Course fee: KSH 80,000, USD 1,000 Start Date: 21/02/2022 End Date: 25/02/2022



Data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have always been an integral part of development work. In the past, these tasks were performed with paper and pen, which made them 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 and M&E.

If you have always wanted to learn how to collect, manage and analyze project data using mobile devices, this training course is for you. This training course also comes with additional M&E and GIS modules to help participants put the skills acquired into perspective. The GIS module will help participants to work with spatial data.


5 Days


The course is designed for representatives from government, project teams, NGOs, multi and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, that are typically employed as project managers and directors, M&E specialists, technical specialists, and researchers.


The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to gather data for project/program outcomes to stakeholders using innovative Mobile data gathering 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.


Module I

v M&E and Mobile data collection

v Benefits of Mobile data collection for M&E

v Introduction to common mobile based data collection platforms

v Challenges of Mobile Based Data Collection

v Data aggregation, storage, and dissemination

Module II

v Overview of available mobile phone based data collection platforms.

v Types of questions and their data types.

v Questionnaire/Form logic

v Extended data types geoid, image, and multimedia

v Survey Authoring

v Design forms using a web interfaces using:

v Hands-on Exercise

v ODK Build

v KoboToolBox

v Preparing mobile devices for data collection

v Installing application: ODK Collect

v Configuring the device (Mobile Phones)

v Uploading the form into the mobile devices

v Hands-on Exercise

Module III

v Advanced survey Authoring: XLSForms

v Introduction to XLSforms syntax

v New data types

v Notes and dates

v Multiple choice Questions

v Multiple Language Support

v Hints and Metadata

v Hands-on Exercise

v Conditional Survey Branching

v Required questions

v Constraining responses

v Skip: Asking Relevant Questions

v The specify other

v Grouping questions

v Skipping many questions at once (Skipping a section)

v Repeating a set of questions

v Special formatting

v Making dynamic calculations

Module IV

v Hosting survey data: Cloud Hosting

v Google Apps Engine

v ODK Aggregate

v KoboToolbox

v Formhub

v Hosting Survey Data: Local Server Hosting

v Configuring ODK Aggregate on a local server

v Downloading data

v Manual download (ODK Briefcase)

v Using the online server interface

v Hands-on Exercise

Module V (GIS)

v Introduction to GIS

v Working with Spatial data (GPS Coordinates)

v Spatial Mapping

v Introduction to Fusion Table

v Exporting GPS Coordinates (Google maps) to Fusion tables

v Exporting data to Fusion tables using QGIS

v Converting data to shape files

v Hand-on Exercise

v Choice of Platform

v Discussion on the Choice of Platform

v Integrating Mobile Data collection tools into projects


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 training@afriextraining.org

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

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

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