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Training on

Digital data collection and analysis using KoBoToolbox

Programmes

Atmosphere

Venue

ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date & Time

29 July 2022 to 31 July 2022

Contact

Sugat Bajracharya

About the training

We are organising this training on the use of KoBoToolbox – a digital data collection tool for quantitative surveys – to help partners build capacity in the use of digital data collection for acquiring air pollution data. Representatives from our partner organisations – CEDAR (India) and Science Connect (Bangladesh) – will participate in this training. KoBoToolbox is a suite of tools for field data collecting for use by researchers and humanitarian agencies and has received funding from USAID, UNOCHA, and IRC. It is a free and open-source software which has a very easy-to-use graphic user interface. This platform is especially helpful in data collection in humanitarian emergencies and other challenging environments to address urgent data collection needs. It is a one-stop solution for collecting, analysing, and managing data acquired from the field.

The training participants are using this tool in Chittagong and Dehradun to collect digital data on perception and impacts of air pollution among vulnerable occupation groups.

 

Objective

The training aims to enhance the capacity of participants to use KoBoToolbox – a digital data collection tool for quantitative surveys.

 

Expected outcomes

This training is expected to enhance the capacity of participants in acquiring and analysing digital data on air pollution perceptions and impacts through KoBoToolbox. The training will help participants’ capacity for integrated and evidence-based policy and decision making, leading to air pollution mitigation for improved environmental and human health.

 

Background

In recent decades, the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region has been affected by rising emissions of air pollutants from urban, industrial, and rural sources. This has raised concerns about deteriorating air quality, impacts on health, and increasing stratospheric pollution above the Tibetan Plateau, among other issues of significance. Poor air quality is a major health concern in South Asia. With rapid urbanisation, it has significant consequences for large urban populations in the HKH region.

Since its establishment, our Atmosphere Watch Initiative has been working on measuring air pollution and has established air quality stations and climate observatories in Nepal and Bhutan in coordination with the national governments. Apart from measuring ambient air quality, we have also been conducting several field campaigns for estimating the exposure and impacts of air quality on human life.

 

Agenda

Time

Programme

10:00–10:15

Registration and introduction – Sugat Bajracharya, Socioeconomic Survey and Data Analyst, ICIMOD

10:15–10:45

Introduction to digital data collection: KoboToolbox/setting up KoBo account

10:45–11:00

Tea break

11:00–12:00

Building forms with KoBo: Hands-on training and practice

12:00–13:00

Individual project: Exercise on building forms

13:00–14:00

Lunch break

14:00–16:00

Deployment of forms/dummy data collection exercises/troubleshooting on issues

16:00–17:00

Troubleshooting/feedback

Time

Programme

10:00–10:45

Data visualization in KoBo – Sugat Bajracharya, Socioeconomic Survey and Data Analyst, ICIMOD

10:45–11:00

Tea break

11:00–12:00

Exporting data to perform data analysis/structure of data

12:00–13:00

Tabulations/analysis of data exported from KoBo

13:00–14:00

Lunch break

14:00–17:00

Tabulations and dealing with real field data

Time

Programme

09:00–09:15

Registration

09:15–10:00

Environmental justice: Protecting the vulnerable from air pollution – Amina Maharjan, Interim Theme Leader and Senior Specialist Livelihoods and Migration, ICIMOD

10:10–10:15

Q/A

10:15–10:30

Tea break

10:30–11:15

Just transition: Ensuring inclusive benefits and reducing unintended negative consequences on vulnerable groups – Sugat Bajracharya, Socioeconomic Survey and Data Analyst, ICIMOD

11:15–12:00

Interactive discussion on environmental justice and just transition aspects in air pollution – Amina Maharjan and Sugat Bajracharya, ICIMOD

12:00–17:00

Lunch break and exposure visit to Chandragiri

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