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Latest Activities for Capacity Building

Scientific impact evaluation of the PRIQH2 project implemented by the Tunisian Rehabilitation and Urban Renovation Agency
Jan / 2019 to Dec / 2022

CartONG is participating, on behalf of the French Development Agency, to the scientific impact evaluation of the PRIQH2 project implemented by the Tunisian Rehabilitation and Urban Renovation Agency (ARRU). This evaluation is co-lead by the United Nations University and BJKA consulting. CartONG brings its expertise in GIS and spatial analysis of urban evolution to the table.

Diagnosis, design and implementation of a pilot information management system for the RESILAC consortium implemented by ACF, Care and Groupe URD in the Lake Chad basin
Apr / 2019 to Dec / 2019

The RESILAC (Inclusive Economic and Social Recovery of Lake Chad) project and consortium identified during its start-up phase the need to improve the management of its information (also called Information Management or IM). CartONG is supporting Groupe URD in charge of the operational M&E system (système de suivi et d'évaluation des réalisations) on the information management component.

To this end, CartONG :

  1. is carrying out an information management diagnosis (all technologies combined) in order to formalize the needs of stakeholders, identify existing constraints and opportunities and propose solution scenarios
  2. will implement some of the recommendations made at the end of the diagnosis (and subsequently formalized in the form of an action and reinforcement plan) on one or two pilot sites to test their relevance, before considering their possible deployment at the project level.
  3. will ensure the skills development of the teams concerned in the pilot site(s).
Support of CARE Haiti on participatory mapping methodologies
Apr / 2019 to Aug / 2019

CartONG supported CARE's team in Jeremie, Haiti, as part of the "Vil nou pi si pou fanm yo" ("Our city is safer for women") project, an initiative funded by UN Women to identify and map unsafe or high-risk places for gender-based violence in 7 neighborhoods of the city of Jeremie, using a co-construction approach with youth and women communities living in these target districts.

Within the framework of this project, CartONG's role was to provide support in participatory mapping, first as part of a two-week field mission in Haiti, then as part of a post-mission remote follow-up to CARE's team in Jérémie. To this end, CartONG developed a methodology of participatory mapping workshops adapted to the specific needs of the project centered around the uMap tool.

The maps produced as part of this project are intended to be used as awareness-raising tools for Jeremie's security and justice stakeholders, as well as on a larger scale, for all the city's youth and women's communities.

EducAuRA
Aug / 2018 to May / 2019

« EducAuRA objective 2030 » is a project implemented in partnership with the association “Les Petits Débrouillards” aimed at raising awareness among the citizens of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and to encourage them to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Multiple activities will be offered to children, adolescents and adults, including workshops around the themes of living together (“Reducing inequalities” SDG) and the preservation of natural resources (“Measure to combat climate change” SGD). The project is also built around activities for the general public organized at the occasion of international solidarity days, as wellas mapathons, conferences-debates, interviews of humanitarian staffs, and public exhibitions. A total of 11 SDGs will be addressed through these various activities spread accross the region.

This project will be implemented with the support of different regional partners: RCF Savoie, Les Ateliers de la rétine, and regional associative structures for youth.

 

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

Approach

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).

LTA for Mapping and IM (UNICEF) Continued
Jun / 2016 to 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.

 

Data protection "quick wins" project
Jul / 2017 to 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.

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