Bridging the gap between databases and mobile data collection in M&E

The ActivityInfo M&E Webinar series is back and we will start the year with a session on relational databases and mobile data collection tools used in Monitoring and Evaluation.

This Webinar is a one-hour session ideal for Monitoring and Evaluation professionals who are interested in exploring main concepts around relational databases and the link between a database and data collection apps.

Some of the points we will cover are:

  • Discuss what a relational database is, and why it is important for complete and accurate tracking of results
  • Compare Excel to a relational database
  • Explore the differences between XLSForm (‘typical mobile data collection tool’) and the relational data model
  • Explain how ActivityInfo’s integrated mobile data collection tool can bridge the gap more efficiently and improve data quality

There will also be a Q&A session so make sure you bring your questions to the table.

The Webinar will be in English and there are limited seats available.

Make sure to register in time using the registration form on this page.

Is this Webinar for me?

  • Are you an M&E practitioner responsible for designing tools for your organization or your programmes?
  • Do you wish to explore the possibilities of relational databases but don't know where to start?
  • Are you interested in constantly improving your systems and helping your team make the right decisions based on real-time developments?
  • Are you considering alternatives to spreadsheets, paper-based data collection or multiple parallel systems working together?

Then, watch our Webinar!

About the Speaker

Mr. Alexander Bertram, Technical Director of BeDataDriven and founder of ActivityInfo, is a graduate of the American University's School of International Service and started his career in international assistance fifteen years ago working with IOM in Kunduz, Afghanistan and later worked as an Information Management officer with UNICEF in DR Congo. With UNICEF, frustrated with the time required to build data collection systems for each new programme, he worked on the team that developed ActivityInfo, a simplified platform for M&E data collection. In 2010, he left UNICEF to start BeDataDriven and develop ActivityInfo full time. Since then, he has worked with organizations in more than 50 countries to deploy ActivityInfo for monitoring & evaluation.


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