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Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Evidence to Action (E2A) 2023: Realigning Tech for Social Impact

Conference   |   past event  |  Sep 28 2023

A decade ago, new technology promised to tip the scales in the fight against global poverty. An explosion of digital data ‚ÄĒ together with engineering advances, novel analytical approaches, and new options for mobile delivery of products, services, and information ‚ÄĒ heralded the arrival...

Data Science for DevelopmentEnergy & EnvironmentTechnology

Measuring Development 2023: Mitigating the Risks and Impacts of Climate Change

Conference   |   past event  |  May 04 2023

A technician uses a drone to measure methane emissions from a landfill in Senegal. Image by Leonardo Viotti. Human activity has caused precipitous increases in greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, resulting in a one degree warming of average global surface temperatures over the past century. As the...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) Summer 2022 Workshop Series

Training   |   past event  |  Jul 20 2022

Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) Summer 2022 Workshop Series The Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) initiative held its second workshop of 2022 on July 20th at UC Berkeley. During these workshops, instructors walked participants through two of our Geo4Dev learning...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Measuring Development 2022: The Role of Mobile Data in Global Development Research

Conference   |   past event  |  May 11 2022

About the Conference It is nearly impossible to participate in the modern economy without mobile devices. Smartphones, sensors, and other mobile technologies are becoming ever more essential parts of everyday social and economic activity. As a result of their ubiquity, mobile measurement tools and...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Cultivating Capacity: Building Data Science and Data Centers Across Africa

Online   |   past event  |  Feb 23 2022

How can greater data science capacity across Africa increase the effectiveness of NGO’s and governments serving local populations? Join the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and for a roundtable discussion exploring the building blocks required to build robust localized data...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

A Talk with Togolese Minister of Digital Economy: Cina Lawson

Seminar   |   past event  |  Oct 13 2021

CEGA was thrilled to host Cina Lawson, the Togolese Minister of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation, for a public talk at UC Berkeley. Minister Lawson was named a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum in Davos and featured in Forbes's top 20 "Youngest Power Women in Africa."...

Data Science for DevelopmentFinancial Inclusion

Welfare Impacts of Digital Credit: Results from a Randomized Evaluation in Nigeria

Online   |   past event  |  Sep 08 2021

On September 8th, CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) hosted Welfare Impacts of Digital Credit: Results from a Randomized Evaluation in Nigeria as part of the DCO Webinar Series. Researchers Joshua Blumenstock (UC Berkeley; DCO Scientific Director), Daniel Björkegren (Brown), and Suraj Nair...

Data Science for Development

Measuring Development 2021: Emerging Data and Methods in Global Health Research

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 31 2021

The field of public health has seen major methodological progress in recent years, catalyzed in no small part by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Around the world, researchers are using new types of data and new analytical tools to measure, track, and analyze health trends, interventions, and...

Data Science for DevelopmentEnergy & EnvironmentTechnology

Infra4Dev Conference 2020: Decarbonizing Infrastructure

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 18 2020

This event was part of CEGA's 2020 Evidence to Action (E2A) Series, showcasing research on climate change, the environment, and global poverty.  Jointly organized by the World Bank’s Infrastructure Vice Presidency and the University of California, Berkeley, the second annual #Infra4Dev...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Cash Transfers for COVID-19 Relief

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jul 14 2020

Since March, governments and NGOs across the world have been working to provide cash support to the individuals and households most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, ensuring this support reaches the right people quickly, especially in countries where data is unreliable or...

Data Science for Development

COVID-19 in the Global South: Economic Impacts and Recovery

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jun 10 2020

COVID-19 is threatening the health and economic security of communities around the world, with dire implications for those living in poverty. As the pandemic unfolds, CEGA is committed to sharing practical insights that support evidence-based responses in the Global South. On June 10th, CEGA...

Data Science for Development

Measuring Development (VI): Data Integration and Data Fusion

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 31 2020

Thank you for joining our March 31st online conference, ‚ÄúMeasuring Development: Data Integration and Data Fusion.‚ÄĚ See the complete schedule with includes links to presentations and papers. We will be posting video recordings of the talks in the coming weeks. Participants learned how new...

Data Science for DevelopmentInstitutions & Governance

Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) Project Annual Meeting: Political Economy of Conflict Spaces

Conference   |   past event  |  May 09 2019

ESOC held its 10th Annual Meeting at the University of California at San Diego. CEGA co-sponsored ESOC's 2019 Annual Meeting with the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago, the Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative, and the...

Data Science for Development

Annual Conference on Measuring Development (V): Crisis Preparedness and Response

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 27 2019

The share of the extreme poor living in areas affected by fragility, conflict, and violence is expected to rise to nearly 50% by 2030, severely hampering global development efforts. Violent conflict has spiked dramatically since 2010, with trends such as climate change, rising inequality,...

Data Science for Development

Geospatial Analysis for International Development (Geo4Dev) 2018

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 15 2018

The 2nd Annual Symposium on Geospatial Analysis for International Development (Geo4Dev) was held on November 15, 2018 and focused on geospatial research that addresses climate- and conflict-driven migration and humanitarian response. This includes observation and modeling of migration and human...

Data Science for DevelopmentOpportunity Lab

Revolutionizing Data for Public Good

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 28 2018

Revolutionizing data for public good Unique new datasets are increasingly enabling breakthroughs in research on poverty and inequality. By generating granular, high-frequency data, technological tools have the potential to answer important questions about human behavior and affect positive...

Data Science for Development

Geospatial Analysis for International Development (Geo4Dev) 2017

Conference   |   past event  |  Sep 06 2017

Geo4Dev was a 2-day symposium and workshop on September 6-7, 2017 focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change and economic growth in developing countries. The event aimed to expand the...

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