Burkina Faso: Kobotool application training workshop for national actors

Ouagadougou, 27th June – 1st July, 2022 – The Permanent Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (SP/CNDD) in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a training workshop on the Kobotool box under Swedish funding. Twenty (20) executives from SP/CNDD have strengthened their capacities in the collection, processing and analysis of mobile data in the framework of Burkina Faso Measuring, Reporting and Verification System (MRV) project.

Combining theoretical and practical approach, the trainees learned and reinforced their knowledge and skills on: (i) the fundamentals of the mobile data collection system;(ii) the setting up of Kobo Collect application on smartphones and tablets; (iii) the design of online and XLS forms and their uploading on the Kobotool box Platform; (iv) the automation of the calculations in the digital collection forms; (v) the downloading of a questionnaire and the encoding of data using a tablet or a smartphone; (vi) data organization and collection; (vii) Monitoring and managing the database of collected and transferred data; (viii) the process of transferring the collected data to the Excel software; (ix) data analysis.

This is the second batch of national actors trained on Kobotool box application. Positive feedback on this tool was provided by 2021 beneficiaries through a survey organized with kobo tool. For most of the respondents to the survey: Kobotool is very practical for mobile data collection, monitoring and evaluation of projects. It is cost efficient and time saving. Kobotool can be used online as well offline. The information is automatically recorded and transmitted to the account via the Internet. Some of the respondents were able to train their colleagues on the tool.

Overall, this second batch of trained actors were satisfied with this training and they underlined that they will use the tool for data collection and analysis.