Engaging Technology at the Village Level
The Use of MobileTechnology by NGO’s in Developing Countries
Farmer to Farmer – to Market
Centralized Information System
Paper Data Systems       Haiti
Paper Data Systems     Myanmar
Paper Data Systems      Bolivia
Philippines
Cell Phones   Smart Phones/PDA’sNetbooks          Laptops
Mobile Information TechnologyWe used to bring our work to the computer… Now, we take computing   to our work
Moving the Information – Both Directions!                                                                         Alternat...
How I Became Involved…
El Salvador – 2003
El Salvador – 2003
El Salvador – 2003
El Salvador – 2003
Where Have I Worked?
El Salvador   VietnamBangladesh    HaitiGuatemala     MaliBolivia       GuineaTajikistan    ArmeniaPhilippines   MalawiEgy...
Bangladesh – Feb 2010
Bangladesh
Bangladesh – Last Month
Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar (Burma)
Yemen
Mombasa - Kenya
Mali
Guinea – West Africa
Bolivia
Tajikistan
Bolivia
Malawi – Highway Lunch
What Is mICT?How do I do my Work?
Mobile Data Collection Devices
Field Training
Darfur - Sudan
Armenia
Guatemala COResults Framework Indicator Definition to Database Linkage
Vietnam
The Team Prepares…
Interviewing Beneficiaries
Field Testing Mozambique
Economic Restructuring
The Bicycle Lady - Bangladesh
The Village Bicycle Lady - Bangladesh
Cell Phone-based Text Broadcasting - Frontline SMS
Frontline SMS
Cell Phone-based Survey Form - Frontline SMS
Solar Chargers - Ready for Next Survey
Cell Phones in Health Care
Save the Children USA – Bangladesh Case                    Study    Jibon O’ Jibaka (Life and Livelihood)Five year aid pla...
Barisal Food Distribution Center
Bangladesh Jibon O Jibika
Bangladesh McAid Food Distribution Center
Bangladesh McAid
PDA Scanned Records
Food Distribution in Haiti (Liancours)
It’s not about technology…    it’s about People.
It’s About Relationships
Cultural Context
Uganda
Gender
Gender
Trust
Trust
Trust
Skeptical….
Interested…
Disengaged…
El Salvador Field Review
“If it doesn’t work in the field……then it doesn’t work”.
How Can You Become Involved?
• Self Assess: Passion & Ability• Research – Learn• Connect – Twitter, Facebook• Participate – Working Groups (Skype)• Vol...
Questions?    David Isaakwww.sixbluedata.com
Mobile Technology by NGO's in the Developing World
Mobile Technology by NGO's in the Developing World
Mobile Technology by NGO's in the Developing World
Mobile Technology by NGO's in the Developing World
Mobile Technology by NGO's in the Developing World
Mobile Technology by NGO's in the Developing World
Mobile Technology by NGO's in the Developing World
Mobile Technology by NGO's in the Developing World
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Mobile Technology by NGO's in the Developing World

  1. 1. Engaging Technology at the Village Level
  2. 2. The Use of MobileTechnology by NGO’s in Developing Countries
  3. 3. Farmer to Farmer – to Market
  4. 4. Centralized Information System
  5. 5. Paper Data Systems Haiti
  6. 6. Paper Data Systems Myanmar
  7. 7. Paper Data Systems Bolivia
  8. 8. Philippines
  9. 9. Cell Phones Smart Phones/PDA’sNetbooks Laptops
  10. 10. Mobile Information TechnologyWe used to bring our work to the computer… Now, we take computing to our work
  11. 11. Moving the Information – Both Directions! Alternative Alternative Publication Subscription Publication Subscription NOTE: All DB Servers are Publishers. NOTE: PDAs are not Publishers. NOTE: Servers are the Publishers for next Lower level DB locations. NOTE: Subscriptions should be conducted to the immediate higher level DB Servers. Database Central MIS Server District DB Server Upazilla DB Server PDA
  12. 12. How I Became Involved…
  13. 13. El Salvador – 2003
  14. 14. El Salvador – 2003
  15. 15. El Salvador – 2003
  16. 16. El Salvador – 2003
  17. 17. Where Have I Worked?
  18. 18. El Salvador VietnamBangladesh HaitiGuatemala MaliBolivia GuineaTajikistan ArmeniaPhilippines MalawiEgypt MyanmarUganda JordanPakistan YemenSudan West BankMozambique
  19. 19. Bangladesh – Feb 2010
  20. 20. Bangladesh
  21. 21. Bangladesh – Last Month
  22. 22. Myanmar (Burma)
  23. 23. Myanmar (Burma)
  24. 24. Myanmar (Burma)
  25. 25. Yemen
  26. 26. Mombasa - Kenya
  27. 27. Mali
  28. 28. Guinea – West Africa
  29. 29. Bolivia
  30. 30. Tajikistan
  31. 31. Bolivia
  32. 32. Malawi – Highway Lunch
  33. 33. What Is mICT?How do I do my Work?
  34. 34. Mobile Data Collection Devices
  35. 35. Field Training
  36. 36. Darfur - Sudan
  37. 37. Armenia
  38. 38. Guatemala COResults Framework Indicator Definition to Database Linkage
  39. 39. Vietnam
  40. 40. The Team Prepares…
  41. 41. Interviewing Beneficiaries
  42. 42. Field Testing Mozambique
  43. 43. Economic Restructuring
  44. 44. The Bicycle Lady - Bangladesh
  45. 45. The Village Bicycle Lady - Bangladesh
  46. 46. Cell Phone-based Text Broadcasting - Frontline SMS
  47. 47. Frontline SMS
  48. 48. Cell Phone-based Survey Form - Frontline SMS
  49. 49. Solar Chargers - Ready for Next Survey
  50. 50. Cell Phones in Health Care
  51. 51. Save the Children USA – Bangladesh Case Study Jibon O’ Jibaka (Life and Livelihood)Five year aid plan: 465,000 mothers and childrenunder 2 years receive maternal health care andfood rations
  52. 52. Barisal Food Distribution Center
  53. 53. Bangladesh Jibon O Jibika
  54. 54. Bangladesh McAid Food Distribution Center
  55. 55. Bangladesh McAid
  56. 56. PDA Scanned Records
  57. 57. Food Distribution in Haiti (Liancours)
  58. 58. It’s not about technology… it’s about People.
  59. 59. It’s About Relationships
  60. 60. Cultural Context
  61. 61. Uganda
  62. 62. Gender
  63. 63. Gender
  64. 64. Trust
  65. 65. Trust
  66. 66. Trust
  67. 67. Skeptical….
  68. 68. Interested…
  69. 69. Disengaged…
  70. 70. El Salvador Field Review
  71. 71. “If it doesn’t work in the field……then it doesn’t work”.
  72. 72. How Can You Become Involved?
  73. 73. • Self Assess: Passion & Ability• Research – Learn• Connect – Twitter, Facebook• Participate – Working Groups (Skype)• Volunteer – Internships
  74. 74. Questions? David Isaakwww.sixbluedata.com

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