ACFID’s Digital Transformation Project
Since the UNICEF-supported Creatable project commenced in his school in rural Burundi, 17-year-old Jean Baptiste has learnt new skills that benefit him and his family while also having a ripple effect for the community and the local environment. Within the Creatable project, students learnt how to use creative technology to solve local problems and apply these new STEM skills to build an innovative type of stove which is cleaner, more fuel-efficient and safer to use. Image: © UNICEF Burundi
Why are we upgrading?
In ACFID’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, ACFID committed to investing in
- Building ACFID’s data collection, management and analysis capability to give members the information they need to make decisions on the issues that affect the sector
- Understanding the pain points that squeeze ACFID members’ already stretched resources, and sourcing collaborative solutions from within and outside the membership
In order to do this to the best of our ability, ACFID commenced work on an innovative digital modernisation project, known as the Digital Transformation Project, or DTP, that sought to roll multiple critical functions including member communications, CoP platforms, Code self-assessments, member management and ACFID’s website into one cohesive platform.
Through various member consultations, we recognised where members were finding difficulties and issues with our previous technologies and sought to address them within the DTP.
We need your help
We know that change isn’t often fun, so to assist with navigating this change, we are asking for your help! As you know, we have now launched major parts of the DTP. To assist in providing as smooth an experience as possible, we ask you to submit any issues/questions through the following form. This will assist with providing you with accurate and timely advice and in our creation of ‘How To’ documentation for you.
ACFID’s members are the heart and soul of our organization, while we know the areas of improvement are where we need to focus most, we’d appreciate also receiving some positive feedback from you. What do you think works well? What do you see as an improvement from the previous system? Do you have suggestions for improvements? Contact [email protected] with your thoughts.
Where to next?
Going forward, the DTP and Code team within ACFID are hard at work ensuring that the CSA portal will soon be up and running. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates to come soon.