A recent ODI paper focused on what ‘localizing’ might be applied in the post-2015 agenda. With the exception of a few broad considerations, it depends on the local context. It’s an important phrase we’re all familiar with, but sometimes is left behind when we start talking about things like scalability. It also means involving local communities in feedback loops from the start.
One thing that is on many local community’s plates is building resilience against the oncoming effects of climate change in their community. Following up to the UNFCCC COP20 in December, is a landscape management framework called Managing for Resilience which states it is scalable because the framework relies on local context. If you’re following along with progress on the Data Revolution, then you surely shouldn’t miss the three issue papers drafted to make the revolution a reality. The three papers focus on data innovation, public-private partnerships for data, and data literacy and promotion of data use. They’ve welcomed feedback on the papers, so run on over to play your part.
Have a little bit of time on your hands? Not really, but love learning anyway? Lucky for you there are a few options that are quick and accessible from wherever you get Wi-Fi. Check out the Engineering for Change webinar series. Then after that, check out USAID’s course on How to Use Mobile Data Solutions for Better Development Outcomes.
This piece has been modified and was originally posted on the First Tranche.
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Representatives from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) will be attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from September 5-9 in Kigali, Rwanda to highlight two projects: the Visualizing Insights on African Agriculture (VIFAA) project and the Farmer-Centric Data Governance Models project.
In Episode 2 of "Data…for What?!," a podcast series from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) which explores our new strategic plan, Josh Powell met with experts from DG and IREX to discuss DG’s expansion into the education, media and disinformation, and youth sectors. The conversations explore the most pressing challenges and greatest opportunities for data and technology to positively impact these sectors and discuss how these trends are likely to play out in the years ahead. Based on these trends, the experts explain the unique fit for DG’s skills and specific opportunities for collaboration that align with the vision of DG’s partnership with IREX, which has a long and successful history working in each sector.
To help contextualize the new Strategic Plan, we are launching a podcast series called Data… for What?! This series consists of 5 episodes in Josh Powell and Vanessa Goas talk to DGers throughout the organization – as well as collaborators within our strategic partner, IREX - about how and why we prioritized the various elements of the new strategy. In this first episode, we talk to Kristin Lord, President and CEO of IREX about how our partnership fits into the Strategic Plan; and to Aleks Dardelli, Executive Vice President of IREX and Chair of DG’s Board of Directors, about the process of putting the Plan together at this opportune, yet precarious, global moment.