ICT4D Training Day

The post-Conference ICT4D Training Day on May 3, 2019, will offer different workshop sessions on technical and professional skills.

These hands-on and interactive practical sessions offer a better understanding on how to get more out of ICT4D tools and what makes their implementation and application more successful; or improve your innovation and partnership skills for establishing or strengthening Ugandan ICT4D projects or better human-centred design in general. You will be able to discuss your questions or challenges with expert workshop leaders and your peers. Workshop spaces are capped at max 40 participants.

Training Day fees are listed in USD ($) and payment can only be made in USD ($) through PayPal, debit card or credit card.

See below for categories and associated rates.

FULL DAY TRAINING DAY RATE
(09:00-16:00)
Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & GovernmentUSD 65
Global South: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & GovernmentUSD 40

Global South: If you wish to register with the Global South discount for low/lower middle-income countries, please refer to the official World Bank website for a list of countries that qualify. Only those organizations founded and headquartered in a Global South country are eligible for those rates. International businesses and iNGOs are excluded from those rates regardless of their location.

 

Advanced CommCare Training - Full Day

Register in person at the cash/card desk located in the Victoria Ballroom Foyer

Full Day, Friday, May 3, 2019 from 9:00-16:00

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $65
Global South: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $40

Location: Speke Resort Munyonyo, Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda

Course Leaders: Dimagi

 

Draft agenda - may be subject to change.

Intended Audience: Technical Staff (ICT and data experts, technical advisors)

Requirements:

  • Participants are required to bring their own laptop and Android Device (phone or tablet)
  • Previous experience with the use of CommCare is required
  • For Advanced CommCare Training participants will be required to complete a one hour CommCare course ahead of the workshop session.

Learning Objectives:
This workshop aims to improve participants’ ability to use Dimagi’s CommCare platform more effectively. The focus is on building on participant's knowledge of CommCare and developing advanced technical skills needed to deploy and maintain highly-tailored mobile programs.

This is a very interactive training course aimed at participants with previous CommCare experience to learn how to improve case management using advanced features, and more detailed reporting and data exporting.

Agenda

  • Improving CommCare users’ technical skills across three main areas:
  1. App building skills - including advanced technical skills
  2. Device Management - installing, updating, and troubleshooting applications
  3. Project Management - utilizing reports, exports, supervision tools, dashboards, SMS for performance improvement, etc
  • Exchange of best practices and lessons learned with participants from other CommCare projects
    A session with participants wanting more direct support

Register in person at the cash/card desk located in the Victoria Ballroom Foyer

AI for Good Workshop: Turning a Concept into an Actionable Plan - Full Day

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FULL DAY, FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 FROM 9:00-14:00

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $65

Global South: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $40

Course Leaders:

  • Neil Sahota, Professor, University of California (Irvine)
  • Leila Toplic, Lead for the Emerging Technologies Working Group, NetHope
  • Steve Hellen, Director of ICT4D, Catholic Relief Services

 

Intended Audience: Teams of 2-3 from an organization that represents technology and program roles

Pre-Requisites:

  • Basic understanding of high-level Artificial Intelligence (AI) concepts and applications to the humanitarian and international development sectors (don’t worry if this is new, we’ll provide material to get up to speed beforehand)
  • Some knowledge of a current or upcoming field program in your organization that may have benefit from AI or Machine Learning. Please see this McKinsey study (exhibit 5 on page 11) for background on AI capabilities and examples of use cases.

 

Objectives:

  • Learn how to incorporate AI into your programs.
  • De-mystify artificial intelligence concepts and learn about current applications of AI in the international relief/development sector.
  • Participants will receive expert input to develop a useable plan of action to bring AI to one of their current programs as well as a reusable framework that can be applied to future problems/initiatives.

Agenda:

  • AI primer of key concepts and introduce use cases to build awareness of possibilities
  • Provide a framework on how to define an AI solution opportunity and pursue it through development.
  • Examine a case study to deconstruct an AI application from how the problem was defined through to deployment
  • Identify an AI use case for each participant team, frame the problem, identify data needs, domain expertise and a plan of action
  • Pitch the AI concept to participants and subject matter experts for feedback and refinement

 

Register in person at the cash/card desk located in the Victoria Ballroom Foyer

DHIS2: Intermediate to Advanced – Full day

Register in person at the cash/card desk located in the Victoria Ballroom Foyer

Full Day, Friday, May 3, 2019 from 9:00-16:00

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $65
Global South: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $40

Location: Speke Resort Munyonyo, Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda

Course Leader: Blake Hansen, Projects Implementation Manager, BAO Systems

Intended Audience: The morning session is an introduction to DHIS2, with no prior knowledge necessary. The afternoon session is open to all but, as an intermediate session, attendees with no prior DHIS2 knowledge will benefit from attending the morning session.

  • Program managers and decision-makers
  • ICT and data experts
  • Technical advisors
  • Senior managers

Requirements:

  • Participants are required to bring their own laptop to both sessions
  • A basic computer literacy is required and statistics; public health knowledge is recommended
  • Afternoon attendees should bring, optionally, an Android device (mobile/tablet) to take advantage of the mobile component
  • Downloading the new DHIS2 android app in advance of the afternoon session will be of benefit

Learning Objectives:
During the morning session, the participant will receive a high-level introduction to DHIS 2 for data collection, visualization and information use. Implementation of the DHIS2 solution - outlining considerations from change management to training - will also be considered. Participants will discuss real life applications and be challenged to apply the model to their own context to understand when and how DHIS 2 could be of benefit.

In the afternoon session, the tracker (individual tracking) data model will be demonstrated in greater detail, with specific reference to the latest developments in the most recent DHIS2 releases from versions 2.31+. The new DHIS2 android mobile capture app will be showcased and participants will have the opportunity to create their own basic tracker program for mobile data capture. Participants will find the afternoon session challenging, so prior DHIS2 knowledge is encouraged.

