Course Date Location Course fee: Click to Register (Group)
Start Date: 13/11/2023 End Date: 17/11/2023 Nairobi Kenya $ 1,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group
Start Date: 26/12/2022 End Date: 30/12/2022 Nairobi Kenya $ 1,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group


In cases of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or a typhoon, collecting reliable information is critical to saving the lives of the most vulnerable. There has been lack of any quick means to gather and analyze this crucial information in order to understand the population’s needs during humanitarian emergencies  and therefore Kobo Toolbox, which is a group of tools for field data collection used in challenging environments, was built to address this gap. The software is free and open source. It allows data collection using Android enabled mobile devices and data submission to an online server. This training will impart the trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct mobile data collection using Kobo Toolbox.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive Certificate of Participation.


By the end of this training, the participants will be able to:

·      Properly generate survey forms using Build or XLS Forms

·      Set up Form Builder, Kobo Collect and Kobo Toolbox

·      Build complex forms with skip logic and validation

·      Import and export XLS Forms

·      Collect Data both Online and Offline

·      Upload forms to Kobo Toolbox server

·      Load forms into Kobo Collect on an Android device

·      Use Kobo Collect to fill out forms with field participants

·      Upload survey data from Kobo Collect to Kobo Toolbox server

·      Analyze and manage collected data


The course will take 5 days approximately 


This course is beneficial to researchers, project staff, managers, development practitioners who are involved in field data collection


The following topics will be covered;

Topic 1: Introduction to Mobile Data Collection

·      Introduction to mobile data collection

·      Common mobile based data collection platforms

·      Data aggregation, storage, and dissemination

·      Understanding question types forming a questionnaire

Topic 2: Introduction to Kobo Toolbox

·      Components of KoboToolBox

·      Kobo Form builder

·      KoboCollect

·      KoboToolBox server

Topic 3: Setting up KoboCollect

·      KoboCollect Installation from google play

·      Manual installation of KoboCollect

·      KoboCollect Menus, Settings and Security

·      Best practices for KoboCollect

Topic 4: KoboToolBox Server

·      Configuring KoboToolBox server

·      Setting up local server

·      Uploading the form to KoboToolBox Server

·      Managing forms in KoboToolBox Server

·      Working with submitted data in KoboToolBox Server

·      Administering KoboToolBox Server

 Topic 5: Designing and Creating forms using Form builder

·      Designing forms online using Form builder

·      Uploading forms to KoboToolBox Server

·      Form properties

Topic 6:  Designing and Creating form using XLS form

·      Introduction to XLS Form

·      Components of XLS Form

·      Question types

·      Form Logic, styling, language

·      Form operators and functions

·      Constraints & Skips

·      Form validation

·      Uploading form to KoboToolBox Server

Topic 7: Using KoboCollect for field data collection

·      Filling forms in KoboCollect

·      Managing forms in KoboCollect

·      Collecting different types of data

·      Advanced use and best practices

·      Submitting data to KoboToolBox Server

Topic 8: Data Management

·      Exporting data from KoboToolBox Server as CSV

·      Downloading data in different formats

·      Formatting data for further analysis using statistical applications

·      Outputting data through Google spreadsheet 

Topic 9: Visualizing Geographic Data

·      Exporting GPS Coordinates to Google maps 

·      Exporting GPS data for Mapping/Visualizing

·      Visualizing GIS data using QGIS


·      The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

·      The participants should be reasonably proficient in English as all facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

·      Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate.

·      The training will be held at Kincaid Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

·      All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

·      Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training coordinator at Email: or Tel: +254 724592901

·      This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our Kincaid Training Centre or at a convenient location.


For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 724592901 or send mail to


Payments are due upon registration. Payment should be sent to our Bank account before commencement of training and proof of payment sent to