Fundamentals of data modelling in humanitarian and development contexts

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About the webinar

The Data Modelling webinar series is a sequence of two live sessions designed for professionals interested in mastering data modelling concepts and techniques. These webinars form a comprehensive course that will provide a deep understanding of data modelling, including creating and utilizing data models within ActivityInfo using Miro, and adopting best practices for effective data modelling.

The series is addressed to entry to intermediate level professionals, and it is highly recommended to attend or watch the recordings of both sessions in consecutive order to fully benefit from the course.

About this session

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 creating a data model for your own project’s database.

In summary, we explore:

  • What is data modelling?
  • Why create a data model?
  • Fundamental principles and frameworks of data modelling
  • Importance of data models in organizing and analyzing information

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
  • Most common data models in humanitarian and development contexts

View the presentation slides of the Webinar.

Is this Webinar series for me?

  • Do you wish to understand 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!

List of sessions

Data modelling series:

  1. Fundamentals of data modelling in humanitarian and development contexts (current)
  2. Data Modelling in practice

About the Trainer

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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