The "Strengthening CSOs' Information Management" project aims to professionalize French-speaking Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the use and implementation of methods, tools and processes related to the different stages of the data analysis chain.
Co-financed by AFD for 3 years (early 2020 - late 2022) and implemented with the support of 10 partners, this project will make it possible for CartONG to continue its work in support of the sector by promoting the pooling and dissemination of new resources, both practical (tools, tutorials, training modules, etc.) and strategic (studies, etc.) to all humanitarian and development actors.
In alphabetical order, the 10 partners of the project are:
2020 was mainly marked by the release of an ambitious and in-depth study aimed at assessing and formalizing the practices and needs of francophone CSOs in program data management which will serve as basis for the rest of the project. The study was also the subject of various restitutions (webinar, video recap, presentation to some CSOs) and numerous disseminations within CSOs’ networks.
In addition to this study, the project has allowed the co-financing and dissemination of numerous technical and methodological resources including two comparative studies of solutions and a dozen tutorials, with a reorientation of the content of some of the resources due to the pandemic and its impact on data management practices in the humanitarian and development sectors. A first day of experience sharing bringing together more than twenty CSOs was also held at the beginning of the summer and should be repeated every six months for the full duration of the project.
In 2021, many deliverables will be released including a study on the skills and profiles within CSOs in charge of data management and a self-diagnosis tool. The IM Resource Portal was launched in June 2021 as part of this project.
To know more about this project, check out our 2020 Annual Report.