Course fee: KSH 80,000, USD 1,000 Start Date: 17/01/2022 End Date: 21/01/2022 Registration closed, view 2022 course calender


Advances in information technology have opened exciting new avenues for how research is conducted, with huge implications to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). One of these advances is the use of Mobile Data Collection (MDC). Instead of collection data on paper using a pen, which is the manually entered into a database for analysis, data is input into a device which is then capable of exporting directly into a centralized database for processing and analysis.

EpiCollect is a suite of tools that allows data collection using Android mobile devices and data submission to an online server. This training will equip the participants with skills to author, field and manage mobile data collection platform using EpiCollect.


This course is aimed at organizational staffs who are conducting field data collection activities.


5 Days


By the end of this training the participants will learn to:

v Create a Project website at

v Use EpiCollect  form builder to design a Form

v Load the Project into the EpiCollect app on your phone

v Collect multiple sets of geotagged data

v Synchronise data from your phone with your project website

v View data using Google Maps and Google Earth at your Project Website


Introduction to Mobile based Data Collection

v Overview of MDC

v Benefits and challenges of MDC

v Different MDC platforms and technologies

v GPS concepts

v Data types

Introduction to EpiCollect

v  Components of EpiCollect 5

v  EpiCollect vs other MDC technologies

v   EpiCollect Case studies

EpiCollect  web application

v          Creating a project

v          Adding and editing entries

v          Managing users

v          Mapping data

v          Downloading data

v          Import and Export projects

EpiCollect Form Builder

v Introduction to form builder

v Input types

v Form design

v Linking forms

v Form logics

v Import  and export forms

v Import and export possible answers

EpiCollect mobile app

v  Installation of EpiCollect app on android and iphone

v  Adding a project

v  Adding an entry

v   Editing entries

v   Saving and uploading entries

v   Downloading entries

v   Sharing images

Integration with other data platforms

v Exporting EpiCollect data for further analysis in Spreadsheet

v Importing into QGIS

v Mapping project Photos

v Preparing GIS project maps 

From EpiCollect to visualization using GIS

v   Spatial Data Infrastructure(SDI)

v   Labelling using multiple fields

v   View, Edit attribute data

v    Performing table joins

v     QGIS Plugins

v    Recoding data

v    Performing basic statistical analysis using QGIS

v    Incorporating Pie Charts and Graphs in GIS maps

v    Preparing M&E Maps

Publishing into other online Platforms

v     Publishing into Google maps and fusion tables

v     Publishing into other online platforms using qgis2web plugin


This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


v Training is residential and will be held at Afriex Training Centre.

v The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

v Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged upon request by the participant.

v This training can also be tailor made for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training Centre or at a convenient location.

v For further inquiries, please contact us on

v Payment should be made to Afriex Training Limited bank account before the start of the training and receipts sent to

v Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Afriex Training Ltd certificate.

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