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Tanzania: Ifakara Health Institute is trained on use of the DDI and NADA (December 2013)

Country / Regional Activity: United Republic of Tanzania
Date of Event: 03/12/2013

The ADP held a Microdata Management Toolkit training with the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Darussalam, Tanzania ( The workshop took place from December 3 - 6, 2013. The Ifakara Heath Institute is a leading research organization in Tanzania and is primarily involved in studies related to Malaria. Recently they have expanded their research portfolio to include HIV, maternal health and other areas. The IHI has a rich history of research and undertaken many studies with various research partners. Like many research organizations, many of the studies undertaken remain unknown or undetected. For this reason, the ADP undertook a documentation training and demonstrated the used of the NADA.

The NADA training focused on the use of NADA collections.Different thematic groups work relatively independently. NADA collections provides a common platform and yet allows the secure and independent management of survey data and metadata. The model of using the NADA collection facility was discussed.

Nine persons participated in the training and seven surveys were documented. There was a high level of interest in the NADA. The IHI is currently undertaking a review of their data portal and common documentation processes. It is hoped that IHI will become a leading metadata producer in the region. This workshop is part of the ADP increased emphasis on identifying key researchers and users of data in different fields and sectors of study.

Pictured below from left to right: Mr. Temu, Mr. Govella, Mr. Mono (seated), Mr. Kilimba.