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Latest Activities for Capacity Building

Supporting Tdh with a serie of MDC webinars in 2020
Oct / 2020 to Dec / 2020

Two series of webinars for beginners and advanced profiles were organised to support the ongoing capacity building of Terre des hommes' field teams in terms of Mobile Data Collection and analysis:

  • 6 sessions for beginners which includes general methodological consideration for mobile data collection, discovery of ODK collect and KoBoToolbox platform, and form building.  
  • 2 sessions for advanced users mainly focusing on the use of the Kobo analyser tool.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

Database and mapping remote support for the permanent secretariat for NGOs (SPONG) of Central African Republic (Bioforce)
Apr / 2020 to Dec / 2020

As part of a Bioforce project aiming at strengthen local capacities to work for the resilience of populations and crisis response in Central African Republic (CAR), CartONG is supporting Bioforce to provide structural strengthening of the Permanent Secretariat of NGOs (SPONG) in CAR.

This support-advice mission, carried out following an information management assessment that took place in 2019, and initially planned via a field mission (canceled due to the Covid 19 crisis), was carried out completely remotely. Its objective was to provide technical support for the operationalization of the Excel databases of the SPONG as well as to support the SPONG teams in the use of the mapping tool QGIS to establish 3W maps.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

Data collaborative on WASH in DRC
Nov / 2019 to Oct / 2020

Following the success of the data collaborative project in the Democratic Republic of Congo organized in 2017-18 by CartONG and OpenStreetMap-DRC on health-related data, a similar initiative is being launched in 2019 on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) data.

This project is being launched with the support of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), following the PILAEP 2 project (Promotion of Innovative Modalities for Access to Drinking Water), which aims to set up sustainable drinking water supply systems for populations in the suburban districts of Kinshasa and Bas Congo not served by the national water supply authority.

The PILAEP 2 project, in collaboration with several partners including the DIAL laboratory and the INS-RDC, has enabled significant data collection and analysis work (particularly for evaluation purposes in a results-based management approach). In order to ensure that access and updating of this data is sustainable, particularly for local actors, AFD wanted to support a sustainable collaboration approach in the DRC and Kinshasa in particular.

The objective of this approach will be to establish an inventory of actors, data and barriers in order to encourage sharing, and to work together to analyse these data. To this end, stakeholders will be encouraged to rely on existing resources within their various organizations, public authorities, but also open data platforms and in particular OpenStreetMap. A pilot field mission will also be organised to test, with interested partners, the methodologies developed together. The provisional timeframe:

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In 2019:

The data collaborative initiative on WASH data started in November 2019 with a kick-off workshop that gathered 28 participants from 14 organizations (international & local NGOs, UN representatives, donors and government agencies) in Kinshasa. This workshop allowed us to define the plan of action and objectives for 2020 with the organizations interested by this new project.

In 2020:

We had planned follow-up activities including a field pilot and a second workshop in 2020. However, the pandemic has not allowed us to continue the activities as planned, blocking the possibilities to organize events as well as to deploy in the field. We agreed with AFD to cancel the final activities and to close the project.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

Supporting MHF as part of the 2019-2020 partnership agreement
Oct / 2019 to Oct / 2020

In late 2019, CartONG and Max Havelaar France signed their first one-year partnership agreeement. This agreement is automatically renewed from one year to another

In 2020, the support to Max Havelaar France consisted of coaching and training the Côte d’Ivoire team on their adoption of the ONA tool for Mobile Data Collection following the 2019 pilot mission by CartONG. We also produced a video to present their use of MDC, and also supported Max Havelaar France and FairTrade International on the reflection on their approach and capacity building in relation to data.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

Support to AFD's mapping needs in the Sahel area and associated capacity building
May / 2020 to Sep / 2020

CartONG is supporting AFD in their adoption of maps as decision-making tools for an "integrated territorial approach" in the Sahel three-frontier conflict zone (Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso). It includes reworking their data model and process for capturing information on the activities that they finance, as well as the production of maps; support on the data collection tools, and training of AFD teams on the templates produced.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

Support to the SI Bangladesh operation in terms of data management
Jan / 2020 to Aug / 2020

This activity aimed at supporting the operation in terms of data management, by analysing their needs, determining recommendations, and helping them build the information management system needed by the operation.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

Support to the SI Myanmar operation in terms of data management
Jan / 2020 to Aug / 2020

This activity aimed at supporting the operation in terms of data management, by analysing their needs, determining recommendations, and helping them build the information management system needed by the operation.

To know more about this activity please read our 2020 Annual Report.

GIS strategic support for Humanity & Inclusion
Jun / 2019 to Aug / 2020

In 2019, CartONG was selected to support HI on a GIS assessment and initial support to launch a GIS strategy.

For this purpose, CartONG evaluated the needs in terms of GIS by interviewing the key players to identify their current usages, and practices, as well as their expectations and difficulties in terms of geodata and geoproducts and reviewed the GIS-related documentation and tools used by HQ and field operations. The result of this needs assessment, was a report that CartONG sent to Handicap International giving an overview of the current situation and needs, with a list of short and long term recommendations and potential scenarios. These recommendations and scenarios were then discussed with the HI team to help them think through their options for a GIS strategy to take off in the organisation, according to its financial, technical, HR constraints and the opportunities that a greater use of geodata and geoproducts would bring for certain key sectors of HI and different support functions.

The collaboration continued in 2020 with the development of an internal dashboard to support them in the Covid-19 related adaptation of their operations (compiling key pandemic figures and information on the HI operations’ status & vulnerabilities in relation to the pandemic), as well as by interventions on the topic of GIS and data in one of their internal seminars with field teams.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

Data protection training in humanitarian assistance for VENRO
Feb / 2020

CartONG provided a 2-day training on "Data protection in humanitarian assistance" to 13 member organizations of the German network of humanitarian and development organizations VENRO. Targetting humanitarian project and programme managers, the goals of the workshop were for the participants to:

  • obtain a good understanding of GDPR (and data protection more widely) principles applied to the humanitarian sector, as well as its stakes and opportunities
  • understand all the key concepts of data protection
  • evaluate the maturity of their own organization in terms of responsible data
  • know how to protect data along all the steps of the data cycle
  • get an overview of the tools and methods that can be used to improve data security.

. This training was followed by remote telephone coaching sessions for each of the participants.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

GIS training for SIF
Jan / 2020

CartONG conducted a 3-day GIS training to 12 members of operational departement of Secours Islamique France, in January 2020, which was funded by Le Group'.

The aim of this training was to make participants aware of the added value and challenges that mapping represents for an organization. In addition to the theoretical aspects, part of the training was dedicated to the handling of some tools such as uMap.

To know more about this activity, please read our 2020 Annual Report.

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