Dear partners & followers,
(sorry if you already received this invitation)
As you know, the humanitarian system is generating tremendous amounts of information. Collecting timely and reliable data plays a key role in guiding strategic programming and ensuring an effective and accountable humanitarian response towards affected populations. Recently, there has been an increase in reliance on mobile data collection tools in needs assessment, programme monitoring, and other activities around the humanitarian programme cycle. Mobile tools as well as data management and visualization platforms are already enabling aid agencies with an improved and expedited understanding of humanitarian needs allowing them to design and implement quicker lifesaving responses. Nevertheless, challenges remain in safely managing large amounts of data and transforming them into digestible and useful information for operation management and programming.
Join us at the NOMAD workshop on January 27th and 28th, 2016; at the Kempinski Hotel, Amman, to discuss best practices and solutions to:
- Mobile data collection tools;
- Turn data into actionable knowledge;
- Ensure data security;
- Improve visualisation and interoperability of platforms.
Photo from the 2013 workshop (Paris)
This year’s edition will take on a field-driven approach, providing aid actors with a unique opportunity to share their day-to-day challenges. Participants will benefit from user feedback of various aid organizations (including Solidarités International and UNHCR that are supporting and sponsoring the event), hands-on demonstrations by mobile data collection solution providers, and will share the expertise of NOMAD’s consortium lead CartONG and iMMAP in implementing MDC projects.
We want this workshop to be fully interactive : you can already send us your questions & issues (we will try to tackle them during a practical Question & Answer session), offer to present the workarounds you’ve found and suggest MDC solutions you’d like to see presented at humanitarianNOMADproject@gmail.com
As usually, we also offer to the MDC solution providers the possibility to present their tools during the workshop. This is a great opportunity to present them to operational staff from various NGOs and international organizations, in a professional environment that allows direct discussions on the challenges they face and the solutions you can provide them with. Solution providers will have access to a booth and demo sessions.
You can already register at http://nomad-workshop.eventbrite.fr
The detailed agenda will be posted on the NOMAD website soon. Various organizations including DRC, Handicap International, ICRC, Save the Children, Solidarités, IRC, REACH, UNHCR, FAO and UNICEF has already confirmed their participation.
You can follow the news about the event on our Facebook page and our Twitter @humNOMAD.
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We all at NOMAD are looking forward to seeing you in Amman in January for productive and collaborative discussions and sessions!
The NOMAD team & partners