Training Day Registration

The post-Conference ICT4D Training Day on May 11, 2018, at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka 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 (such as CommCare or DHIS 2) and what makes their implementation and application more successful; or improve your innovation and partnership skills for establishing or strengthening Zambian ICT4D projects or better human-centered design in general. You will be able to discuss your questions or challenges with expert workshop leaders and your peers.

Please find the registration fees under the workshop descriptions.

The fees are based the specific workshop requirements (e.g. additional technical equipment or overseas facilitators) and include workshop material, two refreshments breaks, buffet lunch, and complimentary WiFi.

All workshops are limited to 40 attendees, however, if a workshop is full your name can be added to a waiting list in case of cancellation.

Available Workshops

CommCare: Introduction and Applications

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Full Day, Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9.00-16.00

Location: The Mulungushi International Conference Center (MICC), Lusaka, Zambia
Room: TBC

Fee: $125.00

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
Introductory and hands-on training on CommCare HQ Form Builder and Report builder

Abstract
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

Facilitator: Dimagi

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CommCare: Advanced Application and Case Management

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Full Day, Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9.00-16.00

Location: The Mulungushi International Conference Center (MICC), Lusaka, Zambia
Room: TBC

Fee: $125.00

Audience
Program managers, ICT and data experts, technical advisors, senior managers

Requirements

  • Participants are required to bring their own laptop and Android Device (phone or tablet)
  • Previous experience with the use of CommCare is required

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.

Abstract
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

Facilitator: Dimagi

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DHIS 2 Introduction and Applications

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Full Day, Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9.00-16.00

Location: The Mulungushi International Conference Center (MICC), Lusaka, Zambia
Room: TBC

Fee: $75.00

Audience
Program managers, ICT and data experts, technical advisors, senior managers

Requirements

  • Participants are required to bring their own laptop
  • A basic computer literacy is required and statistics; public health knowledge is recommended

Learning Objectives
The participant will receive a full overview of DHIS 2 core concepts and key features supporting data collection, validation, visualization, presentation and information use. By discussing real life applications and use cases, the attendees will gain better understanding to when and how DHIS 2 could add benefit, and what makes the implementation successful.

Abstract
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 to help track their progress towards public health targets and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This workshop will introduce DHIS 2 and its key features, including its conceptual model, configuration to monitor health related indicators and progress towards health targets.

  • Introduction on the kind of use cases DHIS 2 is applicable: when to use and when not to use DHIS 2
  • What makes DHIS2 implementations successful? Hear lessons learned from real-life use cases around key questions regarding training, data use, configuration principals, etc.
  • Engage in a hands-on activity exploring data entry (aggregate, tracker, j2me, and android) and analytics (dashboards, charts, tables, and maps)
  • Explore the next generation DHIS2 and its new opportunities (demo of advanced features and overview of development roadmap)
  • Outline next steps and Q&A sessions with participants wanting more direct support
  • Exchange of best practices and lessons learned with participants from other DHIS2 projects
  • A session with participants wanting more direct support

Facilitators: Akros and University of Olso

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The Ins and Outs of HCD: Methodologies and approach to designing your own HCD workshop

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Full Day, Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9.00-16.00

Location: The Mulungushi International Conference Center (MICC), Lusaka, Zambia
Room: TBC

Fee: $75.00

Audience
Program managers, ICT and data experts, technical advisors, senior managers

Requirements

  • No previous knowledge or experience is required; interactive participation recommended

Abstract
Sustained impact in ICT4D can and must be the result of a collaborative, human-centered design process that puts prospective users at the center of decision-making. Join the human-centered design specialists from DAI, Girl Effect and Praekelt.org as they deliver a practical training session on how to design and conduct user research and share their learnings on co-creating mobile solutions.

This workshop will arm participants with concrete methodologies for implementing design thinking to ensure that user feedback is incorporated in digital design. The interactive session will take participants through designing methods, such as role-play, card sorting, developing personas, empathy maps, and following user paths. Finally, the workshop will guide participants on how to structure their own successful human-centered design workshop to create a safe environment that enables users to openly share feedback and guide the design of an impactful digital solution.

Facilitated by: DAI, Girl Effect and Praekelt.org

Estee Liebenberg, Senior Service Designer, Praekelt.org. Estee joined Praekelt.org on completion of her degree. A Bachelor of Arts in Information Design qualifies her to a decisive, strategic role in creating contemporary visual environment in a variety of media. She has the ability to provide original solutions to mass communication problems as well as convey powerful and meaningful messages to different target markets in a variety of media. Her responsibilities as Junior Service Designer at Praekelt Foundation includes conducting primary research to reveal the needs of the users of our services. She collaborates across teams of Designers, Project Managers, and Engineers to develop new and impactful services. In addition, she contributes to ensuring that our projects’ strategic, technology, business and objectives align.

Talia Dweck, ICT Specialist at DAI

Zoe Dibb, Senior Manager, Evidence (TEGA), Girl Effect. Before joining Girl Effect, Zoe worked for a number of NGOs including Save the Children, Theatre for a Change in Malawi and Health Poverty Action. She has specific experience of using SMS and data-based real time monitoring systems including using Frontline SMS, ODK, Mobenzi and Telerivet, all of which have contributed to her interest in working with TEGA, a mobile girl-operated research approach. Over the last two years Zoe has been working with the TEGA team to strengthen TEGA’s application as a youth friendly research methodology. This has included making improvements to the way research is designed, training girl researchers and streamlining the analysis process for video and audio content collected with the TEGA app.