This week and next, DG will be participating in the Tanzania and Kenya National Data4SDGs Roadmap Workshops, hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD).
At these events, government, civil society, and private sector representatives will share experiences and good practices around realizing the data revolution at a national level. Importantly, these sessions will foster knowledge and policy networks, and help drive the process toward developing an action plan for making the Sustainable Development Goals a reality.
As participants, we hope to share lessons learned around designing tools and processes aimed at elevating local decision-makers with the right data and incentives for more informed decision-making. And, as long-time partners of government, private sector, and civil society across both Tanzania and Kenya, we look forward to continuing collaborations around better data, technology, and decision-making.
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.