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Mobile Phone as a tool for Data Collection in Field Research

Tech For Development Center, Westlands.
Start Date:
July 15, 2019
End Date:
July 19, 2019
8:00am to 5:00pm


Dear All,


Tech For Development -T4D would like to invite you to a high impact Training Course in Mobile Data Collection and Mapping for M&E and Scientists to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 15th to 19th July 2019.

Event Details

Course Name: Mobile Data Collection and Mapping for M&E and Scientists
Registration: Register here
Venue: Tech for Development Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Event Date: 15th to 19th July 2019
Course Fee: KES 75,000 OR USD 1,100

This course is suitable for people working in;

Impact Evaluation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Academic Research, Market Research, Field Research, Agriculture, Health, Education, WASH, Handicapped, Human rights, Emergencies/disasters, Advocacy, Education, Environment, Small business development, Community development, Rural development, Women, Youth, Population, Rehabilitation, Culture, Capacity Building, Appropriate technology, Income, generation, Private sector, Refugees/displaced.


Data collection has always been an integral part of development work. In the past, this task was performed with paper and pen, which made it prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs.
ICT tools such as mobile devices and software that allows users to create surveys, collect, manage and upload data to storage facilities in real-time, have reduced the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection.
If you have always wanted to learn how to collect, manage and analyze project data using mobile devices, this training course is for you.

Who should attend?

This training course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning how to collect and manage data using mobile devices.


5 days.

Course objectives

The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to collect data using innovative mobile data collection tools.
At the end of the course, you will become familiar with using ICT tools and methods to conduct data collection, statistical analysis and reporting.

Topics to be covered

• ODK - Open Data Kit
• KoBoToolbox
• Magpi
• Microsoft Excel

Topics to be covered

Module I

Mobile Data Collection Using ODK
• Digitizing questionnaires for ODK using xlsforms
• Setting up ODK aggregate server in the cloud
• Setting up ODK Collect for Mobile data collection
• Mobile device calibration for data collection
• Hosting platform quota management
• Data Visualization and analysis on ODK Aggregate
• Downloading/extracting data from ODK Aggregate for analysis
Module II

Mobile Data Collection Using KoBoToolbox
• How to digitize questionnaires using an easy web-based interface
• Hosting data on KoBoToolbox
• Setting up KoBoCollect for mobile data collection
• Mobile device calibration for data collection
• Visualizing and analyzing data on KoBoToolbox
• Downloading/extracting data for analysis
Module III

Mobile Data Collection, Messaging and Visualization on any device using Magpi
• How to digitize questionnaires using an easy web-based interface
• Interactive SMS - How to collect feedback by administer complex questionnaires via a back-and-forth SMS
• Structured SMS - How to collect simple data that fits into a single SMS message of 160 characters
• Interactive voice response -How to deploy forms as interactive voice phone call
• Deploying and hosting survey data
• Downloading/extracting data for analysis
Module IV

• Introduction to GIS
• Introduction to QGIS
• Using location data collected to produce professional maps
Module V (GIS)

Presentation and review of participants course projects with the instructors
Action plan



This instructor led training course is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate of participation.

Training fee

The course fee is KES 75,000.00 or USD 1,100.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.

How to participate

•Online Registration

Contact information

Tel: +254 706909947
Email: [email protected]


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