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Go live with new SMS-based mobile reporting

TransparentAid has been working with Khaliben Konsult in Northern Nigeria on a system to improve conflict reportingWe moved from a voice-based system to an SMS-based system in early 2013 and, after a successful pilot in Sokoto, Nigeria and  a workshop in September 2013, the system is now live.  We are using the Datawinners platform to manage the sending of data and also questionnaire set up and data analysis.For more on Datawinners please see their

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Conflict Reporting Information System (CRIS) workhop in Sokoto
R.I.P Voice-based reporting (for now)

Darn! after much effort, countless workshops and a crack team of Asterisk developers our voice-based mobile reporting system has been kibboshed by the Nigerian networks.The local mobile networks are just not reliable enough so we're no hunting around for a more reliable system

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Managing citizen outreach campaigns
Participant at a Mobile communications for development workshop

Traditional ways to get your message out to target communities such as radio, TV and news media campaigns are great but can be expensive and ineffective. TransparentAID offers a suite of SMS, voice and online tools to allow measurable, targeted and cost-effective communications campaigns. Features include citizen reporting mechanisms and social networking that improve project awareness and stakeholder involvement. Donors can see exactly who has received

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Conflict reporting and incident mapping tools
Conflict reporting system

The TransparentAid team has designed a framework for conflict monitoring and reporting and we are currently developing a system that enables: Mobile incident reporting - ability to report incidents via their mobile phones and to capture rich voice testimonies from the field on mediation activities. Conflict mapping – the ability to map incidents to allow quick analysis of incident hot spots and escalation. Group communications – to enable rapid

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Monitoring and evaluation
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TransparentAid helps donors get validated, rich and managed feedback from aid beneficiaries on the effectiveness of aid spending. Donors and international aid agencies are facing increasing pressure to show clear evidence that their programmes are having a positive and sustainable impact on target beneficiaries. However, current approaches to impact assessment are ineffective because: - Traditional monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are post hoc

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Interview with CNN
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Lai Yahaya, one of the TransparentAid founders, on CNN talking about how to make aid more effective.

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Mobile reporting system for community paralegals
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For more than a decade, Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBS) has maintained a successful partnership with the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Center (CIRDDOC) in Nigeria, principally through CIRDOCC’s implementation of the project titled “Gender Equity and Good Governance”. The project, which seeks generally to promote human rights, gender equality and good governance at the local level, has evolved beyond its early incarnation as effectively

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Assessment of Conflict Prevention and Resolution Project – Khaliben Konsult
Mobile data capture workshop in Enugu May 2012

Politically and economically disenfranchised, there appears to be a growing frustration in Northern Nigeria over resource allocation, the religious divide and the continued domination of the Christian south. Against this backdrop the Heinrich Boll Foundation (HBS) in Nigeria  is funding the peace building activities of Khaliben Konsult, a civil society organisation founded in 2002. Khaliben’s activities centre on conflict resolution and peace-building

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Voice reporting workshop in Sokoto
Local beneficiaries in a village in Enugu, Nigeria

TransparentAid will be holding a voice-reporting workshop with 50 female peace keepers in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria.

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