Data modelling for humanitarian and development information management systems

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About the webinar

A good data model that is tailored to your project requirements is an essential part of designing and implementing an effective information management system.

During this webinar, we explain the importance of creating an effective data model when it comes to designing databases and walk you through some practical steps for how you can create a data model for your own project’s database.

In summary, we explore:

  • What is data modelling?
  • Why create a data model?

The data modelling process:

  • Identifying data entities
  • Creating entity relationship diagrams

Data modelling best practices:

  • Considering the role of end user experience

  • Tips for aligning user experience with database functionality

  • Creating data models that facilitate analysis

  • The most common data models in humanitarian and development contexts

View the presentation slides of the Webinar.

Is this Webinar for me?

  • Do you wish to undestand the basics of data modelling so you can design your own databases?
  • Are you looking for information and inspiration for building an information system for your organization but don't know where to start?
  • Are you an ActivityInfo database administrator or is this a role you would like to take on?

Then, watch our webinar!

About the Speakers

Eliza Avgeropoulou earned her BSc from Athens University of Economics and Business, and her MSc degree in Economic Development and Growth from Lund University and Carlos III University, Madrid. She brings eight years of experience in M&E in international NGOs, including CARE, Innovations for Poverty Action and Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The past five years, she has led the MEAL system design for various multi-stakeholders’ projects focusing on education, livelihoods, protection and cash. She believes that evidence-based decision making is the core of high quality program implementation. She now joins us as our M&E Implementation Specialist, bringing together her experience on the ground and passion for data-driven decision making to help our customers achieve success with ActivityInfo.

Victoria Manya has a diverse background and extensive expertise in data-driven impact, project evaluation, and organizational learning. She holds a Master's degree in local development strategies from Erasmus University in the Netherlands and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the African Studies Center at Leiden University. With over ten years of experience, Victoria has collaborated with NGOs, law firms, SaaS companies, tech-enabled startups, higher institutions, and governments across three continents, specializing in research, policy, strategy, knowledge valorization, evaluation, customer education, and learning for development. Her previous roles as a knowledge valorization manager at the INCLUDE platform and as an Organizational Learning Advisor at Sthrive B.V. involved delivering high- quality M&E reports, trainings, ensuring practical knowledge management, and moderating learning platforms, respectively. Today, as a Customer Education Specialist at ActivityInfo, Victoria leverages her experience and understanding of data leverage to assist customers in successfully deploying ActivityInfo.

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