ICT4D Training Day Registration

The post-Conference ICT4D Training Day on April 24, 2020 features full day workshop sessions on different technical and professional skills.

These hands-on and interactive practical sessions complement and build on your learning from the main ICT4D Conference to help you get more out of digital tools, themes and technologies. Workshop leaders may send you materials ahead of the sessions to help you prepare. During the training sessions you will be able to discuss your questions or challenges with expert workshop leaders and your peers.

Please check individual session descriptions on the tabs below to help you decide which one is best for you. Workshop spaces are capped at a maximum of 30 participants. All sessions are separately bookable.

 

Privacy by Design

Full Day, Friday, April 24, 2020 from 9:00-16:00 approx

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $75

Low/Low Middle Income Country Discount: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $55

Book now for Privacy by Design

Location: The Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Course Leaders:

  • Allana Nelson, Director, Principles for Digital Development at Digital Impact Alliance
  • Ali El Benni, Senior Manager, Data Protection and Information Security at Catholic Relief Services
  • JT Jacoby, Chief Information Security Officer at International Rescue Committee
  • Rakesh Bharania, Director of Humanitarian Impact Data at SalesForce.org

 

Audience:
Management personnel (Program, Project, Operations, Grants, etc.)
ICT and ICT4D professionals
Data experts
Data Protection experts
Legal counselorTechnical 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 Privacy by design
  • Learn how to design for privacy and data protection
  • Understand how privacy-enhancing technologies can be used to reduce privacy risks
  • Learn how to identify the privacy issues that can arise with new ICT4D systems or services
  • Get the knowledge and ability to secure and protect digital data
  • Benefit from the resources they will receive at the workshop so they can continue to learn and apply

 

Abstract:

The design and implementation of privacy requirements in systems is a difficult problem and requires the translation of complex social, legal and ethical concerns into systems requirements. The concept of “privacy by design” has been proposed to serve as a guideline on how to address these concerns.

 

Through this interactive workshop participants will engage with each other and learn more about Privacy Engineering principles that can be applied from the onset of systems development to mitigate privacy concerns and achieve compliance with Responsible Data considerations.

 

The workshop will be divided into 2 sessions:

    • Morning session: provides interactive presentation and information sharing on: Privacy by design definition, Privacy compared to Security, Humanitarian ethics and privacy, digital dignity, 7 Principles of Privacy by Design, etc.).
    • Afternoon session: consists of case study and hands on Privacy by Design.

     

    Book now for Privacy by Design

Your Data Journey – How to Use Data and Data Science for Impact

Full Day, Friday, April 24, 2020 from 9:00-16:00 approx

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $75

Low/Low Middle Income Country Discount: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $55

Book now for the Your Data Journey – How to Use Data and Data Science for Impact Workshop

Location: The Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Course Leader: 

Hazem Mahmoud, Data Solutions Architect, Cloudera Foundation

Audience:
Anyone working within a data-driven program is encouraged to sign up. The workshop will highly benefit program managers, IT managers, data architects, data engineers, data scientists, and executives who are guiding the strategy and vision of data projects.

Requirements:
Preworkshop preparation materials and instructions will be provided to you from the Cloudera Foundation upon registration for this workshop.

Laptop recommended, although not required.

Level:
Moderately technical

Objective:
This workshop will help attendees better understand their data journey, address key issues and overcome obstacles. Participants will learn from each other and consult with expert data engineers and scientists to work through specific challenges.

Are you and your organization achieving the impact you envisioned for your data? If your answer is not a resounding “Yes!”, this full-day workshop could help you figure out why – and more importantly, how to get there. The training session will begin with a deep dive into each of the key phases in an organization’s data journey: from data collection to ingestion to analysis (including machine learning and artificial intelligence) to visualization. This exploration will be led by data scientists, engineers and strategists with years of experience and in-depth technical knowledge.

The second half of the training session is all about you. Attendees are encouraged to bring their real-world challenges, then self select into different working groups led by subject-matter experts for more targeted problem-solving and experience-sharing.. Participants will leave this interactive workshop armed with best practices and a roadmap toward a practical solution they can implement.

 

Book now for the Your Data Journey – How to Use Data and Data Science for Impact Workshop

 

Introduction to the Agriculture Value Chain Toolkit

Full Day, Friday, April 24, 2020 from 9:00-16:00 approx

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $75

Low/Low Middle Income Country Discount: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $55

Book now for the Introduction to the Value Chain Toolkit

Location: The Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Course Leaders:

  • Shaun Ferris, Director of Agriculture, CRS
  • Dan Barthmaier, Senior Technical Advisor, Value Chains and Market Engagement, CRS

Audience:
Management personnel (Program, Project, Operations, Grants, etc.)
Agriculture Technical Advisors

Value chain program managers

 

Requirements:
Participants are required to bring their own laptop

Basic computer literacy is required

Pre-reading of value chain case studies is required

Learning Objectives:

The participants will:

Become literate about value chain terminology and definitions

Become familiar with value chain assessment tools

Using specific case studies, learn how to design a value chain map and upgrading strategy

Abstract:

In order for agriculture to serve as a viable pathway to prosperity for the poor, smallholder farmers need to become commercially viable. This requires the development community to modernize its rural advisory methods, services and strategies to assist millions of farmers to increase their productivity and engage in modern markets, in ways that are profitable, sustainable and socially equitable.  Value chain programming is a useful methodology to achieve these goals.  Recently, CRS has developed a Value Chain Tool Kit toward this end.  This course serves as an introduction to the Tool Kit, and participants will complete the one-day with practical value chain tools and frameworks to use in their own contexts.

