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Thursday, September 6 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Challenge and (desperate) Need for Organizational Data Literacy

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The present and future of MERL is data driven, as is the whole of International Development. Without data literate organizations, the bleeding-edge approaches that unlock our data and insights will fail, or at best be utilized by a fraction of the development community. This round-table discussion of technologists from different parts of the development community will discuss what it takes to see data skills and knowledge become pervasive across organizations big and small. Not everyone has to be a data scientist, but we need to raise the knowledge level of all development staff to really maximize the power of data.ding


Charles Guedenet

MEL Advisor, IREX
Charles Guedenet serves as a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor within IREX’s Center for Applied Learning and Impact (CALI) where he is responsible for measuring IREX’s global impact and supporting organizational learning, accountability, and data informed decision-making... Read More →
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Anahi Ayala Iacucci

Senior Director, Humanitarian Programmes, Internews
Anahi Ayala Iacucci leads the Internews Humanitarian team as the Senior Director for Humanitarian Programs. Anahi plays a key role in developing Internews’ global Humanitarian program strategies; while also closely supporting teams in the field and managing Internews Emergency Response... Read More →
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Maliha Khan

Founder, Daira
Maliha Khan is an international development practitioner who focuses on dealing with issues of complexity in measurement and accountability systems; designing initiatives for social change, and leading organizational change processes. An expert in ethical issues and data, she led... Read More →
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Ben Mann

Director, Development Results, DAI
Ben Mann is a data wonk and technologist who spends way too much time thinking about ways to measure impact of development projects. An "enlightened engineer", he thrives on challenges that bring policy and technical implementation together. Ben leads DAI's Managing for Development... Read More →

Leslie Sage

Director of Data Science, DevResults
Leslie Sage is the Director of Data Science at DevResults, a company that provides data management software for the international development community. Leslie implements data management platforms around the world, both building new sites for clients and training users in software... Read More →

Thursday September 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Academy Hall Breakout A 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009