Gambia to use mobile tech for data collection

The Gambia Bureau of Statistic Friday hosted a workshop in launching a pilot project for the use of mobile technologies in the collection of data, at the Baobab Resort in Bijilo, which brought together GBoS officials, market representatives and GSM operators.

In his remarks, the Statistician General, Nyakassi Sanyang, said The Gambia was chosen as a pilot country in West Africa for the use of mobile technology for data collection by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), through its regional office in Niger.

The main aim of the project is to improve the timely production of data in the continent, and hence improve its quality and relevance, he said.

He added that the initiative came when a meeting was held in Cape Verde, and The Gambia was chosen among five countries for the project.

Studies were conducted to ensure if this could be a success, he said, adding that he was counting on the support of everyone to make the pilot project a success.

The focal point of the pilot project, Sheriffo Ceesay, said the study was on what form of technology to use, and they came up with the android, and schools and organizations were selected for the study, and it […]

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