This past May we published a blog piece outlining some of the basic lessons learned from TechWeek at Korbel. One of the main takeaways was that technology solutions, though a potentially powerful set of tools, are only 10% tech and 90% people power. This includes not only putting people in the drivers seat for the use of these tools over time, but also when considering the design of systems at the onset of any project, and the need, or gap, they are intended to fill. A few months later, these lessons have become ever more salient as my team from the University of Denver works on the design of a maternal and child health monitoring system for the community of Josola – a high risk population that borders the Yamuna river in New Delhi, India, and consequently suffers from high child and maternal mortality rates. ...continue reading "Field Update: Lessons Learned from Designing Community Based M&E Systems in Jasola"