The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Monday, May 16 • 16:45 - 17:30
Using Technology to Promote Education For All in Honduras LIMITED

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Since 2012, CRS HN has implemented a USDA-supported Food For Education (FFE) project. The project's goal is to improve the literacy rate of 53,000 primary school children in the department of Intibuca. An obstacle to children receiving a quality education in Intibuca is the level of poverty, 40% of the population earn less than $1.25 per day, and high levels of illiteracy, 21.5% of adults over the age of 15 are illiterate.
CRS HN identified the lack of reliable data about the beneficiary population, including schools, teachers, parents, and students, as a challenge. In response, CRS HN used iFormbuilder to design data collection forms and trained 46 field promotors to use iPads and iPods to use these forms to collect field data from 509 communities. CRS HN used Zoho to generate reports from the collected data to identify service delivery trends across target populations.
This presentation will focus on the use of technology to capture data and make decisions. Key activities include: career development for teachers, incentive delivery and changes in child attendance, and teacher attendance trends. The presentation will transition to a discussion of next steps: Training communities to use technology to self-monitor, strengthening the Secretary of Education's technology-based platforms and systems for training teachers, identifying student populations not attending primary school, and looking for partnerships with private business to identify other potential ICT solutions.


Olga Canelas

MEAL Coordinator, CRS
Ms. Canelas has B. Sc. in Graphic Design. Her career with CRS includes experience in the development and implementation of MEAL system designs for education projects. She is currently serving as the FFE MEAL Project Coordinator and coordinates with two project partners, providing... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 16:45 - 17:30 EAT
Giraffe 201