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Webmap of CartONG missions on Mobile Data Collection

Activites recentes sur la Mobile Data Collection

Information Management needs assessment (Solidarités International)
Jan / 2018 - Dec / 2018

In 2018, CartONG conducted two challenging Information Management (IM) needs assessment missions, during which we evaluated the IM policies, processes, practices and tools implemented by the Solidarités International’s teams in response to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh as well as the Syrian crisis.

For these rapid assessments of information management needs, CartONG interviewed the key players to evaluate their expectations, fears and difficulties, and reviewed the existing documentation and processes in place for the IM tools used by the local Solidarités’ teams as well as the available IM products. As part of these missions, we also facilitated workshops and conducted a review of the key existing project documents to identify the IM needs per activity and the potential constraints related to donor requirements. The deliverables of these two needs assessments missions were a report and a list of recommendations and suggested priorities. The support provided by CartONG in the Middle East had the particularity of taking place following the launch of a new  consortium (therefore still in its infancy), and was thus mostly focused on strategic aspects; whereas the mission in Bangladesh was an opportunity to identify the capacity-building needs of the local IM team which then led to a two-week training mission on various topics such as MDC, mapping and data protection.

LTA for Mapping and IM (UNICEF) Continued
Jun / 2016 - Jun / 2018

In June 2016, following a second bidding process,  CartONG was one of the organizations (including iMMAP and MapAction) to be retained by the UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office, setting the framework to be deployed in the WCARO region to support UNICEF country operations in Information Management and Mapping.

 

Helping Handicap International with their choice of case management mobile solutions
Dec / 2016 - May / 2018

CartONG - building on the work done for Tdh on the evaluation of case management for child protection tools - helped Handicap International over a few days in 2017 by giving them an overview of the MDC solutions that could correspond to their needs for case management and helping them think through their strategy on the subject.

Following that work, CartONG conducted in 2018 a benchmarking of two case management tools to help Handicap International's HQ team in their comparison of SurveyCTO and Survey123 for different case management needs.

 

Support on the iRHIS platform (UNHCR PHS)
Mar / 2018

iRHIS (integrated Refugee Health Information System) is an open source tablet and web platform that was developed by GNUCOOP to allow health workers to electronically register and track the health status of refugees in camps, as well as guide UNHCR public health and implementing partners to rapidly detect public health problems and epidemics.

In 2018, CartONG developed two comprehensive training guides tailored to the different diverse health staff profiles comprising of data collectors and supervisors. Three in-country training were conducted on the use of the iRHIS platform for patients individual consultation data collection, online data synchronization to generate reports and the use of the automatic analysis dashboards.

In 2019, CartONG provided one in-country rollout training and a follow-up advanced training on the use of the iRHIS platform in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville respectively. In November and early December, our staff traveled to six different locations (more than 5000 km in-country!) and trained 62 health staff in how to use the system and to record the information. Additionally, our staff also conducted a follow-up on last year’s mission there, helped to update devices, offered tips and tricks and explained all the new functions. Learn more here or by reading our 2019 Annual Report.

MDC support to the Livelihoods and Energy programs (UNHCR DRS)
Mar / 2018

Since March 2018, CartONG has been providing support to the Division of Resilience and Solutions (DRS) of UNHCR, in particular for its Livelihoods and Energy programs.

In 2018, DRS undertook a comprehensive revision of the framework for monitoring the UNHCR Energy and Livelihoods programs on a global level. DRS developed mobile data collection tools which are scalable and a monitoring system that helps implement both Livelihoods and Energy activities across operations. The monitoring system is a system that allows data flow integration linking the data collected by UNHCR operations on KoboToolbox to a centralized online interactive spreadsheet for analysis and data validation before finally publishing to the program’s Livelihoods and Energy Open data platforms.

In 2018, CartONG provided timely technical guidance and support to the UNHCR DRS field operations through the following activities:

  1. Technical guidance and training: remote training through webinars and personalized follow-up calls were provided to 34 operations for Livelihood and 9 operations for Energy. In-country support was provided in both Cameroon and Sudan.
  2. Technical review of Smartphones for local procurement
  3. Review of existing procedures and tools, updating of training materials and surveys
  4. Support on data quality check, analysis and reporting: a total of 31 Livelihoods and 6 Energy Country Analysis Notes were uploaded to their respective Open Data platform.
  5. Administration of the Livelihoods and Energy Open Data platforms
  6. Data quality assessment of the open data platform
  7. Evaluation of system robustness and scaling capacity

You may learn more about checking our 2018 Annual Report.

