On Monday, May 4 CEGA hosted the 2015 Evidence to Action symposium, titled Engineering for Development. The event took place in the Google San Francisco offices and featured a series of talks on new technological innovations generating evidence-based solutions for problems of poverty around the world. Ann Mei Chang, the Executive Director of the Global Development Lab at USAID gave the keynote, and CEGA affiliates and partners also spoke on their research. It was an extraordinary event that showcased the unique work CEGA does to bring together science, technology and innovation to alleviate poverty. A video of the event will be on the website soon.
The second Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held in Berkeley, California, on June 8-9, 2015. It will cover various topics pertinent to the causes, solutions, and understanding of conflict and fragility in sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley and the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region).
This month's impact note highlights the upcoming Annual Bank Conference in Africa, news coverage of research on financial inclusion and the impact of air conditioners on global warming, and opportunities to join the CEGA team.