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Wednesday, September 4 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Workshop: Operationalizing Responsible Data (Separate registration cost!)

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You’ve been hearing about Responsible Data for a few years now, but what does it actually mean for you and your organization? Should you have your own Responsible Data Policy and Procedures? What tools and templates can you adapt for your own purposes? What can you learn from others’ experiences about integrating Responsible Data practices at the organizational level?

Join us for a one-day session on Responsible Data for USAID implementing partners, development organizations, humanitarian agencies, foundations, and evaluators, where together we will address the following questions:

-What is Responsible Data and how can you get your organization up to speed? What practical steps can you take to integrate Responsible Data into your organization?
-Where can you find Responsible Data policies and standards to adapt for your purposes and context? What practical tools can help your organization understand and assess its data practices?
-How can organizations navigate data ethics, privacy, and data ownership issues when entering corporate partnerships or commercializing platforms or data services?
-What are the unique challenges of responsible data in humanitarian contexts, and how can we address difficult issues such as power and informed consent, for example when using biometric tracking systems?
-What are core challenges with digital data and new data sources when conducting MERL?

You can register for any of our 4 pre-workshops at this link: http://merltech.org/merl-tech-dc-pre-workshops-2019/

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Linda Raftree

Organizer & Independent Consultant, MERL Tech
Linda Raftree supports strategy, program design, research, and technology in international development initiatives. She co-founded MERLTech in 2014 and also works as an independent consultant. Linda advises Girl Effect on digital safety, security and privacy and supports the organization... Read More →
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Alexandra Robinson

Director of Evidence, Learning, and Impact, Moonshot Global
Alexandra (Alex) Robinson, specializes in evaluation, learning, responsible data and technology ethics, with a particular focus on supporting strategies that leverage digital technology and open innovation to address complex development and human rights challenges. She has advised... Read More →
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Kelly Church

Director of Digital Impact, CARE
Kelly Church is the Director of Digital Impact at CARE where she leads CARE’s responsible data work which includes developing policies for if and how they partner with the private sector and developing values, policies and processes for increasing responsible data across CARE’s... Read More →
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Rebecca Saxton-Fox

ICT Policy Advisor, USAID
Rebecca Saxton-Fox is an ICT Policy Advisor on the Development Informatics team at USAID. She works on advancing the appropriate use of data and digital technologies in USAID programs, with a particular focus in the past few years on development and promotion of responsible data practices... Read More →
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Lynn Yoshikawa

Regional Representative for CaLP Americas, Cash Learning Partnership
Lynn Yoshikawa joined CaLP in December 2017, bringing 15 years of humanitarian experience to her role as Regional Representative for CaLP Americas. Her career includes extensive experience in the field (Afghanistan, Middle East, and Southeast Asia) and headquarter offices, where she... Read More →
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Gigi Gatti

Technology for Development Director, Grameen Foundation USA
Gigi Gatti is Grameen Foundation USA’s Technology for Development Director and leads Grameen’s technology innovation team. Formerly, Grameen’s Regional Director, Asia. Gigi has over 25 years work experience in the IT, , development, banking, insurance and microfinance industries... Read More →
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Amos Doornbos

Disaster Management Systems Director, World Vision International
Amos Doornbos is the Disaster Management Strategy & Systems Director for World Vision International and a member of the Identity for All Council, the Guardianship working group, and the global policy working group of the Sovrin Foundation. He has lead the turnaround of last mile digital... Read More →
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Anindya Sharma

Data Scientist, Simprints
Anindya Sharma is a data scientist at Simprints, a non-profit startup in Cambridge that aims to transform the way the world fights poverty by building biometrics for identification in developing countries. Originally from India, Anindya completed a Mathematics undergraduate and a Systems Biology postgraduate degree from the University... Read More →
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Richard Tighe

Global Advisor - ICT in Programmes, Oxfam GB
Ric Tighe works as a Global Advisor within Oxfam GB’s ICT in Programmes team. He leads on Oxfam’s use of digital beneficiary registrations and distribution tracking in humanitarian programmes (including e-vouchers & cash distributions) and is involved with a number of Digital... Read More →

Sara Baker

Research and Learning Lead, The Engine Room
Sara Baker is the Research and Learning Lead at The Engine Room, an international organisation that helps activists and organisations use data and technology for social change. Sara leads projects related to responsible data, including the digital identity portfolio, and works with... Read More →
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Laura Walker McDonald

Senior Director for Insights & Impact, Digital Impact Alliance
Laura Walker McDonald is a technologist, lawyer and strategist with more than 12 years of global experience in the aid and development space. Laura’s career has focused on helping social change organizations all over the world use technology in principled and impactful ways to support... Read More →
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Adeline Sibanda

Managing Consultant, South to South Evaluation Partnership
Adeline Sibanda is the Founder and Managing Director of ADESIM Developments (formerly Troparg Consultancy Services). Adeline has 27 years’ experience in strategy, program design, planning, monitoring and evaluation, research, gender and development. She is passionate about professional... Read More →
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Jo Kaybryn

Senior Leader, IOD PARC
Jo Kaybryn directs technical assistance to UN agencies, governments, development partners, and NGOs. She work's in evaluation, research and mainstreaming approaches across health, gender and economic development sectors. She specializes in evaluation quality assurance systems, ethical... Read More →

Samuel Scarpino

Chief Strategy Officer, Dharma Platform
Samuel V. Scarpino, PhD, is the Chief Strategy Officer at Dharma Platform and holds academic appointments in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University and the ISI Foundation in Turin Italy. Dr. Scarpino has 10+ years of experience translating research into public health... Read More →

Wednesday September 4, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Greeley Hall FHI 360 Conference Center, 1875 Connecticut Ave, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC, 20006
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