COUNTY TRAINS DATA COLLECTORS TO AID IN MAPPING FACILITIES.
County Government of Nandi under the Department of Finance and Economic Planning in collaboration with Open Institute, has trained data collectors drawn across the 30 wards.They will assist in mapping health and education facilities across the county, and the exercise will commence on Thursday and run for three days, utilizing the Sabasi Survey tool.
Sabasi is a survey tool that is used both on mobile and a desktop, that aids in simple data collection and is part of the greater ecosystem of Open County/Data Desk developed by Open Institute.
Speaking as he opened the one-day workshop for data collectors, the County Executive Member for Finance and Economic planning CPA Hillary Serem applauded the open institute for working closely with the County Government to develop a data desk which has helped in improving planning and decision-making in the County Government.
He also said that the Economic Planning Directorate uses data in their day-to-day operations to enhance the county’s reporting, performance and meet departmental goals.
Present at the meeting were Chief Officer Educational and Vocational Training Joseph Kipchumba, Open Institute Operations Director Benjamin Charagu, Head of Statistics Mercy Kogo amongst relevant department officers.