Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ONA and KoBoToolbox

Course Name: Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ONA and KoBoToolbox

Venue: Tech for Development Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Event Date: 23rd to 27th December 2019

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

Registration: Register online

Tech For Development-T4D would like to invite you to a high impact Training Course in Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ONA and KoBoToolbox to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 23rd to 27th December 2019.

Why T4D?

We are an international training, capacity building and tech solutions organization that offers tech solutions, scheduled and tailor made training and capacity building solutions to individuals and development agencies in Africa and around the world.

We provide our training programs with a capacity-building goal, so as to ensure that, our training programs contribute to sustainable change.


Data collection has always been an integral part of development work. In the past, this task was performed with paper and pen, which made it prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs.

ICT tools such as mobile devices and software that allows users to create surveys, collect, manage and upload data to storage facilities in real-time, have reduced the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection.

If you have always wanted to learn how to collect, manage and analyze project data using mobile devices, this training course is for you.

Who should attend?

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

Course objectives

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.

Course content

Module I


  • Introduction to KoBo Toolbox and Ona

  • Types of questions

  • Data types for each question.

  • Questionnaire logic

Module II

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

  • GPS

  • Images

  • Audio

  • Videos

  • Data referencing

  • Cascading select

  • Metadata

Module III

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

Module IV

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

Module V

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


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

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


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate of participation.

Training venue

The training is residential and will be held at T4D Training Centre in Westlands Nairobi, Kenya. The course fees cover the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

Tailor- made

We can also tailor-make our courses for you. This way, you/your organization will benefit by:

  • Using own 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

For further inquiries, please contact us on details below:

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: +254 (0) 729166479


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email: [email protected]

Mobile Number: +254 706909947

Training fee

The course fee is KES 75,000.00 or USD 1,100.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.


Payment should be transferred to Tech For Development - T4D account through bank on or before the course starting date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

Cancellation policy

  1. Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  2. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

  3. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.


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Contact information

Tel: +254 706909947
Email: [email protected]

Kind regards.

Kelvin K. Mwangi
Customer Relationship Officer,
Tech For Development.
Innovation for impact