CartONG co-organized with iMMAP the NOMAD workshop 2013 entitled “Linking Humanitarian Organizations with Mobile Data Collection Tool Providers”, with the aim of connecting Mobile Data Collection solution providers with humanitarian organizations. The event took place from the 13th to the 15th of May 2013 and was hosted by the French Space Agency (CNES) Headquarters in Paris.
The proliferation of mobile and tablet applications for collecting, storing and sorting data faster, cheaper and with greater accuracy is already enabling aid agencies to deliver demonstrably life saving improvements in assistance. One of the missions of CartONG is to help spread new efficient technologies to humanitarian organizations in order to improve the global efficiency of aid.
Take a look at the agenda here.
During two and a half days, the CartONG team with our partners from iMMAP France have welcomed more than 70 participants from 20 countries to help spread state-of-the-art technologies of mobile detection in the humanitarian field. 10 solution providers were there to present - plus 3 presenting remotely - and conduct demonstrations on their tools, and several organizations using mobile data collection also presented feedback on their uses and the challenges they've faced and overcome.
Mobile data collections featured at the workshop:
The workshop has allowed the participants not only to discover new solutions and ask their questions directly to the developers, but also to exchange on the evolutions of Mobile Data Collection and to induce new partnerships.
The workshop was also the occasion to present the brand-new NOMAD online assistant selection tool, which allows humanitarian workers to compare Mobile Data Collection solutions, with a wizard finding them the solution more suited to their needs. More information here.
Many thanks to the French Space Agency (CNES) that hosted us in their offices in Paris, and to all the speakers and participants!
Quick overview of the participants: