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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, 750 individuals from 76 countries and 320 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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Tuesday, May 17 • 11:30 - 12:15
Implementing ICT4D in Complex Multiple Emergencies LIMITED

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The Jonglei Food Security Program (JFSP) is a Title II program funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Food for Peace (FFP) and implemented by a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) with Save the Children International (SCI) and government stakeholders. The program is implemented in Jonglei State, South Sudan. After decades of war with The Sudan, South Sudan finally seceded and got its independence in 2011. Jonglei State, and pretty much of the whole country is characterized by poor roads, dilapidated infrastructure, lack of electricity in the grid and limited amenities. In December 2013, a political violent conflict broke out, which took an ethnic dimension in the state, diving the state where the program is run, into government and opposition controlled areas adding further challenges for implementation in an already difficult terrain. JFSP employed the use of information communication technologies (ICT) to ease on the logistics challenges associated with implementing a food security project in a conflict situation with very limited infrastructure. The program trained over 50 MEAL and program staff on using ipads for data collection on the i-formbuilder platform and has been using the technology to collect registration, monitoring and survey data on food for asset, agriculture, livestock, water and sanitation and nutrition programs. Field teams sync their data to the server as soon as they came from the field and the data would be immediately available for downloading, analysis and reporting. Use of ipads in the South Sudan context allowed JFSP to collect real time data, produce timely reports and improve efficiency in serving the conflict affected communities. It has revolutionized data collection and significantly improved data quality. The program managed to draw lessons and best practices on the use of mobile technologies in a conflict situation with limited infrastructure, which go beyond the ICT gadgets but incorporate the human element.

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Rodwell Masocha Sibanda

MEAL Manager, Catholic Relief Services South Sudan
Rodwell Masocha Sibanda is a CRS Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) manager and leads the USAID-funded Jonglei Food Security Program consortium MEAL department. He has been in South Sudan since 2010, and has been with the JFSP since inception in 2011. He was the leader in setting up and rolling out the JFSP ICT system before and after the 2013 crisis, having rolled out a similar system using PDAs in Zimbabwe's USAID... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:30 - 12:15
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