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NaCSA Ends Training of Data Enumerators for the Registration of Disaster-Prone Areas.

Updated: Sep 6, 2022

26th August, 2022, Western District Women’s Fellowship Multipurpose Hall – The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has ended training of Three Hundred and Six Four (364) Data Enumerators for the registration of disaster-prone areas. The primary objective is to collect household data on populations residing in disaster prone areas in Sierra Leone. The data will serve as a basis for targeting emergency assistance should a disaster strike and to further expand the Social Protection Registry for Integrated National Targeting (SPRINT).

Speaking to trainees, the Commissioner of NaCSA – Sao-Kpato Hannah Isatta Max-Kyne (PhD) cautioned that the Commission is very uncompromising about the quality of data. ‘’ … I urge you all to be very sincere and meticulous in this process because it goes beyond collecting data, it is about the impact it has on our target groups. We are working with all relevant parties to ensure that this exercise is a success and as always, data integrity is paramount to us.’’ She ended.

The Senior Director, Programme Development and Quality Assurance, Susan Robert (PhD) explained the processes and procedures of data collection. She noted that the need to target the true beneficiaries should not be overemphasized. At the training points in Makeni, the Director, National Social Protection Secretariat – Idris Turay vividly explained the Commission’s social protection interventions and the prerequisite for targeting especially during unconditional cash transfers.

The following key messages were communicated;

The registration will cover geographical locations based on the identified at-risk categories as presented by the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA). Both the household head and next of kin (alternate) will be interviewed and basic data (name, sex and age) on the household roster will be collected. This ensures that the household may still receive program benefits should the head of household be not available for exercises relating to the delivery of benefits. Data collected will be uploaded in the Management Information System (MIS) and the SPRINT.

The Public should kindly note that this exercise WILL NOT attract any benefit but serve as a basis for targeting during emergency. Anything you say WILL NOT be attributed to you either now or in the future and the intervention is different from the Social Safety Net and the Emergency Cash Transfer Projects.

A population estimate of approximately 700,000 people in 108 communities will be covered based on the 2015 population census. A total of 364 enumerators have been trained and deployed in teams of two for highly populated areas and one in sparsely populated areas. The enumerators will use both manual (paper) and digital Open Data Kit (ODK) tools to collect the data.

Do not offer or pay anything to anybody in order to be registered. It is totally free as far as you fall within the targeted communities. Any attempt to include non-household members in the household roster will lead to automatic disqualification of the household. Any attempted extortion or corrupt practice must be reported to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) by calling the toll-free number 515, directly to ACC Community Monitors or other ACC officials.

NaCSA has a zero-tolerance policy on GBV and all enumerators and field staff have signed GBV code of conduct. Any request for sexual favors from any enumerators should be reported to Isata M. Blake, the Social Development Specialist (Gender) on +23276400401. At national level, call 116 to kindly report rape and other sexual offences.

If any member of the community has questions, please raise them. We are here to ensure an open, transparent and inclusive process. For complaints, kindly contact NaCSA Headquarters, Regional and District Offices across all district headquarter towns or contact the Grievance Redress Mechanism Officer-Abraham Kailie on +23278963911 or the Project Officer-Umaru Samai on +23276378993.

*For more information on this and other matters, *

Please Contact NaCSA IEC unit


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