Posts categorized News/Events

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Hewlett Funding for Open Heroines: An Integrated Approach to Gender Data

Later this month, we’ll be attending the International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Made possible by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, DG is pleased to the financial holder of travel grants that are supporting a selected group of women to join us at IODC. In doing so, we’ve partnered with the Open Heroines network, an online group of women in open government, civic tech, and open data that is driving the facilitation of each grant award.

September 6, 2018 Global Data Policy
Opening the AMP Source Code

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Accra Agenda for Action, we have conducted an AMP Retrospective on the DG blog. As our final Retrospective post, we are pleased to announce that DG has opened the source code of the Aid Management Platform (AMP). The now-public AMP source code is licensed under the GPLv3 open source license, which allows users to use and edit the software freely. 

September 5, 2018 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management, News/Events
Unlocking Gender Data: Ensuring the Future Is Open for All

“The Future is Open” is this year’s IODC theme, with the conference focusing on innovative solutions and opportunities for collaboration to inspire real progress in the years ahead. Critical to this progress is ensuring that data accurately reflects all citizens and their diversity of experiences, needs, barriers, and aspirations. But we know that open data continues to struggle to capture this for an entire half of the population: women.

September 4, 2018 Global Data Policy
#ElimikaWikiendi and Strengthening Health Data in Tanzania // #ElimikaWikiendi na Uboreshaji wa Takwimu za Afya Tanzania

DG recently participated in Elimika Wikiendi, an open online space for Kiswahili speakers to discuss issues including health, research, development, and technology in Tanzania and East Africa. The platform educates, raises awareness, and prompts online dialogue using the hashtag #ElimikaWikiendi.

August 27, 2018 Health
Aid Effectiveness & Management, News/Events
DG White Paper Release: Understanding Data Use

We know that Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) aims to support accountability and learning, in order to drive better outcomes. Through the Results Data Initiative (RDI), we’ve approached M&E with a critical eye – how can we better allocate M&E funding, and what results are we really striving for?

August 21, 2018 Global Data Policy
Data Use, News/Events, Results Data
Kim Yi Dionne Joins DG Board of Directors

DG is pleased to announce that Kim Yi Dionne, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Riverside, has joined our Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have Kim join our board, as a creative and influential thought leader who embodies the values we strive for at DG. Kim’s approach of working with communities to understand their needs, amplifying underrepresented voices, and challenging stale thinking will push us to continue to grow and learn as an organization.“ states Josh Powell, DG’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

August 8, 2018 Global Data Policy
Aligning Challenges and Goals in Nairobi: AMP Workshop 2018

Global significance is often given to the concept of a ‘development expert.’ However, we believe that the best experts are often our partners and clients themselves, who truly understand challenges on the ground, know what works, and know what doesn’t. Through our biennial Aid Management Program (AMP) Good Practices Workshop, we are able to tap into this rich knowledge base, bringing together the experts working on the AMP within each country government.

July 25, 2018 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management, News/Events
2018 AMP Workshop: How to Simplify and Beautify your Processes

The 2018 Aid Management Program Good Practices Workshop kicks off today in Nairobi, Kenya. We’re looking forward to facilitating open discussion, collaboration, and learning from the 7 country governments and many different types of AMP users that have gathered at the Workshop. This week, we hope to facilitate collaboration across countries, and to gain insight from your shared experiences.

July 11, 2018 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management, News/Events
Talking Agriculture Data Interoperability at ICTforAg 2018

Recently, we shared a post on how we’re driving progress towards inclusive agriculture data use by strengthening agriculture data interoperability through FHI360’s Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project. If you’re interested in finding out more, join us on June 14th at the 2018 ICTforAg conference in Washington, D.C. We’re looking forward to connecting

June 11, 2018 Agriculture
The Future (of Development) is Feminist

This weekend marks the G7 Summit in Canada – as well as the first anniversary of Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. Over the past year, in Canada and elsewhere, we’ve seen the rights of women and girls grow in prominence across public and development discourse.  With heightened focus on sexual and reproductive health,

June 7, 2018 Global Data Policy
News/Events, Results Data