NOMAD Workshop 2016 - January 27-28th, Amman
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EET)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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;
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
The full agenda and other details will be posted soon.
Due to limited available spot at the venue, the organization may cancel registrations. (concerned persons will then be notified by email rapidly)
We all at NOMAD are looking forward to seeing you in Amman in January for productive and collaborative discussions and sessions!
When & Where
When a few humanitarians got together to discuss how incredibly useful new technology has been for things like assessments, project evaluation and data collection overall, they knew there was a need to do more than just talk. The technology is out there, able to help aid agencies save time, money, conserve resources and much more. With the snap of a photo, one can collect spacial information for maps and graphics and automatically store it securely. From distant field locations data can be uploaded as it’s collected; no more waiting days for info to return back to the nearest office or headquarters. Adopting this type of technology can change humanitarian response activities and information management for the better. With these ideas in mind, The NOMAD project was born.
After many workshops and brainstorming sessions with a number of NGOs, experts from iMMAP and CartONG took the lead. The project has been developed and strengthened in consult with colleagues throughout the humanitarian community, in particular humanitarian information management with field experience and wherewithal to know what works and what simply seems like a good idea. After several field pilots, NOMAD is getting ready to launch officially.