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 (MDC) tools
- Turn data into actionable knowledge;
- Ensure data security;
- Improve visualisation and interoperability of platforms;
NOMAD is a groundbreaking project that links charities and aid agencies with the latest in mobile data collection solutions using a free online wizard. NOMAD can also deploy experienced humanitarians to help implement or train people on how to use these solutions.
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 send your questions & issues (we will try to tackle them during a practical Question & Answer session), as well as offer to present the workarounds you’ve found and suggest MDC solutions you’d like to see presented, to HumanitarianNOMADproject@gmail.com
You can already register on this page: http://nomad-workshop.eventbrite.fr
The full agenda and other details will be posted soon.
We all at NOMAD are looking forward to seeing you in Amman in January for productive and collaborative discussions and sessions!