The RESOURCEGov 2 Project had another opportunity to share the project interventions to the 1st Congressional District of South Cotabato led by Hon. Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles on January 22, 2020. Represented by the project manager Mr. Roel Ian Blanker, the meeting with Mr. Malvin Hatulan and their staff was all about exploring the potentials of the Open Data Kit (ODK) system in addressing the project monitoring issues in the district which covers General Santos City and the municipalities of Polomolok, Tupi and Tampakan. The ODK orientation led to various possible uses of ODK such as profiling, mapping and other data collection requirements of the congressional district. As to date, there are no systems yet tailored to the data gathering needs of the district office. Both parties agreed to conduct a two-day ODK training workshop on February 7-8, 2020.
Cong. Nograles during her previous term as the Vice-Mayor of General Santos City is a project partner under the Legislative Information Tracking System (LITS) intervention. The same team responsible for the implementation of LITS will be trained with ODK.