Introduction to ATS Networker UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific Improving ATS Data And Information Systems (AD/RAS/01/F97) Eduardo Hidalgo Consultant November 21, 2005 Monday Afternoon Agenda • Introduction to ATS Networker (1:00 – 1:10PM) • Brief Training to use ATS Networker (1:10 – 1:20PM) • Using ATS Networker (1:20 – 3:00PM) • National Data Collection Networks : Assessment (3:15 – 3:30PM) • National Data Collection Networks : Development Strategy (3:30 - 4:00PM) • Presentations: National Assessments and Development Strategies (4:00 - 4:45) • Closing : Next steps for ATS Networker (4:45 - 4:55PM) What is ATS Networker? • An on-line programme made of two parts: • Data Source Tracking System: Tool to collect information on data sources participating in data collection networks at the provincial and national levels • ATS Data Tracker: Tool to collect ATS Data at the provincial level on a quarterly basis • ATS Networker is available at www.apaic.org ATS Networker What is the purpose of the ATS Networker? • Manage network • Monitor network development • Evaluate network • Plan to strengthen network • Monitor implementation of plan • Share information with counterparts • Both the Data Source Tracking System and the ATS Data Tracker satisfy the mandate of F97 – Improving ATS Data and Information Systems What is the purpose of today’s training on ATS Networker? • To assist project countries to complete ATS Networker • To assist project countries understand the value of using ATS Networker as a tool to monitor and develop their data collection networks The rest of the day: • Fill in information for ATS Networker • Develop a plan to complete the information for ATS Networker • Assess what information is missing • Devise a simple strategy to develop your network Data Collection Networks: Assessment • Four sources will be used to assess national data collection networks; • Data Source Tracking System entries • ATS Data Tracker entries • DAINAP • The table that was sent to you to complete (attachment #3) • With this information, a preliminary assessment can be conducted on the extent and quality of your data collection network Data Collection Network Development Strategy: • Based on the assessment, a preliminary development strategy can be formulated. A simple form will be passed out for you to complete, that will help guide you to devise a basic plan for the next steps in the development of your data collection networks When all countries have completed these forms, each country delegation will be given about five minutes to present their assessments and basic plan for network development. In closing: • We will remain in touch with you to ensure that ATS Networker is completed by each country. • The Report Card method will be used to encourage countries to complete ATS Networker • Early next year F97 will produce a report to assess each country’s network based on DAINAP, ATS Networker, and the work conducted here today. The report will be an important step in making the 2006 workplans; the information will also be included in the next publication produced by F97 on the regional ATS situation.
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