt a standard organisation form from one context to another (through XLS forms).
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 »
CartONG intervenes every year in different Bioforce Institute trainings (in particular project managers, WASH coordinators and Logisticians) in Lyon to heighten awareness on the uses a good mobile data collection and mapping can bring. These trainings are 1 to 2 days long.
CartONG also gives trainings for Bioforce partners in the field, such as in 2017 for the Diakonie NGO in Chad- The training was composed of 3 days on project cycle management, with a strong emphasis on M&E (given by a Bioforce consultant) and of 2 days on MDC given by a CartONG staff. Find out more here.
CartONG has been supporting the Public Health section of UNHCR since 2012 in the implementation of the SENS nutrition surveys (Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey). The SENS nutrition surveys of UNHCR are deployed in 100 refugees sites each year, 95% of which are conducted on mobile phones. CartONG continuously works on improving the content of the modules of SENS. In 2017, we reviewed the content of the 6 existing modules, and in creating a new one on demographics, which will be deployed in 2018.
Our support also involves field training workshops as well as implementation missions.
Additionally, CartONG developed in 2015 the SENS Mapper which maps out SENS survey results. Since then, CartONG has continued working and improving the mapper by adding indicators in 2016, and by making the mapper available online in 2017 as well as adding extra features to improve the user experience.
GIS Training, Quantum GIS and Google Earth
Profiling and registration with Android smart phones (UNHCR)Read more »