Mobile Based Data Collection For M&E Using ONA and KoBo Toolbox.

Dear All,


Tech For Development -T4D would like to invite you to a high impact Training Course in Mobile Based Data Collection For M&E Using ONA and KoBo Toolbox to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 21st to 25th Oct,2019

Event Information

Course Name: Mobile Based Data Collection For M&E Using ONA and KoBo Toolbox.

Venue: Tech for Development Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Event Date: 21st to 25th Oct,2019

Course Fee: KES 75,000 OR USD 1,100

Online Registration: Register here


This instructor led training course will be delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work.

The course will give participants an in-depth understanding of both and KoBo Toolbox. 90% of the five days includes hands-on instructor led practical lessons.

Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. Participants should be reasonably proficient in English


The course is designed for representatives from government, project teams, NGOs, multi and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, that are typically employed as project managers and directors, M&E specialists, technical specialists, and researchers.


This training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English and have an understanding of basic ICT concepts.


5 Days


The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to gather data for project/programme outcomes to stakeholders using innovative Mobile data gathering tools.

At the end of the course, you will become familiar with using ICT tools and methods to conduct data collection, statistical analysis, and reporting.



Introduction to KoBo Toolbox and Ona

Types of questions

Data types for each question.

Questionnaire logic

Survey Authoring using KoBo Toolbox and Ona web Form builders

Introduction to survey authoring

Advanced survey authoring

Single/Multiple response questions

Repeat questions

Skip logic and patterns

Group questions





Data referencing

Cascading select


Survey data hosting

Survey data hosting using KoBoToolbox

Survey data hosting using Ona

Account management

Account management and setting in KoBo toolbox

Account management and setting in Ona

Data management and analysis

Data Analysis and Visualization using KoBoToolbox

Data Analysis and Visualization using Ona

XLSForm Authoring

Notes and dates.

Multiple choice Questions.

Multiple Language Support.

Hints, metadata and more.

Conditional Survey Branching.

Required questions

Constraining responses

Skip: Asking Relevant questions

The specify (other)

Grouping questions.

Skipping many questions at once (Skipping a section)

Repeating a set of questions.

Special formatting.

Making dynamic calculations.

Survey Styling and formatting – Working with the appearance column.

Working with media files.

Cascading select

External selects

Data Collection

KoBo Collect installation and configuration.

ODK Collect installation and configuration.

Downloading forms into the mobile devices.

Collecting data using KoBo Collect and ODK Collect

Spatial Mapping

Introduction to GIS

Working with Spatial data (GPS Coordinates)

Introduction to Fusion Table

Exporting GPS Coordinates (Google maps) to Fusion tables

Exporting data to Fusion tables using QGIS

Converting data to shape files

Choice of Platform

Discussion on the Choice of Platform

Integrating Mobile Data Collection tools into projects

Action plan

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Tailor-made training

This training course can also be tailored for your organization. This way, your organization will benefit by:

Using own datasets and tools during the training.

Being able to choose areas of interest you wish the trainer to put more emphasis on.

Taking the course in-house or at a venue of choice.

Cutting on the cost of transport and accommodation.


Kindly visit this link to see video and photo testimonials of our previous training events.


Need more information? Kindly visit this link to see answers to frequently asked questions.

How to participate

Register as individual

Contact information

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +254 706909947

Kind regards.
Rose Muthoni,
Customer Relationship Officer,
Tech For Development
Innovation for impact