Partners in Relief and Development (PaRD-SL) have conducted training for eight of their field staff in the use of smart phone to register beneficiaries of the Youth Employment Support Project funded by the World Bank.
Earlier in the year PaRD-SL certified some 1,390 rural youths after successfully completing training in value addition and food processing in eight districts.
The use of the smart phone is to ensure that detailed data is available and accessible to all partners and the general public through designed software in Smart Mobile.
The registration covers personal details of the beneficiaries including photos, contact details and location.
The data is captured by GPS and relayed to all parts of the globe.
The training facilitator from the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of World Bank Andrea Martin explained about collection of data by using smart phone on the field.
The details of the data he said will be available to all users of the device.
Samantha Szaldiva who was also a facilitator of the training said this initiative is to ensure proper data is in place about the beneficiaries of the project.
Peter Kargbo Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of PaRD said the phones will help his unit and other partners to get instant information about the status of the youth project in their areas of operation without wasting time.
Director of PaRD-SL Mahmoud Kargbo said the use of modern technology in the registration process of youths is aimed at ensuring transparency and accountability in the project implementation.
Monday April 14, 2014