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Latest Activities for Capacity Building

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.

 

Support to FairTrade New Zealand in their first implementation of MDC
Dec / 2019 to Dec / 2020

CartONG is supporting FairTrade New Zealand in their implementation and scale-up of Mobile Data Collection in their areas of intervention.

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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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.

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.

In the framework of this partnership, the support to MHF consisted in 2020 of coaching and training the Côte d’Ivoire team on their adoption of the ONA tool for Mobile Data Collection following on the 2019 pilot mission by CartONG, working on a video to present their use of MDC, and also supporting MHF and FTI on the reflexion on their approach and capacity building in relation to data.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more in this news as well as in the 2019 Annual Report of CartONG.

 

 

Data protection training in humanitarian assistance for VENRO
Feb / 2020

CartONG provided a 2-day training on "Data protection in humanitarian assistance". Targetting humanitarian project and programme managers working with German NGOs, the goals of the workshop are 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 will be followed by remote telephone coaching.

GIS training for SIF
Jan / 2020

CartONG conducted a 3-day GIS training to the operational departement of SIF in January 2020, which was funded by Le Group'.

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