Information systems for CBIs - Insights from the AVSI Foundation and Danish Refugee Council

The Monitoring and Evaluation webinar series “Cash Based Interventions and information management” is a series of two live sessions addressed to M&E professionals who wish to get introduced to CBI programming and information systems and see practical examples of information management systems for CBI. The first session is an introduction to CBI programming and the second session will welcome panelists from the AVSI Foundation and Danish Refugee Council who will present the way they have built their information systems for CBI in ActivityInfo.

About this session

The second session of the series is addressed to M&E professionals who wish to dive into more details and practical examples of CBI information systems. We are happy to welcome panelists from the Lebanon country office of AVSI Foundation and the Yemen country office of Danish Refugee Council who will be sharing their work and insights on building CBI information management systems and implementing them using the ActivityInfo platform.

In summary, each organization will talk about:

  • Types of CBI programs run in the organization
  • Challenges met and addressed
  • Managing data with Information system
  • Lessons learned and best practices

There will also be a Q&A session, so make sure to bring your questions!

List of sessions

  1. September 28th: Introduction to Cash Based Interventions (CBI)
  2. October 11th: Information systems for CBIs: insights from the AVSI Foundation and Danish Refugee Council

Is this Webinar for me?

  • Are you looking for information and inspiration for building a CBI system for your organization?
  • Are you looking for more information on CBI information systems but don’t know where to start?

Then, join our webinar!

About the Speakers

Asmahan Abdulqader is the IM/MEAL Officer at the Cash Consortium of Yemen under DRC. she has more than four years of experience in information management and databases. The consortium's primary mission is to identify and deliver multiple cash assistance to the most vulnerable beneficiaries affected by crises such as floods and displacement and manage referral datasets from other clusters and external sources. Using ActivityInfo, we ensure the seamless and efficient execution of program and MEAL activities, while also facilitating real-time dashboard generation through integration with PowerBi. Additionally, the use of ActivityInfo and R scripting streamlines workflows and processes within the program.

Tatiana Bou Issa is the MEAL Officer at AVSI Foundation. She holds an MSc in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics. The past three years, she has led the MEAL system design for various multi-stakeholders’ projects focusing on education, livelihoods, and cash. She has led the development and rollout of ActivityInfo in the organization to support cross-program strategic evaluation and for individual programs to improve data management and data-informed decision-making. Through ActivityInfo, she has established an automated cash monitoring system to improve accuracy and efficiency of the cash assistance program.


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