Supporting systems training in remote learning environment.
UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save the lives of children, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF is also a member agency of the GBVIMS Steering Committee (gender-based violence information management system). Established in 2007, the GBVIMS Steering Committee is an inter-agency partnership that oversees the effective and safe collection, storage, analysis, and sharing of gender-based violence-related data.
In 2015, UNICEF developed Primero, an open-source software system designed to help GBV and Child Protection service providers safely and securely collect, store, manage, and share data on case management and incident monitoring. Primaro/GBVIMS+ has been revolutionary for the humanitarian field and is the only globally endorsed, interagency tool that supports GBV case management service provision, as well as, ethical and safe incident data storage.
Training individuals to use Primero/GBVIMS+ was time-consuming and required a lot of upfront investment. This was difficult to maintain in the humanitarian community, which often suffers from high staff turnover and frequent changes to funding streams and grants. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the ability to deliver face-to-face training. At this point, it became obvious that UNICEF needed to invest in developing an e-learning tool that included a practical component to support the training of Primero/GBVIMS+.
The introduction of iorad at UNICEF served as a breakthrough moment. It enabled their users to quickly create custom interactive tutorials on Primero/GBVIMS+ that could be embedded into larger e-learning courses as well as the iorad browser extension. This meant learners could quickly access step-by-step tutorials that combined visual and side-by-side instructions at their own pace. Additionally, the language module could support necessary translations as UNICEF planned to roll courses out into several countries.
iorad played a pivotal role in UNICEF’s approach to e-learning for Primero/GBVIMS+. Its easy-to-use custom tutorials helped them quickly address the remote learning environment brought on by COVID-19. It also enabled both creators and learners to save time while making their current courses much more user-friendly.
- Time Savings
- Remote Learning
- Interactive Learning
- Easy Access
“IORAD is a revolutionary tool that bridges the gap between an in-person training and an e-learning course. It will allow participants of our e-learning course to practice entering data into the Primero/GBVIMS+ system as if they were being coached in person.”
Virginia Zuco, GBViE (gender-based violence in emergencies) Case Management Specialist, UNICEF