No Internet Connection? No Problem: Collecting Mobile Data in Rural Communities

July 8, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
No Internet Connection? No Problem: Collecting Mobile Data in Rural Communities

Throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America, Hunger Project programs operate in rural and sometimes remote communities. Since we began monitoring programs using cutting-edge mobile technology, areas without internet connection have posed a challenge for our committed Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team.

To meet these challenges, The Hunger Project has implemented the ThungerPlug®.

ThungerPlug® is a compact device that runs the server of iFormBuilder (the cloud-based mobile data collection platform that we use to monitor programs) without an internet connection. ThungerPlug® allows local Hunger Project staff to capture, sync and view data without requiring internet access.

The device essentially acts as a local area network that, when within 50 meters, will sync data from any assigned mobile device. The data is then stored locally on the ThungerPlug®, which frees up space on the mobile devices collecting data. ThungerPlug® then compacts the data allowing shorter transmission time of the data to the server once plugged into an ethernet outlet.

Moreover, ThungerPlug® allows data to be uploaded to a local cloud system. This means that enumerator teams can view, analyze and discuss the data collected on a daily basis to make adjustments, as needed, and to strategize.

To date, The Hunger Project has piloted the device in Senegal and Uganda. We are looking forward to scaling up the use of ThungerPlug® in the field over the coming months.

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THP-Bangladesh Organizes Human Chain for One Billion Rising

February 20, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
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Up to 70% of women experience physical violence in their lifetime. On February 14, 2013, The Hunger Project Bangladesh stood up with others around the world to protest the violence as a part of One Billion Rising. Read about their protest in Dhaka.

One Billion Rising: How The Hunger Project Rose Up Against Violence for Valentine's Day

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Violence against women is a serious public health issue that has received recent attention with cases surfacing around the world, particularly in India, Bangladesh and Turkey. In response and protest, activists came together on February 14th, 2013 to raise a global voice in a movement called One Billion Rising. The Hunger Project staff around the world took part and sent in these stories! Rise up!

The Washington Weekly - February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013 by John Coonrod
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: New Action Item! THP Rises to Halt Gender Based Violence; Obama Plugs Development; Post-2015 Update From Monrovia; Upcoming Events

One Billion Rising: Demanding An End To Violence Against Women

February 13, 2013 by Communications Intern
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Violence against women is a serious public health issue that has received recent attention with cases surfacing around the world, particularly in India, Bangladesh and Turkey. In response and protest, activists are coming together to raise a global voice this Valentine's Day in a movement called One Billion Rising. The Hunger Project strongly believes it is important to take part in this movement and to take a stand for the 1 in 3 women who are raped or beaten in their lifetime. As an organization, we will take part in a One Billion Rising events around the world. If you, too, believe these women deserve to be heard, JOIN US!

The Washington Weekly - February 5, 2013

February 5, 2013 by John Coonrod
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: Take this Advocacy Survey now! Also, Crusade Against Hunger in Mexico; Obama strengthens commitment to gender; New Briefing Book Available; Post-2015 High-Level Panel; and a reminder about One Billion Rising.

An Investor's Viewpoint: Leadership in Unlikely Places

January 24, 2013 by Communications Intern
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Emma Isaacs, CEO and “Chief Chick” of Business Chicks, a national community for women in business, writes about her unforgettable experience in Uganda for the Business Chicks Immersion and Leadership Program. Emma and her fellow members of Business Chicks plan to continue working with THP-Australia on creating a brighter and more empowering future for the people of Bangladesh and Uganda in the years to come.

The Washington Weekly - January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013 by John Coonrod
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: Local democracy in India and Bangladesh;spotlighting what works; the people's voice and major reports in post-2015 development goals; and One Billion Rising to halt gender-based violence.

The Washington Weekly - January 7, 2013

January 7, 2013 by John Coonrod
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, is in Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: Debriefing 2012 and Launching 2013, Halting Gender Based Violence, Local Democracy Consultation in India, President Obama appoints Global Development Council

Top 10 Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty During 2012

December 20, 2012 by John Coonrod
Woman partner at Ndereppe Epicenter in Senegal runs her own community story - Top 10 Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty in 2012
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, brings you the top 10 trends in ending hunger and poverty during 2012!
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