Initiated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 12, RESOURCEGov Team conducted Open Data Kit (ODK) Training for the Areas-Based Standard Network (ABSNET) South Cotabato Cluster on July 30, 2019 at Hotel 105, Koronadal City. The training aims to help the network make their own profiling and monitoring forms in the ODK System for easier data collection and consolidation. The 19 participants (Male 4, Female 15) were from DSWD 12 and the member non-government organizations (NGOs) and people organizations (POs) including the project team. ABSNET is a network of non-government organizations, people organizations and local government units licensed and accredited by the DSWD.
ABSNET Regional President Ms. Ann Rabang gave the welcome address encouraging for the members to help other NGOs and POs to get their DSWD license and be part of the united network to work as partners of the LGUs. Project Manager Mr. Roel Ian P. Blanker presented the project overview and started the training proper. He guided the participants throughout the Build-Collect-Aggregate process to generate their own ODK-based forms. The challenge during the training was the very slow internet connection of the hotel, thus, instead of presenting their outputs, Mr. Blanker asked the participants about their impression of the ODK System and of the training. Most of the participants commented that the system will be very useful for their respective organizations in terms of monitoring. They also said that the training is very informative.