About this Episode
The WILDLABS Tech Tutors are here to answer the "How do I do that?" questions of conservation technology! These tutorials will provide practical skills and steps that will become the building blocks you need to push your conservation tech work and research forward. This season, the focus will be to answer the questions emerging from our growing East Africa regional community, while also opening up new tech skills for our global community.
On Thursday, 25th May at 4 PM EAT / 2PM BST, Jacquiline Bubi from International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) led our final tutorial on 'How do I get started with collecting mobile digital data to combat IWT?'. This session provided the basics to mobile digital data, and explored the tools you can use to collect, analyze and manipulate data, as well as the importance of these digital tools.
Catch up with the episode's recording here.
Meet your tutor: Jacquiline Bubi
Jacquiline Bubi is the senior wildlife crime analyst at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and was formerly an intelligence analyst at Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Over her career, she has trained in and used various applications in the capture, analysis and presentation of wildlife related data. Jacquiline offers training and mentorship to our various partners and law enforcement officers in conservation and wildlife crime enforcers in East Africa.
We asked Jacquiline...
What will I learn in this episode?
The meaning, importance and tools used in collecting and analyzing mobile digital data/evidence.
How can I learn more about collecting mobile digital data to combat IWT?
Through online research and certified mobile digital forensic courses from recognized and accredited institutions.
If you are looking to connect with a community to share your work or ask any questions on illegal wildlife trade and data tool and techniques, the WILDLABS Wildlife Crime and Data Management and Processing tools groups are great spaces. Here are some of the past tutorials and resources on the topic:
- Harnessing Big Data to Combat Illegal Wildlife, Timber and Fisheries Trade.
- Fin finder app: New app aims to take a bite out of illegal shark fin trade.
- 5 Smart Technologies That Will Crack Down On Wildlife Trafficking
If I need to take the next step with collecting mobile digital data to combat IWT, what is the first thing I should consider?
Having the proper equipment and training with current certification from accredited institutions.
What advice do you have for a complete beginner in this subject?
Online research tools and tutorials which are freely accessible can give you a good overview and insights on the subject.
Watch the recording here
Learn more about Tech Tutors, East Africa Tutorials
As we close our Tech Tutors, East Africa season, we hope the discussions have made a meaningful impact and you have valuable insights from the topics and themes covered and our great expert speakers. If you were not able to join us for our prior sessions, you can catch up with our previous episodes in our YouTube channel.
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