With enormous sadness, we announce that our dear friend, colleague, and affiliate Gaetano Borriello, the Jerre D. Noe Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, passed away following a long fight with cancer. Gaetano was a researcher at the Development Impact Lab and is well known for developing the Open Data Kit, an open source toolkit that simplifies survey design and deployment, enabling users to build forms and analyze, transfer, and share data on various platforms. The Open Data Kit is being used by thousands of researchers, including CEGA affiliates, to capture information about the wants and needs of communities and individuals around the world, and is just one of the ways in which Gaetano has left a lasting mark on the development community through his work.
The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative invites East African researchers to apply for a 4-month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California Berkeley, to be completed during the 2015-2016 academic year. The EASST Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. Learn more about this program and other open research and funding opportunities through EASST at http://easst-collaborative.org. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2015.
This month's edition features videos on M&E technologies, as well as information on a project that has been scaled up by the Tanzanian government. There is also news about the upcoming Summer Workshop on Research Transparency, Makhtar Diop's public lecture, and CEGA's selection as a finalist in the Global Resilience Challenge.