FHI 360 is working with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Sierra Leone to assess the state of the country’s education management information system (EMIS) in an effort to increase access to timely, reliable data. The project is funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
FHI 360 and its local partner, Converge, are working to build the capacity of ministry staff and improve physical and electrical infrastructure. We are conducting a pilot in one to two districts using Global ED*ASSIST, FHI 360’s advanced technology for EMIS, electronic tablets and FHI 360's exclusive geographic information system, K-Mobile.
This work is timely, given the recent Ebola outbreak that caused great strain on an education system with already-limited resources. A robust EMIS system will increase the ministry’s ability to make an informed and data-driven response both to crisis situations and to long-term planning and budgeting.