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Webmap of CartONG missions on Capacity Building

Activites recentes sur la Capacity Building

Evaluation of the mapping needs of the permanent secretariat for NGOs (SPONG) of Central African Republic
Jun / 2019 - Jul / 2019

CartONG did an evaluation of the mapping and database needs of the permanent secretariat for NGOs (SPONG) of Central African Republic, on behalf of the Bioforce training institute. This project aimed at producing an assessment report which included a needs assessment, analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the current system in place at the SPONG, secondary data mining, technical scenario options, and a capacity building plan. Two maps were also produced to support the SPONG.

Supporting the development of a GIS platform (EPFL)
Jun / 2019

CartONG was contacted in June 2019 by the Cooperation & Development Center of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) to support the development of a GIS platform for local authorities in Argentina that EPFL was counselling. We provided mentoring on how to build the project requirements, identify risks and chose contractors, via two brainstorming workshops.

Learn more by reading our 2019 Annual Report.

Aug / 2018 - May / 2019

« EducAuRA objectif 2030 » est un projet mis en œuvre en partenariat avec l’association d’éducation populaire « Les Petits Débrouillards » visant à sensibiliser les citoyens d’Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et à susciter leur engagement pour contribuer à l’atteinte des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) à échéance 2030. Au total, 11 ODD doivent être traités dans le cadre de diverses activités menées dans toute la région.

En 2018, nous avons participé à 2 festivals et organisé 4 activités pour des publics jeunes, 2 mapathons et 1 conférence lors du Forum GeOnG 2018.

Ce projet est mis en œuvre avec le soutien de différents partenaires régionaux : RCF Savoie et plusieurs structures associatives locales pour la jeunesse. Pour en savoir plus, lisez articles ici et ici, ou consultez notre Rapport d'Activités 2018.

Cartographie collaborative et formation OSM & MDC en soutien à un projet d'amélioration urbaine du quartier non loti de Boassa (Burkina Faso)
Feb / 2019 - Mar / 2019

CartONG a apporté un appui technique en cartographie et collecte de données à l'ONG locale YAAM Solidarité (association spécialisée dans la reconstruction de l'habitat à partir de matériaux locaux) dans le cadre d'un projet d'amélioration urbaine à Boassa - un quartier non loti situé à la périphérie de Ouagadougou.

Notre support technique a consisté en 2 phases principales :

1- création d'une carte de base de la zone à l'aide de la plateforme OpenStreetMap et du crowdsourcing

2- la collecte de données sur le terrain au moyen de solutions technologiques pratiques et faciles d'utilisation et d'une approche inclusive (incluant des ateliers de formation sur OsmAnd, OSM et Kobo Toolbox).

L'idée était de faciliter la réutilisation des cartes et des données et d'assurer leur durabilité à moyen et long terme. Les bénévoles de CartONG ont largement contribué au succès de cette mission, grâce au travail de cartographie effectué avant le déploiement au Burkina-Faso, ainsi que la communauté locale OSM qui a apporté un soutien essentiel sur le terrain.

Pour découvrir l'ensemble du projet, lisez notre actualité sur le sujet !

MDC awareness-raising session for AFD
Dec / 2018

In 2018, a one-day awareness raising session was organized for AFD's Evaluation and Capitalisation division and Crisis and Conflict division on Mobile Data Collection. The session covered both an overview of the tools available and examples of the different types of use cases, but also a presentation of all the stakes that mobile data collection can represent in the development sector.

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.

Information Management support for ACF France
Jan / 2018 - Dec / 2018

CartONG provided various Information Management support to Action Contre la Faim France in 2018. Our main support was dedicated to their Afghanistan mission where we deployed an expert for 3 weeks in October. The mission aimed at providing Information Management support to the team based in Kabul regarding digitization of some nutrition processes, data visualization with Business Intelligence tools, training sessions on various tools (Excel, Kobo, Sphinx and Power BI) and support on their data protection practices. Check out an example of the tools developed during the mission: a complaints and feedback mechanism dashboard built on Power BI.

In 2018, we also provided remote support to ACF France on Mobile data collection for their Nepal field operation, as well as gave a day of introduction to Geographical Information Systems during one of their regional training workshops in Dakar.

Building a Data Collaborative to support SDGs on Health and WASH in Malawi and DRC
Sep / 2017 - Oct / 2018

Eradicating poverty is hampered by unreliable or non-existent data and the lack of skills and incentives to use it. The Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) addresses this challenge by improving the effective use of data, filling key data gaps, harmonizing data specifications and architectures, expanding data literacy and capacity, increasing openness and leverage of existing data and mobilizing political will and resources. The GPSDD funded project “Building a Data Collaborative” sets out to do so in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Malawi and seeks to enable better targeted action towards reaching the health and WASH SDG targets.


The consortium

The Netherlands Red Cross is with its humanitarian data initiative 510 one of the front runners in promoting the use of data in the Red Cross movement. NLRC is the overall project manager, implementer in Malawi with the Malawi Red Cross and is responsible for the methodology, technical support and M&E.

CartONG is a French NGO supporting humanitarian and development actors with information management and data analysis, and promoting data sharing. CartONG works together with DRC’s OpenStreetMap community and Médecins Sans Frontières-Switzerland in DRC.


This project will create a Data Collaborative, a semi-formal, long term collaboration, that brings volunteer & technical communities (VTCs) and in particular OpenStreetMap communities, humanitarian and development organizations together with National Statistics Offices, businesses, and other civil society organizations.

The Data Collaborative will:

  • Identify and address legal, technical and commercial barriers to data sharing.
  • Raise awareness and build capacity of key stakeholders.
  • Map currently available geospatial data on WASH & health SDG indicators, and identify gaps.
  • Review data curation and dissemination platforms, develop workflows on data migration to/from them.
  • Build tools and trainings on data visualization to make the data actionable to decision makers.

Simultaneously, the project will pilot a new methodology to monitor a specific set of SDGs indicators, (3.3; 3.8; 6.1; 6.2). The pilots in both DRC and Malawi will combine official with non-official data. This includes field mapping and remote, crowdsourced data collection (through the Missing Maps workflow).

To learn more about this data collaborative project and its lessons learned, check out the detailed news that was published following the end of the project.

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.


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.

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