During the 90-minute webinar, the organizations shared lessons learned using ICT on the ground in a response environment. We were thrilled to hear from such an impressive array of actors, and truly impressed by how openly presenters discussed what worked — and what did not work — in their respective Ebola response and recovery efforts.
Sophie Roden, MercyCorps: Using Technology to Enhance Social Mobilization– Learning from MercyCorp’s Ebola Community Action Platform (ECAP) in Liberia
Listen to Sophie’s presentation to learn about the creative use of Facebook and WhatsApp groups to improve communication and coordination of field teams.
Jean-Martin Bauer, WFP: Mobile Vulnerability Analysis Mapping (mVAM)
Hear from Jean-Martin on the benefits and challenges of SMS surveys versus IVR calls for accurate and rapid data collection.
Paul Amendola, IRC: ICT Ebola Response
Paul discusses the importance of user-centered design in saving time and money, and improving efficacy of ICT in IRC’s Ebola response projects.
Meenal Pore, IBM Research: Africa: Towards a 2-way communication and analytics platform for emergency response and post-emergency recovery efforts in Sierra Leone
See how IBM Research is building EPiC dashboards to visualize EVD risk levels across Sierra Leone.
Amanda Puckett BenDor, IntraHealth: mHero: Connecting health workers and Ministries of Health
Learn how mHero was designed for interoperability from the start by “building on what’s already there”: DHIS2, iHRIS, RapidPro, and CommCare.
This webinar was the second of a two-part discussion, offered through a Grand Challenge Cooperative Agreement with USAID to expand the use of ICT for Ebola Response and Recovery, and support a growing consortium of organizations involved in the response.