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Best Practices for Developing Internal Training Materials

Published on November 28, 2018, by Fay Candiliari

Compiling internal training materials for your staff or external partners can give stakeholders the confidence to fully participate in a new system. In this blog post, we have collected a number of great examples on training materials from ActivityInfo users, together with a few tips and tricks from our own team.

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The ActivityInfo User Conference 2018: A lot of insights on how the online M&E software assists coordination, planning and information management

Published on October 3, 2018, by Fay Candiliari

Just a few days ago the ActivityInfo team visited Jordan to host a two-day User Conference on ActivityInfo. The purpose of the User Conference was for the team to meet some of the users of ActivityInfo and to get the chance to discuss with them the way they use ActivityInfo as a software for Monitoring and Evaluation, the expectations they have from the tool and the ways it can be improved to assist humanitarians in Planning, Coordination, Data Collection and Data Analysis and Reporting.

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ActivityInfo brings together the entire humanitarian community in Iraq and in the IDP Crisis

Published on April 17, 2018, by Fay Candiliari

814 users across 100 organizations cooperate in monitoring data for the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2018 in Iraq using ActivityInfo to report their data. ActivityInfo facilitates the cooperation of a very big number of partners capturing data for the Humanitarian Response Plan in 2018. UNOCHA is leading the HRP. Big organisations and smaller NGOs report for the clusters of Education, Emergency Livelihoods, Health, MPC, RRM, SNFI and WASH.

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ActivityInfo User Conference 2018

Published on April 10, 2018, by Fay Candiliari

Following our first ActivityInfo User Conference in 2017 in Geneva, and driven by our desire to come closer to our users in the Middle-East as well, we are happy to announce the second ActivityInfo User Conference which will take place in Amman, Jordan in 26-27 September 2018.

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ActivityInfo is now available in Greek

Published on January 17, 2018, by Fay Candiliari

In our latest release, we added another language to the list of languages that ActivityInfo is available, reaching a total of nine languages.

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New data entry interface for new forms in ActivityInfo

Published on December 5, 2017, by Lucy Brinks

We have recently made quite a few changes to the ActivityInfo interface, from the new data entry interface for New forms (previously referred to as Beta forms) to being able to choose the data you wish to view and filter on. In this blog post we will explain how the new interface works.

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ActivityInfo user conference recap

Published on July 11, 2017, by Claudine Blokiau

We held our first user conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 15th, 2017. In this blog post we look back on a successful day and we share pictures and videos from the presentations and discussions during the conference.

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New ActivityInfo website is live

Published on June 30, 2017, by Maarten-Jan Kallen

The first ActivityInfo user conference also marked the launch of a completely redesigned website for ActivityInfo. Learn more about what has changed.

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First ActivityInfo user conference coming in June 2017

Published on April 1, 2017, by Claudine Blokiau

BeDataDriven is organising a one-day user conference for ActivityInfo Users on June 15th, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. Join our team to learn more about how people are using ActivityInfo and what we have planned for future releases.

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ActivityInfo 2017 user survey

Published on April 1, 2017, by Claudine Blokiau

Please take some time to complete our short online survey. We want to learn about your experiences using ActivityInfo so we can improve our services.

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Presenting version 2.9 of ActivityInfo

Published on August 27, 2015, by Léo Tremblay

We’ve been working over the past few months to prepare the ground work to meet both the needs of ActivityInfo’s growing user base as well as expand the system to support new use cases like integrated survey management and advanced statistical analysis.

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New: Monthly Sessions, sign up now

Published on October 28, 2014, by Claire Barnhoorn

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month an online Q&A session for current users and every 1st Tuesday of the month an online demonstration for new users, consultants, organisations and companies.

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Introducing Léo, new training material responsible

Published on October 24, 2014, by Léo Tremblay

Hi all, I'm Léo, the latest member to join the BeDataDriven team in The Hague. Before introducing myself, let me tell you about my role with the ActivityInfo project. Bonjour à tous, Je m'appelle Léo, je suis le tout dernier membre à joindre l'équipe de BeDataDriven ici à La Haye. Avant de me présenter, laissez-moi d'abord vous parler de mon rôle dans le projet ActivityInfo.

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Introducing our new Project Manager, Claire

Published on April 28, 2014, by Claire Barnhoorn

With a tenfold user increase over the last half year, our team is expanding. We would like to introduce Claire Barnhoorn, our new Project Manager. A short interview.

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Mandatory Indicators & Data Quality

Published on June 3, 2013, by Ralph Myers

Read about the new "Mandatory flag" for indicators and attributes in the Design View. This means that database designers can select the information that must be entered on a site by site basis before saving the record.

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Mali WASH Cluster Coordination with ActivityInfo

Published on May 31, 2013, by Alexander Bertram

The WASH cluster in Mali uses ActivityInfo as a space where WASH cluster partners can enter communal, shared information and data about their activities on the ground. Partners use on-line forms to enter data directly into the central database. This information is immediately available to the Cluster Coordinator.

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Mercy Corps simplifies GIS with ActivityInfo in Somalia

Published on May 31, 2013, by Alexander Bertram

Coordinating a complex project across multiple regions requires excellent data, especially for GIS purposes. ActivityInfo has helped Mercy Corps improve the quality of collected data and simplify map production.

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Madagascar Cluster Trainings

Published on May 7, 2013, by Alexander Bertram

BeDataDriven's Katie Inglis was on site in Madagascar to support the Madagascar Government and the cluster system to adopt ActivityInfo as their primary, unified, information system for cyclone response. Here is an archive of the training materials.

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Development Round Up

Published on March 25, 2013, by Alexander Bertram

A summary of development on ActivityInfo during the last few months.

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Published on March 5, 2013, by Alexander Bertram

Over the past six months, BeDataDriven has invested in improving the availability of, and we're pleased to see these efforts pay off with 99.99% availability over the past month.

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ActivityInfo in Madagascar

Published on February 28, 2013, by Alexander Bertram

ActivityInfo has been chosen as the basis of a common information system for emergency response in Madagascar. It will bring together the National Disaster Office and the cluster system to support needs assessment, coordination, and the monitoring & evaluation of emergency responses.

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ActivityInfo 2.6 released!

Published on May 13, 2012, by Alexander Bertram

We're happy to announce the release of ActivityInfo 2.6, which features a new dashboard and improvements to the reporting tools.

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