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Friday, September 6 • 12:45pm - 12:50pm
Lessons from 'Aqoonta': Delivering a Digital Third-Party Monitoring Platform

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In this talk, we will present Integrity's work to implement ‘Aqoonta’, a web-based platform for DFID’s Learning and Monitoring Program – Somalia (LAMPS, 2016-2020). The LAMPS program verifies DFID Somalia’s Governance, Health, and Economic Development portfolios to improve DFID’s understanding of how the activities it funds are performing, the challenges faced, and ways to identify, mitigate and learn from risks affecting programming. Integrity and partners developed Aqoonta (Somali for “knowledge”) – as a space where DFID and partners interact with concise, visual LAMPS reports, photographs, management dashboards and learning resources. Aqoonta is a vehicle through which DFID and its implementing partners can learn from and improve their delivery. This talk will outline lessons learned through all stages of Aqoonta’s life, challenges during the process. Participants will gain an understanding of how even in challenging contexts such as Somalia, digital solutions can support efficient processes in monitoring, evaluation, and learning provided they follow an agile methodology and are grounded in a strong understanding of users, context, and needs.


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 →

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 →

Friday September 6, 2019 12:45pm - 12:50pm EDT
Academy Hall FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC
  Tech and Traditional MERL, Lightning Talk
  • session type Plenary Talk