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Learning Lab: ICTs for assessing women's time use, dietary and hand washing practices
byANH Academy
Academy Week Learning Lab
Date and Time
From: 26 June 2023, 15:05
To: 26 June 2023, 17:05 - CAT (GMT+2)
Country: Malawi
Street: Umodzi Park Chilembwe, Lilongwe, Malawi

-13.953950331269, 33.79164839411

Open Full Event ICTs for assessing

Times of this event are in CAT

Level: Basic / Intermediate





This Learning Lab will provide a practical introduction to the use of two innovative ICTs for the assessment of time use and dietary practices in low-income rural contexts: image-assisted recall (IAR) via automated wearable cameras and interactive voice response (IVR) surveys via mobile phones. The tools are currently being validated with women in northern Uganda under an IMMANA project, following a feasibility study in Eastern Uganda. IAR is additionally being validated for the assessment of handwashing practices. The session will include a brief introduction to time use, dietary and handwashing practices assessment; presentation of protocols for the ICTs; a practical session designing a research protocol for using the ICTs; hands-on application of the technologies in the lab setting; sharing learning from the IMMANA project; discussion on how the technologies could be applied in different contexts, including logistical and ethical considerations.

Preparation materials 

We recommend that you visit the resources prior to attending the session. 

  • Kate Wellard (Natural Resources Institute)
  • Joweria Nambooze (Africa Innovations Institute)
  • Lydia O’Meara (Natural Resources Institute)
  • Elaine Ferguson (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)


Note: Would you like to attend this session? Please register HERE. A survey will be sent to you via email by no later than 1 June 2023, to indicate all your preferred learning lab sessions. You can only receive the survey after you have registered.

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