Training Course on Mobile Data Collection using Open Data Kits (ODK) , held on 11th - 13th September 2019.

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Location / Venue: 

ICCA Lecture Room 101

Postdoctoral research fellows and research assistants training Photo.

The Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation jointly with the African Conservation Centre organized a training course on Mobile Data Collection using Open Data Kits (ODK) as part of the ongoing capacity building initiatives for postdoctoral research fellows and research assistants in Kenya. This course was held at the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA), University of Nairobi, on 11th to 13th September 2019.

Mobile data collection improves the efficiency, accuracy, and consistency of data collection. Open Data Kits (ODK) is a modular and simple to use the framework that supports structured questionnaire design, data collection, real-time data transfer, and database management. Although the ODK application (App) has been extensively adopted in research it was noted that Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) team in Kenya was yet to adopt ODK and this meant reliance on paper-based data collection processes which proved to be tedious, inefficient, and with increased margins of error. Based on these gaps, DCP Kenya team organized a three-day training workshop on mobile data collection using ODK with the key aim of building the capacity of project partners and researchers to design and use mobile-based data collection tools to facilitate proper data collection and management. 

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2045-09-11 15:30
Contact Person: 

Prof . Shem Wandiga / Prof. Dan Olago

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