Getting Started with ActivityInfo - Designing your first database

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About the webinar

The “Getting Started with ActivityInfo” webinars is a series of sessions addressed to new and older users of ActivityInfo who wish to get introduced to the platform or refresh their memory on key functionalities available. In addition to these sessions, we will be offering open office hours during which we can address specific aspects of the platform.

During this session, we look at the steps for creating a database in ActivityInfo. We discuss key principles to keep in mind and we explore how we can design forms and create flexible structures in the platform to facilitate data collection and analysis for our colleagues and partner organizations. We also explore structures that match different types of needs such as global Monitoring and Evaluation, multi-partner reporting, beneficiary progress reporting and more.

In summary, we explore:

  • The principles behind what makes a good database
  • Which ActivityInfo features enable you to create an effective database
  • A practical, step-by-step approach to creating databases in ActivityInfo
  • How to structure databases, design forms and configure user roles in ActivityInfo
  • Examples of databases across various use cases

There will also be a Q&A session but for a complete hour of questions and answers please register to the ActivityInfo Office Hours: Database design taking place on February 22.

View the presentation slides of the Webinar.

Is this Webinar for me?

  • Are you responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation or information management activities in your organization?
  • Do you wish to be able to create flexible database structures to reflect the complexity of your MEAL plan or reporting activities?
  • Do you want to start designing databases in ActivityInfo for your M&E activities but you are not sure where to start?

Then, watch our webinar!

About the trainers

Mr. Jeric Kison earned his Bachelor's Degree from York University in Canada and his MBA from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He has worked with NGOs and governments across four continents on strategy and evaluation for nine years. Before joining ActivityInfo he worked as a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc., where he led a project to develop an organizational M&E System which included the roll-out of ActivityInfo as the organization’s new information management system. Today, Jeric is working as a Customer Success Director in the ActivityInfo team bringing together his experience on the ground and passion for data to help our customers achieve success with ActivityInfo.

Mr. Ganesh Thapa has worked since 2010 in project cycle management for development and humanitarian aid projects, including evidence and result measurement, impact evaluation, accountability, collaborating learning and adapting (CLA), research, information management, and data quality assurance. He has managed M&E for multiple large-scale projects in Nepal, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and more, working with organisations such as the International Republican Institute (IRI), Terre des Hommes (Tdh), Population Services International (PSI), Mercy Corps (MC), and more with different roles such as a regional MEAL manager, country head of program quality and MEAL etc.

He has received Master’s degrees in Social Science with a specialization in Gender Studies, and Population Studies specialized in Human Development and Advanced Demographic Analysis from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, as well as a Master’s of Science in Information Technology, from Sikkim Manipal University.

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