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Activites recentes sur la Mobile Data Collection

Support to FairTrade Africa in their first implementation of MDC
Aug / 2019 - Dec / 2019

CartONG, through the request of Max Havelaar France, is supporting FairTrade Africa in their implementation of Mobile Data Collection for the follow up of their cocoa cooperatives in Cote d'Ivoire.

Diagnostic, conception et mise en oeuvre d'un système pilote de gestion de l'information pour le consortium RESILAC mise en oeuvre par ACF, Care et le Groupe URD dans le bassin du lac Tchad
Apr / 2019 - Dec / 2019

Le projet et consortium RESILAC "Redressement Economique et Social Inclusif du Lac Tchad" a identifié au cours de sa phase d’amorçage le besoin d’améliorer la gestion de son information (également appelé Information Management ou IM en anglais). CartONG accompagne le Groupe URD en charge du "Système de suivi et d’évaluation des réalisations" sur la composante gestion de l'information.

Ainsi CartONG :

  1. réalise un diagnostic en gestion de l'information (toutes technologiques condonfus) afin de formaliser les besoins des parties prenantes, identifier les contraintes et opportunités existantes et proposer des scénarios de solutions
  2. déployera certaines recommandations formulées à l’issu du diagnostic (et par la suite formalisé sous forme de plan d’action et plan de renforcement) sur un ou deux sites pilotes pour tester leur pertinence, avant d’envisager leurs éventuelles déploiements à l’échelle du projet.
  3. assurera la montée en compétences des équipes concernées dans le(s) site(s) pilote(s).
MDC Lessons Learned paper co-produced with Tdh
Nov / 2018 - Aug / 2019

Written by CartONG, this paper reflects on five years of experience gained by Terre des hommes implementing MDC projects in its countries of operation worldwide. Its principle aim is to help field operations make the best use of MDC in their programs by summarizing the key lessons learned throughout these 5 years of MDC roll-out. It builds both on the institutional knowledge acquired over the years as well as on the experiences shared by three delegations (Iraq, Mali and Nepal) - deliberately different in terms of size, volume of operations, and types of interventions. This Lessons Learned paper also summarizes the path taken by the organization to scale up MDC over the years and the uses to which MDC is put, both by Tdh and by the wider humanitarian community. Lastly, it also details both Tdh and CartONG’s vision for MDC in the coming years.

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 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.

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.

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.

 

Helping Handicap International with their choice of case management mobile solutions
Dec / 2016 - May / 2018

CartONG - building on the work done for Tdh on the evaluation of case management for child protection tools - helped Handicap International over a few days in 2017 by giving them an overview of the MDC solutions that could correspond to their needs for case management and helping them think through their strategy on the subject.

Following that work, CartONG conducted in 2018 a benchmarking of two case management tools to help Handicap International's HQ team in their comparison of SurveyCTO and Survey123 for different case management needs.

 

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.

 

 

MDC support to the Livelihoods and Energy programs (UNHCR DRS)
Mar / 2018

Since March 2018, CartONG has been providing support to the Division of Resilience and Solutions (DRS) of UNHCR, in particular for its Livelihoods and Energy programs.

In 2018, DRS undertook a comprehensive revision of the framework for monitoring the UNHCR Energy and Livelihoods programs on a global level. DRS developed mobile data collection tools which are scalable and a monitoring system that helps implement both Livelihoods and Energy activities across operations. The monitoring system is a system that allows data flow integration linking the data collected by UNHCR operations on KoboToolbox to a centralized online interactive spreadsheet for analysis and data validation before finally publishing to the program’s Livelihoods and Energy Open data platforms.

In 2018, CartONG provided timely technical guidance and support to the UNHCR DRS field operations through the following activities:

  1. Technical guidance and training: remote training through webinars and personalized follow-up calls were provided to 34 operations for Livelihood and 9 operations for Energy. In-country support was provided in both Cameroon and Sudan.
  2. Technical review of Smartphones for local procurement
  3. Review of existing procedures and tools, updating of training materials and surveys
  4. Support on data quality check, analysis and reporting: a total of 31 Livelihoods and 6 Energy Country Analysis Notes were uploaded to their respective Open Data platform.
  5. Administration of the Livelihoods and Energy Open Data platforms
  6. Data quality assessment of the open data platform
  7. Evaluation of system robustness and scaling capacity

You may learn more about checking our 2018 Annual Report.

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