On July 15th TTC will be at the CSVConf in Berlin. This conference is part of the Open Knowledge Festival 2014. This Festival will bring together over 1,000 people from more than 60 countries to share their skills and experiences; encouraging them to work together to build the very tools and partnerships that will further the power of openness as a positive force for change.
Olaf Veerman is a technical officer at TTC. He works on the development of SMS system Vusion, survey data management system Airwolf and activity coordinating system Macgyver.
A couple of months ago I wrote on this blog about Airwolf, the data collection tool that we developed for TTC’s call center in Kampala. Given the organization’s commitment to open source, we have recently opened up Airwolf’s codebase and published a public demo to showcase the functionalities.
After the feasabilty study trip to the Demographic Republic of Congo (DRC) we recently started a pilot for remote data collection together with BlueSquare and Cordaid. Cordaid is working on Performanced Based Financing (PBF) initiatives in the DRC. These PBF initiatives are used for health, security and education. Using Community Verification and Satisfaction (CVS) surveys the services provided by PBF are validated and user satisfaction is tested. Verifying and measuring the user satisfaction is very important in understanding the impact and efficiency of PBF services and programs.
We’re glad to announce that SHOPS (Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector) will examine the impact of the Mobiles for Reproductive Health (m4RH) program through an interactive mobile survey. A set of text messages on family planning methods have been developed for this program, which users can access via their mobile phones on a toll-free code, regardless of phone brand, type or network operator.
TTC has signed a contract with Larive International to assess the impact of their FoodTechAFrica (FTA) program in Kenya. FoodTechAfrica (FTA) is a public-private initiative combining the strengths of Dutch agro-food companies (mainly SMEs), knowledge institutes, governmental agencies and their East-African counterparts to improve food security in East Africa through the establishment of a fully integrated aquaculture value chain. Using well-established research methodologies, TTC will assess the impact of the FTA program in Kenya by interviewing participants, stakeholders and beneficiaries using the latest mobile technologies available.