Design and implementation of an online reporter’s record management system: a case study Amnesty International (Uganda)

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Kampala International University, School of Computing and Information Technology
The main objective of this project is to design an online Reporters’ Record Management System with a view of improving data capture, management, retrieval and Production of timely reports so as to improve the performance of the Amnesty Commission. Currently, the Amnesty Commission’s information management system is manual. Under the system, agents (Senior Resettlement Officers) collect survey forms from the headquarters then transport them to their respective regions. Information from former combatants is obtained by filling in survey forms which are later transported back to the headquarters for approval. At the headquarters, the collected data is entered into a simple Microsoft Access database for future reference. This has made the registration process expensive in terms of transport and time. Other than the costs incurred, the form are also prone to damage or loss when disasters like floods occur. A centralized database was designed to store all the records obtained from the reporters at each reporting centre. User interfaces were developed to enable the senior resettlement officers and other users to access the database. Also Dream Weaver was used to produce dynamic reports and graphs depicting the trend of former combatants.
Research proposal submitted to the School of Computer Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of Degree of Bachelor of Information Technology of Kampala International University
Design and Implementation, Online Reporter’s Record Management System