Highlights of The World Vision Tech Expo


Ona at the World Vision Tech Expo

Last week, World Vision held a technology expo at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha. Professionals and technology firms, including Ona, were in attendance to network and learn about the great work others are doing. As a social enterprise that uses technology to make data accessible, we took this opportunity to showcase Ona’s data collection and visualization tools.

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Who are the Experts?


SDI Settlement Slum Dwellers International (SDI) Uganda using Ona’s map view to visualize data.

This article was authored by Nshemerirwe Fiona of ACTogether Uganda and originally published on the ACTogether blog.

Often, it is assumed that experts are those who have taken time in school and learned from theories and renowned authors. As much as this might be true, it is not always the case as the two-day Ona training revealed about federation data managers. On the 12th of February 2016, Anni Beukes, Data Manager at Slum Dwellers International (SDI), came to Uganda to train federation data managers in cleaning and updating their data, which was stored in Ona.

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Ona at the 4th International Humanitarian Conference


Ona Booth

Ona participated in the 4th International Humanitarian Conference at The Boma Hotel in Nairobi from 21st - 22nd September. The two-day conference was organized by the Inter-Agency Working Group on Disaster Preparedness for East and Central Africa in collaboration with Christian Blind Mission, Handicap International, HelpAge International, Christian Aid International, Save the Children and World Vision.

The elderly and people with disabilities make up a significant portion of disaster-affected populations, yet they face neglect in disaster preparedness and disaster response. For this reason, the conference theme was Disability and Age Inclusion in Humanitarian Practice: Scaling up progress toward the achievement of Agenda 2030. Panel discussions provided an opportunity for the affected to share their frustrations about the challenges they face and discuss solutions that can be provided to this oft-neglected group.

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Highlights Of The e-Sir Design Workshop


e-SIR Ona at the e-SIR design workshop.

Last week Ona took a trip to Naivasha for a two-day design workshop with representatives from UNICEF Kenya, the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, and sub-county level officials. We all worked together to define requirements for the Electronic Social Intelligence Reporting (e-SIR) project.

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Don't Settle. Get The Right Data Collection Tool For Your Survey


Whether you are an organization carrying out humanitarian/development initiatives around the world, or a student carrying out research for a project, when it comes to selecting a data collection tool for your next survey, choosing the first result on Google’s first page may not be the wisest choice to make. You have to be thorough and do your ‘due diligence’ when choosing a provider.

Here’s a list of the most important things to consider when choosing a survey tool:

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