Somalia

Mobile Technology

Information Management and the Digital Platform

In order to improve the accountability of the Shelter partners and to ensure an efficient system of information sharing, the Shelter Cluster decided to provide a web-platform as a service to all its partners through the use of mobile technology. In the last quarter of 2013, the Shelter Cluster piloted this initiative with mFieldwork. The mFieldwork digital platform is provided as a service to the wider shelter community who can use it for their own programming purposes. The system is built on flexibility to provide different degrees of permissions that control what users can see and do.​ 

Shelter Cluster has been able to roll out the use of mobile technology in most regions of Somalia. The tool has furthermore proven that it increases the engagement in-between regional and national level.

Shelter Cluster has used the digital platform to collect data for the following purposes:

  • Infrastructure mapping exercises: a total of more than 15 urban centers have been mapped out since March 2014
  • Initial Rapid Needs Assessments: Shelter Cluster piloted the SIRNA in Mahaday in December 2014
  • 4W Matrix: Since January 2015, all 4W data is collected through mobile technology
  • Post-Distribution Monitoring: In more than 5 locations, INTERSOS has rolled out this third party monitoring through mobile technology
  • Ad hoc surveys: ARC in Kismaayo has used the technology for joint shelter and protection needs assessments
  • Tri-Cluster REACH assessment: REACH has used the technology since mid-2013 for all data collection
  • Pre-eviction assessment tool: Shelter Cluster provided support to UNHCR protection unit in rolling out pre-eviction assessments in Kismaayo and Mogadishu
  • Pre/post survey data: During the training/workshop in April 2015, Shelter Cluster collected all feedback through mobile technology

The Shelter Cluster is intending to increase the use of the digital platform and is planning to develop new tools specifically looking at improved monitoring and evaluation methodologies. Over time, the platform will form a historical library of all shelter and mapping related information regarding Somalia.​​

      mFieldwork is a social enterprise supporting humanitarian organizations to make a transition from paper-based data collection to digital data capture and information management processes in difficult to access areas. mFieldwork was founded in 2012 and has worked extensively in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. Please contact info@mfieldwork.com for more information or visit the mFieldwork website at mFieldwork.

 

 

Documents (16)

Document title Size Date
12052016 Mapping Report Baidoa_INTERSOS May 2016

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  • IM reports and analysis
  • Maps and GIS
  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
[ 0.56M ] PDF 2016 10 21
Fact sheet September 2016 Description: Focus story on the shelter cluster refugee returnees response strategy

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  • Communications Messaging
  • IM reports and analysis
  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
  • Situation Report
[ 0.53M ] PDF 2016 10 15
Fact sheet August 2016 Description: The focus story is on Workshop on Sustainable Shelter Solutions for Somalia cinducted in Nairobi...

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  • Communications Messaging
  • IM reports and analysis
  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
  • Situation Report
[ 0.39M ] PDF 2016 09 15
Fact sheet July 2016 Description: Focus story on 2016 Lyon Conference on Earthern Architecture which is the twelfth in a series of...

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  • Communications Messaging
  • IM reports and analysis
  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
  • Situation Report
[ 0.29M ] PDF 2016 08 15
Fact sheet June 2016 Description: Focus story on World vision pilot shelter project in Dollow illustrating the idea of "Beneficiary...

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  • Communications Messaging
  • IM reports and analysis
  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
  • Situation Report
[ 0.53M ] PDF 2016 07 15
Fact sheet May 2016 Description: Focus story on the effects of Beletweyne floods

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  • Communications Messaging
  • IM reports and analysis
  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
  • Situation Report
[ 0.62M ] PDF 2016 06 15
Fact sheet April 2016 Description: Focus story on the overview of sustainable shelter solutions looking at Kismayo Shelter pilots

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  • Communications Messaging
  • IM reports and analysis
  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
  • Situation Report
[ 0.44M ] PDF 2016 05 15
4W Questionnaire Explained Description: 4W Questionnaire Explained in Diagrams

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  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
[ 3.84M ] PDF 2015 03 04
4W Shelter Cluster Questions Description: 4W Shelter Cluster Questions

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  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
[ 0.05M ] PDF 2014 12 31
4W Training Presentation Description: 4W Training Presentation

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  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
[ 1.10M ] PPTX 2014 12 19
4W Matrix Guidance Note Description: 4W Matrix Guidance Note

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  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
[ 0.07M ] DOC 2014 12 19
4W Example and Case Study Description: Reporting on activities: CASE STUDY BOSSASO

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  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
[ 0.04M ] XLS 2014 12 12
User Management Shelter Cluster Platform Presentation Description: ​Powerpoint presentation User Management Shelter Cluster platform V3 - October 2014

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  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
[ 0.88M ] PPTX 2014 10 01
User Management Shelter Cluster Platform Presentation Description: ​Powerpoint presentation on the user management Shelter Cluster platform V2 - August 2014

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  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
[ 0.58M ] PPTX 2014 08 25
Digital Platform Concept Note SC Description: UNHCR Programme Unit ​- Concept note for Digital platform, Shelter Cluster

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  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
[ 0.07M ] PDF 2013 11 12
Mobile Application User Manual for Mfieldwork Description: Mfieldwork Mobile Application Documentation - User Manual

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  • Reporting Tools and Guidance
[ 1.56M ] PDF 2013 07 29