Kenya

Mobile phones for better information collection

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MARALAL [ACTED News] - With the support of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), ACTED began implementing in mid-December an innovative mapping system using mobile phones to collect key information on water points, which will be made accessible to the public through an interactive, web-based map. The workshop brought together key district-level stakeholders in water and sanitation of Kenya's Samburu County and East Pokot District, who gave feedback on the project and highlighted how the data will enable more accurate needs and vulnerability assessments, and improve policy and development planning in the region.