DHIS2 is an integrated open source software platform that provides functionality for data capture, validation, and visualization (GIS, charts and pivot tables) for health information systems, through the web and over mobile applications linked to a web server. DHIS2 has been implemented in more than 46 countries and many iNGOs to help track their progress towards public health and donor targets and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. More recently, use cases outside health in extractives, forestry, livelihoods, advocacy and education have emerged.

This workshop will be split into two sessions: the morning, which will introduce DHIS 2 and its key features, including its conceptual model, and use for visualisation and sharing of data to monitor key indicators and progress towards targets; and an afternoon session, highlighting advances in the tracker (entity-tracking) data model and android data capture, with hands-on configuration experience to build a tracker program for mobile data collection.

  • Discover use cases of DHIS2 outside the health sector
  • Consider what makes a DHIS2 implementation successful
  • Engage in a hands-on activities exploring data visualisation (tables, charts, maps and dashboards)
  • Explore the next generation of DHIS2 tracker and android developments and the roadmap for the future
  • Design your own simple tracker program for mobile data capture within your context DHI

 

Register in person at the cash/card desk located in the Victoria Ballroom Foyer

SOLD OUT - Data Protection and Security – Full Day

Full Day, Friday, May 3, 2019 from 9:00-16:00

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $65
Global South: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $40

Location: Speke Resort Munyonyo, Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda
Course Leaders:

  • Ali El Benni, Senior Manager, Data Protection and Information Security, Catholic Relief Services
  • Mac Esmilla, Information Security and Data Protection Services, World Vision International

Intended Audience:

  • Management personnel (Program, Project, Operations, Grants, etc.)
  • ICT professionals
  • Data experts
  • Data Protection experts
  • Legal counsel
  • Technical advisors

Requirements:

  • Participants are required to bring their own laptop
  • A basic computer literacy is required

Learning Objectives:

  • The participants will receive overview and basic understanding of data protection rights and responsibilities in line with the data protection principles, laws, and donor regulations.
  • By presenting and discussing real use cases, the attendees will gain better understanding to when and how they best protect their organizations’ and constituents’ data.
  • Through an exercise of the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), they will know how to ascertain current compliance status in their respective programs and have a clear view of risks areas that need immediate action. Public, private and humanitarian aid organizations collect and process personal information for any number of legitimate purposes. The consequences for failing to protect this data can be very serious and could put these organization beneficiaries, partners, staff and donors at risk. These organizations must take steps to ensure that any personal information in their possession remains secure, and that their employees understand these safeguards and how to detect and prevent potential threats, as well as ensure data privacy.
  • Through this interactive workshop participants will engage with each other and learn more about data protection and privacy. The event will introduce and promote the best practices necessary to protect and safeguard data for humanitarian aid organizations and provide a forum for discussing the current challenges and potential ways to address the privacy, protection and responsible use of data. The workshop will be divided into 2 sessions:
  • Morning session: provides interactive presentation and information sharing (Definitions, Rights and Risks, Principles of Data Protection, Privacy by Design, etc.)
  • Afternoon session: consists of case study and hands on Data Flow Mapping, Privacy Impact Assessment and risk management

 

SOLD OUT - Putting People First: Practical Methods For Designing For and With Users at Every Stage

Full Day, Friday, May 3, 2019 from 9:00-16:00

Location: Speke Resort Munyonyo, Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda

Course Leaders:

  • Hillary Eason, Manager, Knowledge, Information, and Technology, Chemonics
  • Dr. Heiko Hornung, Director of Digital Solutions, D-Tree International

Intended Audience:

  • Program managers and technical specialists
  • Attendees from NGOs, governments, private-sector implementers, and donors are all encouraged to attend

Requirements:

  • Basic tech literacy is encouraged but not required
  • Practitioners with all levels of design experience are welcome - no prior familiarity with human-centered design is necessary
  • Participants should bring their own laptop and note-taking supplies

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn a variety of user research and co-creation tools that can be used to identify and implement appropriate and sustainable technology in the development context.
Participants will be able to match and adapt different tools and approaches to different contextual needs.

Abstract:

For technology-enabled solutions to work, they need to take into account the needs of end users and other stakeholders. But how can time and resource-strapped practitioners actually make sure that this happens? This interactive, full-day workshop will provide participants with tools and methods they can adapt to their own work and use throughout the project lifecycle to understand the needs of users and collaboratively develop sustainable solutions.

Using the human-centered design approach as an overarching framework, participants will be introduced to a wide variety of user research and co-creation approaches that can be used at different stages of the design process. The workshop will look at how participants can identify the most appropriate tools for different contexts and sectors of development, adapt differing research methods to work within a variety of constraints, and improve their own ability to effectively gather knowledge from and collaborate with stakeholders and users with different perspectives.

Making the Principles for Digital Development Work for You: new tools to improve your programs and work

Please note: Attendance at this session is by invitation only.

Course Leader: Allana Nelson, Digital Impact Alliance

Co-facilitators: Matt Haiken and Claudine Lim, Digital Impact Alliance

 

Over the last year, DIAL has undertaken the creation of a new suite of tools and resource documents to help digital development practitioners better utilize the Principles for Digital Development in their work.

These include:

• Digital Principles 101 training course

• Program and grant proposal evaluation matrix (""Maturity Matrix"") • Principles x SDG Framework

• Quick reference one-pagers for project management

• Self-study guides on relevant and emergent digital development topics

 

At this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to engage with these new tools and learn how they can be applied directly to their work. They will also receive training on how to share the Digital Principles with colleagues and associates and will learn how to better incorporate the Digital Principles into their organization’s processes for more effective program management.

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