Mobile Data Collection using Mobile Phones

Dear Colleague,

Have you always wanted to learn how to collect data using mobile phones?

We take this opportunity to invite you to our upcoming 5 days training course on Mobile Data Collection Using ODK in Nairobi Kenya.

Become intimately familiar with all the four components of mobile data collection: data collection, hosting, visualization and analysis. This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to set up and manage mobile data collection platforms using ODK, KoBo Toolbox and Magpi.

Target Participants

This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies. No prior knowledge of ODK, KoBo Toolbox or Magpi is required.

Course Details & Registration

Course Objectives

This course will take participants through the tools, techniques, and technologies for data collection using mobile phones and devices.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Digitize/transform questionnaire into mobile compatible formats.
  2. Set up a cloud server for survey data hosting.
  3. Configure mobile phones/devices for data collection.
  4. Collect data offline (Without internet connection).
  5. Upload data to a cloud server.
  6. Visualize and analyze data online.
  7. Download data for analysis.
  8. Develop maps from survey data.

Software and platforms to be covered

  • ODK – Open Data Kit
  • KoBoToolbox
  • Magpi
  • QGIS
  • Microsoft Excel

Course Fees

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, accommodation and airport transfer costs.

Tailor Made Course

These courses can also be tailored for an organization. This way, an organization will benefit by:

  • Using own datasets and tools during the training.
  • Being able to choose areas of interest they wish the trainer to put more emphasis on.
  • Taking the course in-house or at a venue of choice.

Mobile Data Collection Consultancies

Are you planning to collect data using mobile devices?

We will help you setup and implement a mobile based data collection platform.

We will digitize your questionnaires, set up a data hosting platform, calibrate your mobile devices and support you during and after data collection.

We have extensive knowledge and working experience in ODK, KoBo Toolbox, Open HDSS, CSPro for Mobile, Open MRS, Epi Info, Ena, Magpi,, Survey CTO amongst other tools.

Joint Bids and Sub-Contracting

We are available for joint bids and sub-contracting for assignments such as market studies & surveys, baseline studies, mid-term evaluations, end-term evaluations and any other scientific studies.

We will bring in our expertise to set up a mobile data collection platform, oversee, administer and manage the data collection exercise.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +254 706909947
Website :

Kind Regards.
Jeff Karani.
Team Leader.
Tech for Development
Innovation for impact