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)
HALF DAY TRAINING DAY RATE
(09:00-13:00) OR (13:30-17:30)
Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & GovernmentUSD 65USD 35
Global South: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & GovernmentUSD 40
USD 20

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

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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

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

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AI Training Lab - Full Day

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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

Course Leaders:

  • Neil Sahota, Professor, University California (Irvine)
  • Leila Toplic, Global Programs Lead, NetHope
  • Steve Hellen, Director, ICT4D and GIS, Catholic Relief Services

Intended Audience: Technical Staff, Data Analysts, Engineers plus anyone with an interest in how AI can be built into programs

Requirements:

  • Intermediate computer literacy
  • Basic programming skills
  • Participants are required to bring their own laptop

Objective: To develop and build on a basic grounding of how AI/Machine Learning automation and cognitive systems and principles can be applied to solve problems.

Agenda:

  • Introduction to AI/Machine learning: models, methods and applications
  • Implementation
  • Programming languages
  • Neural Nets: design and training
  • Designing self-teaching systems than learn from complex datasets

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CommCare for Non Technical Staff – Half Day

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Half Day, Friday, May 3, 2019 from 13:30-17:30

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $35
Global South: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $20

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

Course Leaders: Dimagi

Intended Audience: Staff with basic computer literacy from NGOs, IGOs, funding organizations, research institutions, and government agencies.

Requirements:

  • Participants are required to bring their own laptop and Android Device (phone or tablet)
  • A basic computer literacy is required and statistics

Learning Objectives: Hands-on training on CommCare HQ Form Builder and Report builder

CommCare (www.commcarehq.org) is Dimagi’s open source, mobile platform for frontline workers that enables anyone to build mobile apps for data collection.

The workshop is to walk through the basics of what is needed to plan and implement CommCare; how to use these freely available online tools; and learn about other use cases and common challenges.
CommCare has been deployed in 25 countries and is used by thousands of community workers to track and support their clients with registration forms, checklists, SMS reminders, and audio and video messages. This leads to better data collection, reporting, management, community education, and community-level service provision.

Agenda

  • Introduction to CommCare and its applications
  • How are organizations commonly using CommCare
  • Understanding the basics of HQ Form Builder and Report builder
  • Best practice for implementation, including lessons learned from real-life use cases
  • Q&A sessions with participants wanting more direct support

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DHIS2: Intermediate to Advanced – Full day

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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

 

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Developing a Digital Learning Strategy: Lessons from the Financial Inclusion Sector – Half Day

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Half Day, Friday, May 3, 2019 from 9:00-13:00

 

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $35
Global South: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $20

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

Course Leaders:

  • Josephine Waithira Kibe, Market Development Officer, CGAP
  • Thomas Sinclair, Project Lead, CGAP

Intended audience:
Development practitioners interested in developing a sustainable digital learning strategy and business model

Requirements/Preparation:
Come prepared with a training need area or content that you would like to digitize in your organization. Think about who the audience is for the training and their value proposition to undertake online learning. Reflect on the key resources, activities and partnerships necessary for digitization and the cost structure associated with digitization of the content

Learning objectives
To understand the components of a digital learning strategy and how to develop the strategy into a potential business model

We will use a business/learning canvas to:

  • Discuss the value proposition of digital learning
  • Identify necessary partners both internal and external to your organization
  • Discuss the digital learning market: customer segments and channels to reach them
  • Evaluate key activities and resources, risks, and strategies for risk mitigation.
  • Discuss financial models: Revenue, pricing, sales, and content- and platform development costs.

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Data Protection and Security – Full Day

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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
  • Antoine Karam, Data Protection and Information Security Advisor, 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

 

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ICT4D Mapathon! - Half Day

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Half Day, Friday, May 3, 2019 from 9:00-13:00

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $35
Global South: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $20

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

Course Leader: Tyler Radford, Executive Director, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Teams

Intended audience:

  • Program managers interested in incorporating free/easy to use maps & geospatial data in their programs
    GIS, data, and information management specialists
  • Private sector CSR and philanthropy managers interested in employee volunteering opportunities
  • Anyone with an interest in data and maps!

Requirements:

  • Bring a laptop and mouse

Learning objectives:
Participants will explore and obtain hands-on experience in using web-based OpenStreetMap editing tools for creating map data from satellite imagery. Participants will learn to create basic data such as buildings, roads, land use, and basic infrastructure in areas where this data is missing, using the Missing Maps approach. By the end of the mapathon, participants will be able to employ the approach for generating missing map data in geographic areas of interest for their organization's programs, and learn how to organize similar volunteering events in the future in their countries.

OpenStreetMap is the free and open map of the world used by humanitarians and development practitioners worldwide. More than one million contributors have made hundreds of millions of edits to the map since 2005. In this OpenStreetMap "Mapathon", participants will join together in using OpenStreetMap for humanitarian response and toward achievement of the SDGs, mapping an area of the world using their own laptops and web-based OSM tools. Data generated will contribute to a real-world development program or natural disaster response. We'll briefly discuss how data generated by citizen contributors can be used to monitor & meet SDGs.
The session will begin with a brief overview and introduction to open mapping and the Missing Maps project followed by a 20-30 minute training in using OpenStreetMap editing tools.

Participants will map together and have an opportunity to ask questions as part of an interactive, experiential learning process.

We'll provide an overview of how to utilize OSM data outside of OSM and in other GIS tools for more technical participants.

Participants will also hear real-world examples of how OSM is being used in Uganda for the refugee response, Ebola preparedness, and disaster management.

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Localization and Adaptation of Technology - Half Day

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Half Day, Friday, May 3, 2019 from 13:30-17:30

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $35
Global South: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $20

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

Course Leader: Shabina Quraishi, ZMQ

Intended audience:
Technical and program managers, ICT and data experts, technical advisors, senior managers and content experts

Requirements:

  • Participants should have basic computer and mobile literacy
  • Should be ready to partner in the groups for doing in-workshop exercises in teams

Learning Objectives:
The participants will receive a detailed overview on principals of technology localization and adaptation. They will understand how the solutions need to be localized in the following workshop segments:

  • Selection of Technology
  • Adaptation of Technology for users (end user or CHWs, Staff etc)
  • Adaptation of local technical needs: for example - Immunization registers adaptation
  • Content, language and contextual localization;
  • and finally participants will work in small groups for the following hands-on team based exercises:
    1. Adapting a Digital Game on TB, De-worming etc;
    2. Adapting a Digital Training Tool for Health Workers;
    3. Adapting a Health Tool-kit such as MIRA and ACTS for Patients;
    4. Adapting digital health stories.

Teams will present their adapted versions to the workshop group.

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

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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:

  • 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.

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