 

The workshop will be divided into 2 sessions:

  • Morning session: value chain concepts and definitions, and value chain assessment tools
  • Afternoon session: value chain mapping and upgrading strategy, including small group work using specific value chain cases (by crop and geographic region).

 

Book now for the Introduction to the Value Chain Toolkit

DHIS2: A hands-on Introduction

Full Day, Friday, April 24, 2020 from 9:00-16:00 approx

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $75

Low/Low Middle Income Country Discount: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $55

Book now for the DHIS2: A hands-on Introduction Workshop

Location: The Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Course Leaders:

Blake Hansen, Projects Implementation Manager, BAO Systems

Mohamed Salihu, DHIS 2 Technical Specialist, BAO Systems Nigeria

 

Intended Audience: M&E personnel, Data decision makers, Technical Advisors, Program Managers, Senior Managers

(not designed for: IT staff, System Administrators, Software Developers, DHIS2 Experts, Server Administrators)

 

Technical Skill Required: Low to None (An ability to understand data, basic computer skills and the purpose of MIS systems is beneficial. No coding or advanced skills required.)

 

Prior DHIS2 Experience: Low to None.

 

Objective: A hands-on DHIS2 intro training for data collection, validation, visualisation, presentation & information use. It will consider implementation, change management, new functionality, the use of DHIS2 in your context & afford networking opportunities

DHIS2 is an integrated open source software platform that provides functionality for data capture, validation, and visualisation (GIS, charts and pivot tables) for health information systems, through the web and over mobile applications linked to a web server. DHIS2 is the world’s largest HMIS platform - leveraged to scale or in pilot by 67 countries and a growing iNGO community 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 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.

 

  • Engage in hands on activities exploring data capture (aggregate, events, tracker and android), and analytics (indicator creation, dashboards, charts, tables and maps)
  • Discover use cases of DHIS2 outside the health sector
  • Consider what makes a DHIS2 implementation successful
  • Explore possibilities of integrating KoBo, CommCare and other HIS to DHIS2
  • Interact with applications designed by the open source community for DHIS2.
  • Engage in a hands-on activities exploring data visualisation (tables, charts, maps and dashboards) and creation of your own indicators
  • Explore the next generation of DHIS2 features and functionality through a features demo and the development roadmap.
  • Network with DHIS2 practitioners, new and experienced.

 

Book now for the DHIS2: A hands-on Introduction Workshop

Ethical, Responsible AI

Full Day, Friday, April 24, 2020 from 9:00-16:00 approx

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $75

Low/Low Middle Income Country Discount: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $55

Book now for Ethical, Responsible AI

Location: The Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Course Leaders: 

Leila Toplic, NetHope

Nora Lindstrom, Plan International

Amy Paul, USAID

Amit Gandhi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Audience:

  • International Development practitioners (ICT4D, Field Programs)
  • Technology companies
  • Academia
  • Government

 

Level:

 

Objective:

Advance the understanding of non-profit sector of the potential risks of applying and using AI and how to implement AI responsibly and ethically.

Abstract:

The application of AI in the international development sector is still very nascent, but we’re starting to see the potential for AI to support every aspect of our work – from field programs (health, education, poverty alleviation, conservancy) to powering digital transformation within the organizations. The challenge facing nonprofits and their partners today is to responsibly learn about and leverage AI technology - maximizing its benefits while minimizing risks and protecting human rights. Ethical considerations need to be embedded across all touch-points – the teams we hire, the data we use, how we frame the problem, how we develop and implement the solution, and whether we use powerful AI capabilities that could cause harm. Nonprofits have a responsibility to understand AI well enough to know what questions they should be asking when deciding whether and how to use AI, when evaluating its impact and possible consequences. In addition, nonprofits should be able to appropriately ensure that people in need and their communities are aware of they may be affected by their use of AI tools.

In the session, we plan to cover:

  • Ethics primer and AI primer
  • Lessons learned from a practical example that highlights risks, issues, and path to achieving ethical AI
  • Ethical considerations in ML projects
  • How do you achieve ethical AI practically

 

Book now for Ethical, Responsible AI

 

Advanced CommCare

Full Day, Friday, April 24, 2020 from 9:00-16:00 approx

Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $75

Low/Low Middle Income Country Discount: For-profit and Non-profit, Universities & Government: USD $55

Book Now for Advanced CommCare

Location: The Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Join Dimagi's Dev More and Gayatri Jayal for a full day of CommCare training. During the first half of the day we'll discuss field workflows and design best practices, focusing on how different design patterns can influence both mobile user experience and data output / reporting. In the afternoon, we'll cover more advanced topics, including a review of CommCare's data tools-- the native Report Builder, and integrations with data analysis software like Microsoft Excel, PowerBI, and Tableau. We will also discuss the Organizations feature, a powerful tool to manage and implement a project across a wide range of local partners with different roles and permissions.

Check back soon for full course schedule.

 

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Training Day fees are listed in USD ($) and payment can only be made in USD ($) through PayPal, debit card or credit card. Catering will be provided throughout the day and digtal conference materials are included.

See below for categories and associated rates.

 

FULL DAY TRAINING DAY RATE
(09:00-16:00, inclusive of refreshments and lunch)
Standard: For-profit and Non-profit, Government, Academia, SME, EntrepreneurUSD 75
Low/Lower Middle-Income Country Discount: For-profit and Non-profit, Government, Academia, SME, Entrepreneur
USD 55

 

Low/Lower-Middle Income Country Discount: If you wish to register with the Low/Lower-Middle Income Country Discount, please refer to the official World Bank website for a list of countries that qualify. Only those organizations founded and headquartered in a qualifying country are eligible for those rates. International businesses and iNGOs are excluded from those rates regardless of their location.

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