● Design & Strategy
We work closely with your team to identify needs from the ground-up, explore possible ICT-based solutions, and design strategies for learning-based implementation. The sustainability of olutions is a key factor that drives our design and we work with you to develop needed partnerships and execution strategies to achieve that goal. To achieve this, we rely on human-centered, bottom up design of interventions. Our process is in three phases, with room for iterations to incorporate learnings at every stage. (diagram with keyword-based descriptions of Discover, Ideate and Field Test phases) This adaptive process and an agile management methodology help us navigate the complexity of development challenges to design and strategize sustainable solutions together
● Customized Solution Development
We develop solutions customized to your needs based on open source software and platforms wherever possible to minimize costs. (diagram of the software development lifecycle process)
● Ready-to-deploy Solutions
Wherever relevant, we use off-the-shelf solutions that we have developed for quick deployment and minimization of upfront costs. The solutions you can choose from are the following:
Expert m-Consultation Service – Bring expertise to the field Patient Record Management System for Clinics Field-level Data Collection and Dynamic Visualization – Understand data and get it fast
IVR-based data collection – Bridge the gap with smart two-way communication Citizen Reporting Platform – Empower citizens, enable action e-Learning System with automated assessments and certifications – Liberate learning, build capacity Smart agro content management – Make agro knowledge universal
● Implementation and Change Management
We work with your operational and leadership team members to design and execute an implementation plan that creates ownership among various layers of management from the start. Our capacity building programs are comprehensive and are designed to go beyond the training session to drive innovation and change in the way people think about and use ICT to their benefits.
● Expert m-Consultation Service: Bring expertise to the field
Expert services are concentrated in urban areas or within specific communities. Their advice is often not accessible or time consuming to obtain, while reliance on local service providers can lead to misinformed actions. Our solutions connect rural and hard-to-reach communities with experts located in urban areas in real-time. This ensures expert feedback quickly via tele-services and recommendations that are based on most current knowledge. Examples of implementation of this solution:
● Patient Record Management System for Clinics
Examples of implementation of this solution:
● Field-level data Collection and Dynamic Visualization:
Understand data and get it fast Digitized data from different sources are often not available on demand. The data is often not presented in a format that facilitates decision-making. These solutions allow you to capture data in real-time from different sources, using mobile or tablet-based devices and optimized forms. With visualizations that adjust and adapt to their needs, different layers of users will view customized information. The platforms enable data comparison from different sources, allowing you to improve accountability and decision-making within your programme. Examples of implementation of this solution:
With the goal of graduating 200,000 households out of poverty, SHIREE brought together over 40 partner NGOs to the task. We built a strong central MEAL system to monitor and track the progress towards graduation out of poverty, target interventions and make resource allocation decisions. The system was used by 1200 field workers to collect data from 250,000 households every month.
Crop Statistics Module is a mobile application that allows agriculture extension agent to capture crop cultivation statistics to ensure accurate granular level information on crop yields. Originally part of the large ICT interventions bundle in the USAID Agriculture Extension Project, Crop Statistics showed potential use in understanding crop yields and trends. This data could help governments gauge food security status of communities and adjust support as per needs.
● IVR-based data collection: Bridge the gap with smart two-way communication
Empower your beneficiaries as agents of change – deploy smart voice & SMS based beneficiary engagement solutions where people will proactively send data and information by interacting with an automated interface. Design and customize the questionnaire to meet programme needs and make your data generation and field learning process more efficient. Our mGage solutions can also be used to disseminate programme information and notifications that can be customized to the needs of your participants. With uses across domains – from emergency response, antenatal and child health care, to farming tips – IVR solutions allow you and your beneficiaries to connect and share easily. Examples of implementation of this solution:
– IEDCR example
● Citizen Reporting Platform: Empower citizens, enable action
Improve community resilience by empowering your beneficiaries. Engage citizens in decision-making processes directly via targeted and personalized text and multimedia. Your beneficiaries can provide direct feedback through multiple channels to trigger and catalyze timely actions and response from the programme. The solution allows you to deliver messages and directives as information becomes available. Examples of implementation of this solution:
● e-Learning System with automated assessments and certifications: Liberate learning, build capacity
Go beyond training manuals, refresher meetings and exams – empower your staff, field workers and beneficiaries with interactive, self-monitored and self-administrated learning portals. Our e-Learning solutions incorporate automated assessments and certifications to widen the scope and effectiveness of your programme. Examples of implementation of this solution:
● Smart agro content management: Make agro knowledge universal
Take expert, updated research and information to the grassroots – bridge the digital divide by making knowledge accessible with our smart content management solutions. Agriculture extension agents, input sellers and field workers are able to connect directly to an organized bank updated with the latest and most relevant research findings to improve farmer productivity and solve problems in the field. Examples of implementation of this solution:
Tilapia Cultivation Trainer was developed in collaboration with ACDI/VOCA. We transformed flip chart-based trainings on cultivation of tilapia, ducks, goats, chickens and vegetables into an interactive mobile app and a portable projector powered teaching session. We also developed a series of farmer training videos on specific topics that are shown during training sessions and can be transferred to beneficiary phones right after trainings so they can review the trainings and spread the information through their community.