Allyson Krupar's Blog (5)

How to avoid computer infection while working with low-bandwidth/high rates of computer infection

Sitting in a Monitoring and Evaluation training at the Infectious Disease Institute in Kampala, I start typing up our group work on my computer. Being a fast typist, I knew this would be my contribution to the group as my fellow group members were M&E officers, statisticians, data managers and project managers. Mid-career Ugandan professionals. My ego was boosted by Margaret, my group mate’s unceasing compliments. Feeling confident, I grabbed her USB drive and unthinkingly plugged it…

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Added by Allyson Krupar on September 13, 2011 at 6:57am — No Comments

mHealth, e?

One of the cooler things I'm working on at IDI is an mHealth project. Pilot, of course. The running joke in Uganda is everything is a pilot, nothing is a program...we can unpack the implications of this joke on the entire development paradigm, but leave that for another post.  mHealth is the idea of using mobile devices, phones, smart phones, laptops, iPads, those things we use to call Palm Pilots, in order to send out information about health, encourage adherence, and survey… Continue

Added by Allyson Krupar on September 1, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Data Visualization in Uganda

I hopped on a boda after work on August 18 (I'm a bit behind the times in blogging) and rode for what seemed like forever from Mulago to Muyenga where eventually Ray and I found the Mountbatten office.…



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Added by Allyson Krupar on August 31, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Intellectual Property and NGO trainings

With any training program, remote or in person, global south or global north, issues of copyright and plagiarism abound. I have found some interesting resources about distance learning (specifically this one from 2002 and this one from 2007) that really talk about the issues of resources and barriers to access in sub-Saharan… Continue

Added by Allyson Krupar on August 10, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

The TRC report, responses to some informal interviews:

The TRC, for those who are not completely involved in everything Liberia, is the Truth and Reconciliation Committee, established by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2003 that began preliminary work in 2006. They recently, over the past month, released their recommendations and basically created a list of everyone who should be tried or investigated in relation to the war, including warlords, fighters, and funders. I haven't finished reading the document but what I've read shows that the… Continue

Added by Allyson Krupar on August 9, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

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