In 2019, CartONG continued to provide technical guidance and support to the UNHCR DRS field operations through the continuation of 2018 activities and the development of new ones:

  1. Technical guidance and training: technical support and remote training to the field operations have been made. 40 operations for Livelihood and 11 operations for Energy were trained on the use of the Livelihood and Energy monitoring tools respectively
  2. Review of existing procedures and tools & update of training materials and surveys: update of the existing training materials and tools with new instructions to reflect the transition of the mobile data collection tool from Kobo Collect to ODK Collect. A total of 7 languages are now supported, PDF survey versions were also made accessible through both the Livelihoods and Energy Open Data platforms.
  3. Support on data quality check, analysis and reporting: A thorough evaluation and data quality verification of the summary reports referred to as "Country Analysis Notes" (a report summarising each operations project background and results of key impact indicators) was conducted. CartONG helped redesign the new UNHCR monitoring template, tested the problem statement automation system and provided support to focal points in 40 Livelihoods and 11 Energy operations to refill the new templates.
  4. Administration of open data platform: administration and maintenance of both Livelihoods and Energy open data platforms to ensure real-time information on global indicators, and country profiles and training resources are up to date and easily accessible.
  5. System support, maintenance, documentation and bug tracking: finalization of the monitoring system’s technical documentation which documents the entire monitoring system scripts.
  6. Integration of data protection practices: CartONG carried out a risk analysis and developed a Risk Analysis Report of Energy and Livelihoods Monitoring Tools which mapped out the risk related to data, processes, and tools within the DRS project.

Learn more by reading our 2019 Annual Report.

Data protection "quick wins" project
Jul / 2017 - Mar / 2018

CartONG has helped Tdh to support its field teams through the development of tutorials and tools to help improve the data protection practices in the field.

All of the public documentation is available on the MDC-Toolkit website. The MDC Toolkit is composed of 40 documents – created under a free license- to support the use of mobile data collection by the Tdh’s field teams as well as all the actors of the humanitarian and development sectors. The MDC Toolkit is combined with a Data Visualization Toolkit whose purpose is to help field staff improve their data visualization practices, and which may be found in the Analyze your data section of the website.

Implémentation d'un outil de suivi des parcelles agricoles
Jun / 2017 - Mar / 2018

Dans la cadre d’un projet de lutte contre la déforestation en Côte d’Ivoire, CartONG a été financé par l’AFD pour mettre en œuvre un outil de suivi des parcelles forestières et agricoles des bénéficiaires de NITIDÆ (ex-Rongead/EtcTerra) dans la région de la Mé. Ce projet a permis l’implémentation de la suite d’outils GeoPoppy, également pour la première fois, par CartONG à l’occasion d’une mission de deux semaines sur le terrain.

Au-delà de cette mise en pratique, CartONG a également été sollicité pour aider NITIDÆ à améliorer son système de Suivi-Evaluation en effectuant un diagnostic du système en place et en émettant des recommandations d’amélioration – à savoir, le cadre logique, les indicateurs utilisés, les outils de collecte de données primaires – ainsi que des procédures qui lui sont associées. A cet exercice s’est ajouté un travail plus général et assez complexe, de compilation de suggestions portant sur l’amélioration de l’accompagnement en Suivi-Evaluation que l’AFD offre à tous les partenaires qu’ils financent.

CartONG a présenté le projet et l'outil aux chefs de projet de l'AFD à Paris en janvier 2018.

Réalisation d'une étude sur les usages des NTIC dans le cadre de micro-projets de développement
Jan / 2017 - Dec / 2017

CartONG a réalisé une étude sur les usages des NTIC dans le cadre de micro-projets de développement,  comprenant un travail de recherche général sur l'utilisation des NTIC dans le domaine des micro-projets, et également une boite à outils composée de fiches Outils, Méthodes et retours d'expériences à destination des associations de solidarité internationale pour les aider à utiliser ces technologies de manière pertinente.

Accéder à l'étude et à la boite à outils ici.

Mobile Data Collection remote support hotline (Solidarités)
Jan / 2015 - Dec / 2017

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

Training on mobile data collection for SOS Faim
Feb / 2017 - Mar / 2017

For SOS Faim, CartONG did a one-week training on MDC in Mali for their field partners working in the agricultural sector.

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