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Friday, September 6 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Collecting Data in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings: Approaches, Principles, and Tools

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This workshop will be led by Integrity Global, an international consultancy and service provider working to support evidence-based programming in challenging and complex environments, and Dobility, the company behind SurveyCTO, a platform for field-based digital data collection. Participants will gain hands-on skills and learning in data collection for international development programming in conflict-affected environments. They will also contribute to a set of principles for organizations conducting data collection in such environments. During the session, presenters will demonstrate relevant approaches, tools, and considerations for data collection with a focus on fragile and conflict-affected settings. They will then lead participants in an interactive role-playing activity to illustrate the journey of information from the point of data collection through to how it is analyzed and reported, and the decisions along the way that impact the accuracy of the data itself. The learning objective of the session is to provide hands-on examples of data collection challenges and the effects of methodological or operational decisions on the ultimate quality of data collection in such environments. This is a highly participatory session and participants will be encouraged to draw from their own experience, knowledge, and skillsets to contribute to the discussion and to developing a set of principles for data collection in conflict-affected environments.


Will Lowrie

Senior Data & Knowledge Manager, Integrity
Will Lowrie is a Senior Data & Knowledge Manager at Integrity. Since 2013 he has worked to deliver Data and Knowledge Management services to donors, NGOs and the private sector, and designed Integrity’s Digital Development Methodology. Will blends technology, process design and... Read More →

Giselle Lopez

Senior Data and Knowledge Manager, Integrity
Giselle Lopez is a Senior Data and Knowledge Manager at Integrity based in Washington, DC. In this role, Giselle designs and delivers digital solutions for research, monitoring, evaluation, learning, and project implementation. Giselle also promotes Integrity’s work in digital development... Read More →

Kathryn Rzeszut

Senior Expert - MEL, Integrity Global
Kathryn Rzeszut is a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Expert in Integrity's Washington, DC office. She plays a vital role in the design and delivery of Integrity’s portfolio in Africa, the Middle East, and South-East Asia. A conflict specialist, she came to Integrity... Read More →
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Christopher Robert

Founder and CEO, Dobility I SurveyCTO
Dr. Christopher Robert is a technologist, an entrepreneur, an economist, a researcher, and a lecturer. As a technologist and entrepreneur, he: founded Dobility, Inc., which produces SurveyCTO, an electronic data collection platform used worldwide by leading researchers and evaluation... Read More →
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Lindo Simelane

Growth and Marketing Associate, Dobility, Inc. | SurveyCTO
I have a passion for international development and research. I am always looking for opportunities to learn about innovative approaches to research and data collection in the international development and the ICT4D & Tech4dev space.

Friday September 6, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Balcony D FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC
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