Mobile Data Collection for M&E (Short Holiday Courses)

31 October, 2018


Data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have always been an integral part of development work.

In the past, M&E practitioners have been using paper and pen to collect data. This made data collection prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction cost.

ICT tools such as mobile devices and software that allow 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.

It is with this back drop that we have put together these training courses. After taking these courses, learners will be able to collect, host, manage and analyse data using innovative mobile based tools and technologies. The courses also come with additional M&E and GIS modules to help participants put the skills acquired into perspective. The GIS module will help participants work with spatial data.


5 Days

What you will learn

· Survey form design using XLSForm

· Survey form design using KoBo Toolbox

· Survey form design using Magpi

· SMS data collection

· Data collection using mobile devices

· Survey data hosting

· Data analysis

· Mobile data collection best practices

· Mobile data collection project management

· Developing maps using QGIS


These instructor led training courses are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

Training Fees

The course fee is KES 75,000.00 or USD 1,100.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, venue, two (2) break refreshments, lunch, certificate and study visits.

Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.


Mobile Data Collection and Mapping For M&E and Scientists

· 19 to 23 Nov 2018 – Register online

· 10 to 14 Dec 2018 – Register online

· 21 to 25 Jan 2019 – Register online

· 18 to 22 Feb 2019 – Register online

Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK and KoBo Toolbox

· 26 to 30 Nov 2018 – Register online

· 28 Jan to 01 Feb 2019 – Register online

· 25 Feb to 01 March 2019 – Register online

More Information

For more information, please contact us via


Mobile: +254 706909947

Kind regards.

Jeff Karani.

Team Leader.

Tech For Development

Innovation for impact


HIFA profile: Zak Kinyanjui is Digital and Customer Relations Officer at the Tech For Development-T4D in Kenya. Professional interests: Mobile Data Collection Training, Mobile Data Collection Implementation, ICT4D. outreach AT