Community Lead and Managed  Data Collection

The Ekokwa , Empowering the Champions Program

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called." ~ Buckminster Fuller ~

In a globally connected world, driven by an every expanding base of  low cost smart phones, the power to  create positive change  is shifting to the individual with energy, passion, purpose and the desire to   make a difference.  In the old  world, governments  and large NGO’s  had the money and the  infrastructure to take on  large  data gathering projects, and mostly in a very inefficient manner. This model  focused on the organization to purchase a solution and hire people to manage it.  This process can take a longtime, it is very expensive and little benefit  goes to the people not to  the  community champions who understand the problem and have  the  skills to  solve the problem and bring a team together to  help.    The people with the passion and the knowledge, generally do not have the  funds  or the expertise to build, support and deploy  complex  data gathering  solutions that will attract the interest of  government and NGO's looking to  solve the problem.

History has taught us that, high value efficient solutions  win  and with the high cost of creating custom data collection platforms, the high cost of bringing in outside personnel to collect data,   there is room for a new model.  With efficient tools capable of collecting any  type of data, in the hands of inspired and empowered local people, anything is possible and the game  can be shifted forever. Local people  crowd sourcing   the data needed for  all groups who require  realtime accurate data, is  the  way to go and best of all,  it creates real opportunity for the local people. 

We recognize this and  we have built  the Ekokwa  platform that allows all experts,  champions and community members  to easily and effectively  deliver  realtime data solutions that allow all they want to join them to join in.  . We simply believe that crowd sourced data collection holds the key to allowing any and all groups with passion to create positive change in an empowered  manner, while creating  incredible opportunity for local people.  Together, government, NGO's, skilled and ordinary people, with the right  data  deliverd in a timely manner,  can solve any problem.

We always hear that Big Data is the driver of the new economy, but to  build Big Data, you need a lot of money and a lot of people  coming on board before anything happens. We  believe  it is Small  Crowd Sourced Data   driven by  inspired individuals and organizations  who   clearly articulate  the problem and  gather the  needed data to support and justify the action.   For thousands of years,   ordinary people have taken on large problems and solved them in a very efficient way. We believe that by embracing proven models that have stood the test of time, using low cost efficient smartphones and an  App platform capable of scaling and gathering any kind of data, the pieces are there for  wholesale change across the entire planet.

The Karamojong have  over  the years developed a very efficient  model to gather, distribute and make decisions locally, we simply  lerned from this process and we have moved it to  the App world to allow it to easily scale.

For large organizations and NGO's, you can get the data you need quickly accuratley and at very little  cost in a timely manner.

For local community members, gathering data is a  great opportunity and job creator, plus with better data, better decisions can be made.
Once the skills have been learned, the program can easily be used to collect any data across any subject matter.

At Karamoja.org the Ekokwa data collection  platform is a key piece to  our Common Sense Approach of Capacity Building and  creating new opportunity and value for the people.  Please visit ekokwa.com for more information.

More more information, please contact  pat@karamoja.org

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