CartONG was co-organizing last week with iMMAP the NOMAD workshop 2013, with the aim of connecting mobile data collection solution providers with humanitarian organizations. The event, hosted by CNES in Paris, was very successful, and now everyone is looking forward for the next workshop!
The proliferation of mobile and tablet applications for collecting, storing and sorting data faster, cheaper and with greater accuracy is already enabling aid agencies to deliver demonstrably life saving improvements in assistance. One of the missions of CartONG is to help spreading new efficient technologies to the humanitarian organizations in order to improve the global efficiency of aid.
During two and a half day, the CartONG team with our partners from iMMAP France have welcomed more than 70 participants from 20 countries to help spread state-of-the-art technologies of mobile detection in the humanitarian field. 10 solution providers were there to present - plus 3 presenting remotely - and conduct demonstration on their tools, and several organizations using mobile data collection also presented feedbacks on their uses and the challenges they've face and overcome. You can find the agenda of the workshop with the presentations on the NOMAD website. We'll also publish the videos from the event in due course.
The workshop has allowed the participants not only to discover new solutions and ask their questions directly to the developers, but also to exchange on the evolutions of mobile data collection and to induce new partnerships.
The workshop was also the occasion to present the brand-new NOMAD online assistant selection tool, which allows humanitarian workers to compare mobile data collection solutions, with a wizard finding them the solution more suited to their needs.
Thanks to the French Space Agency (CNES) that has hosted us in their offices in Paris, and to all the speakers and participants!
We hope to see you all again in 2014 for the next edition!