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Last Mile Mobile Solutions: Innovations in Humanitarian Interventions Presented By: Richard Lankas World Vision International - FPMG.

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1 Last Mile Mobile Solutions: Innovations in Humanitarian Interventions Presented By: Richard Lankas World Vision International - FPMG

2 Introduction Food aid: the most dominant form of humanitarian action in emergencies Greater pressure for accountability: official public donors, private donors and beneficiaries Efforts to introduce innovative practices (ie: cash programming) are limited by lack of suitable systems (ie: cash delivery systems) Slide 2

3 Field Realities Slide 3

4 Current Practices Field operations: manually intensive Challenges in capturing data (missing data, legibility, validity) Reporting: Failure/limits to leverage data for timely & detailed analysis Difficulties in sharing & integrating data (within and between organizations) Slide 4

5 The Case For Change Significant delays verifying & processing beneficiaries and in distributing assets Reliance on paper-based system: slow & error- prone Improve on accountability Automated processes do not extend to the Last Mile Leveraging greater interagency collaboration Slide 5

6 What is LMMS? Mobile technology solution At the last mile of humanitarian programming: between NGOs and end-beneficiaries Increases the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability in: o Beneficiary data management o Commodity distribution o Reporting processes Slide 6

7 Whats Changed? All data is collected once in digital format on mobile devices Handle new data types - pictures, geo-data, SMS Photo verification Automated processes - calculations of rations due, tracking incoming/outgoing stock Real/Near-real time updates Capacity to run queries and generate reports immediately Slide 7

8 LMMS Deployments Slide 8

9 LMMS Delivers Aid + Results Mobile technology solutions can work in humanitarian contexts and can deliver significant benefits to business units and clients alike o Reduced time and cost o Improved data quality o Enhanced service delivery Slide 9

10 Thanks! Questions? Clarifications? Slide 10

11 Contact Information Jay Narhan LMMS Program Coordinator, WVC jay_narhan@worldvision.ca Thabani Maphosa Global Director – FPMG thabani_maphosa@wvi.org Otto Farkas Director, HEA-RDCI, WVC otto_farkas@worldvision.ca Richard Lankas Field Support & Developer, FPMG richard_lankas@wvi.org Ben Tshin LMMS Program Officer, WVC ben_tshin@worldvision.ca Slide 11


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