Dimagi is pleased to announce two upcoming workshops that will teach participants how to use CommCare (www.commcarehq.org), Dimagi’s open source, mobile platform for frontline workers. Dimagi has had great success introducing CommCare to organizations in previous workshops in Senegal, Mozambique, Guatemala, and India.
The two upcoming CommCare workshops will take place in:
- Nairobi, Kenya: September 19 to Friday,
September 20 (application deadline is Sept 1)
- Bangkok, Thailand: Monday, September 30 to Tuesday, October 1st (application deadline is Sept 10).
WHY COMMCARE? With CommCare, anyone can deploy their own mobile applications that can be loaded into inexpensive phones and used by community-based frontline workers. CommCare is being deployed in 30 countries and is used by thousands of frontline workers to track and support their clients with registration forms, checklists, SMS reminders, and multimedia. This leads to better data collection, reporting, worker management, community education, and community-level service provision.
WHAT WILL THE WORKSHOP COVER? Each workshop will last two days. The first half of the first day will be a general overview of mHealth and Dimagi’s open source tools. The rest of the workshop will focus on building participants' technical capacity to use CommCare’s online authoring tools to create CommCare applications. Workshop participants will be walked through the basic steps of how to use these freely available, online tools.
WHAT WILL IT COST? All workshops are free, however Dimagi will not provide per diems or travel stipends. Lunch and coffee will be provided daily.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Staff with basic computer literacy from NGOs, IGOs, funding organizations, research institutions, and government agencies.
HOW DO I APPLY? Please fill out the online application forms for the Nairobi Workshop (http://goo.gl/DUqQY7) by September 1st or the Bangkok Workshop (http://goo.gl/Qjk6HZ) by September 10th. Note that attendance may be limited due to space availability.
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