NGOs: Build Your Own Mobile Application - CommCare Workshop in Mumbai, India. Applications due June 1

Event Date: 
12 July 2013 (All day) - 14 July 2013 (All day)


You’re invited to build your very own mobile application with Dimagi! Applications due June 1, 2013 11:59 IST


Are you an organization looking to improve your community worker programs through the use of mobile phones? Dimagi is pleased to announce an upcoming USAID-funded workshop on using CommCare, Dimagi’s open source, mobile phone-based software application. Design your application with us two weeks prior to the workshop, build it at the workshop and walk away with a phone installed with your prototype application to demonstrate to your organization! 


  • When: July 12, 13, 14, 2013
  • Where: Bombay Connect/Unlimited India office located at 4th Floor, Candelar Building, 26 St John Baptist Road, Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W), Mumbai, 400, 050, India. 


Why CommCareWith CommCare, anyone can deploy their own mobile application modules that can be loaded into inexpensive phones and used by community-based workers in the field. CommCare is being deployed in 25 countries and is used by thousands of community workers to track and support their clients with registration forms, checklists, SMS reminders, and multimedia. This leads to better data collection, reporting, management, community education, and community-level service provision. 

What will the workshop cover? The workshop will last two and a half days. 


  • Friday July 12, 2013 (Evening Only) – Meet and Greet with workshop participants and Dimagi Workshop facilitators. A show and tell of different CommCare applications and an opportunity to share your application concepts with other participants. Meet Dimagi’s Field Managers who have lots of experience implementing CommCare projects around India and globally.  We announce the CommCare competitions to which all workshop participants are eligible to apply.
  • Saturday July 13, 2013 – (Full Day) – An overview of CommCare.  We aim to build your organization’s capacity to use CommCare’s online authoring tools and create CommCare applications for use on mobile phones. Workshop participants will be walked through the application design and development based on their proposed use case. 
  • Sunday July 14, 2013 – (Full Day) – Continuation of building and testing applications with the aim of having a fully functional application, ready to go by the end of the day.  Discussion around technical considerations for deployment and an overview of CommCare implementation experience.  Sharing lessons learned and challenges. 


What will it cost? The workshop costs Rs. 3500 per organization (including up to two participants from each organization). Dimagi will not provide per diems or travel stipends.  Lunch and tea will be provided daily. Refreshments will be provided for the Friday evening event.

Also see the list of competitions to be held and prizes to be won by participants after the workshop:


  • Win a Dimagi field support package:  The participating organization that submits the best training and scale-up plan gets two weeks of field-based, one-on-one support from a Dimagi Field Manager to help refine their application and roll out CommCare at their site.  Training and scale up plan are due by August 1, 2013.
  • Most used application: On September 1, 2013, the organization participating in the workshop that has the most application usage wins 15 additional phones.  


Who should attend? Staff with basic computer literacy from NGOs, IGOs, funding organizations, research institutions, and government agencies.  Two members of each organization are encouraged to attend, one should have a technology background and the second should have programs and/or content expertise.  English fluency is required, as the workshop will be presented in English.

How to apply? Find out more information by downloading the workshop Application and Worksheet (mandatory) at . These documents are also attached. Please email applications to by June 1, 2013 11:59 IST. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by June 15, 2013. Attendance may be limited depending on space available. If accepted, there will be preparatory work to refine the structure and content of the application you wish to create at the workshop. Dimagi will schedule a call with the participants selected, in order to review worksheets.


Please contact with any questions.












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