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The Nigeria MDG Information System (NMIS) Takes Open Data Further

by |March 10th, 2014

Author: Candice Heberer, Interaction Designer Right now is an exciting time for the Nigeria Scale-up Project. The Sustainable Engineering Lab at Columbia University, in collaboration with CGSD, are currently in the process of transferring data, technical knowledge and planning resources to our local partners on the ground, the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to… read more

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Android Phone Data Collection for an Updated Nigeria MDG Information System

by |February 20th, 2014

Building a culture around the use of data — including collecting, validating, and presenting it numerically and visually — provides an efficient foundation to establish a data-driven planning process applicable to proposal development, program implementation, program analysis, and resource allocation. The process of data collection, validation, and presentation needs to be implemented with strict standards… read more

Young religious students, often without schoolbooks, use tablets, or aloua to write and memorize Koranic verses.

Koranic Schools Pose a Challenge to Millennium Development Goal Two and the Definition of a Basic Education in Potou, Senegal

by |November 4th, 2013

Written By: Diptesh Paresh Soni While there are 54 public primary schools in the village cluster of Potou in Senegal, there are also around 60 private Koranic schools, or daaras. The popularity of the daaras poses significant difficulties for attaining universal basic education in the area: daaras do not teach French, the official language of… read more

Mayange A Primary School Compound

Education Initiatives at MVP Mayange, Rwanda

by |September 5th, 2013

Written with John Mugabo, MVP Rwanda Education Coordinator The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) at Mayange, Rwanda supports five primary schools and 89 teachers. This project supports students at Mayange A, Mayange B, Kamabuye, Mbyo and Muyenzi Primary Schools from level Primary One (first grade) to Primary Six (sixth grade) while also providing partner-supported supplementary services… read more

OSSAP Nigeria Photo, March 2013

Proposal Evaluation of Education Interventions in Nigeria

by |April 10th, 2013

In continuing to support Nigeria to meet the 2015 education and gender Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), representatives from the Education Team at the Earth Institute collaboratively worked in Abuja in March with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria for the MDGs (OSSAP-MDGs) to technically evaluate proposals from 148 Local… read more

A Technical Assistant poses a point of discussion at the January training

Proposal Development Training in Nigeria

by |February 11th, 2013

  Since 2010, a formal partnership between the Nigeria Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President for the Millennium Development Goals (OSSAP – MDGs) and The Earth Institute (EI) at Columbia University has existed. Known as the Nigeria Scale-up Initiative, the focus is an ongoing collaboration through technical support and knowledge transfer, to… read more