The latest NOMAD Mobile data collection workshop, entitled “Sensible and Secure: Humanitarian Data Collection and Management” was hosted on January 27th and 28th 2016 in Amman, Jordan. CartONG and iMMAP organized the workshop with support from Solidarités International and the generous sponsorship of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
Find the detailed program of the 2016 workshop here!
Over the course of the two-day workshop, 106 participants from forty aid organizations met at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman to discuss best practices and the merits of different digital tools for solving data collection and analysis challenges encountered in humanitarian environments. Eight companies presented their respective mobile data collection (MDC) tools, offering product demonstrations and the feedback of aid practitioners using these tools in the field.
Here is the list of mobile data collection solutions that were presented during this workshop:
The workshop also functioned as a forum for aid actors to share and brainstorm around the day-to-day obstacles they face in the field to inform how MDC tools can be improved to better operate within field conditions and better meet the needs of aid actors. Beyond addressing fundamental data collection and management needs these discussions also explored how to ensure data security, turn data into actionable knowledge, improve the visualization of data and the interoperability of multiple platforms.
The Amman NOMAD workshop included expanded participation from major aid agencies, nearly twenty additional organizations, than the previous workshop convened in Paris, France in 2013.
Quick overview of the participants: