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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    August 12
    2020

    Safety First: Collecting Data and Protecting People in a Global Pandemic

    In a time when critical data is needed more than ever, how can technological innovations and new methodologies be deployed to more safely collect data that protects people and sustains high-impact projects?

    In this virtual panel, leaders in research, international development, and technology will discuss innovative approaches for safely collecting data and sustaining high-impact work. These approaches include safer methods of in-person data collection (e.g., remote training and device management), remote data collection methods (e.g., phone surveys, SMS, online surveys), and opportunities for collaboration and peer learning.

    With diverse perspectives from practitioners in field research, the donor community, and multi-stakeholder partnerships, the panel will present a wide-ranging view of adapting data collection for the present and future. Participants will also be encouraged to ask any questions about their own needs for collecting data in ways that protect project staff and beneficiaries and sustain their work.

    This panel discussion is being held under the auspices of the Safe People + Data Initiative, which provides methodologies and resources for safer data collection, in response to new challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing need for safety-focused innovation. The initiative is led by Dobility, Inc. with generous support from its many partners and users on the ground in over 165 countries.

    Time: 9 am ET (US and Canada)

    Tags
    Coronavirus, Workshop
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    August 12
    2020

    Stronger Together: Education in Emergencies & Protracted Crises

    75 million school-aged children and youth are in desperate need of educational support, either in danger of, or already missing out on their education. Communities highlight the importance of education during times of crises, yet education appeals receive less than 2% of humanitarian funding. The right to education is most at risk during emergencies but it is also the exact time when it is needed the most.
    On August 12, 2020, Devex and Education Cannot Wait are hosting a dynamic online event to engage key stakeholders and generate a global conversation showcasing challenges and solutions to deliver a more collaborative and rapid response to the educational needs of children and youth affected by crises, especially.
    The event will also include the official launch of Education Cannot Wait’s annual report, highlighting important results and lessons learned on how to advance education for the most vulnerable. Together with key experts and high-level stakeholders, we’ll shine a light on the important link between education and peace and development, and showcase solutions to boost access to education for children and adolescents living in crisis-affected countries.
    Time: 10 am ET | 4 pm CET
    Tags
    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    August 12
    2020

    Webinar: Adapting Field Operations During COVID-19 Using Mobile Tech

    The State of Field Activities: The global Covid-19 pandemic has caused nonprofits and social enterprises working in remote communities to pause and re-examine their field operations to determine how important business functions can be continued while ensuring the health and safety of customers and field staff.

    Organizations working in emerging markets are developing ways to bring more work online, change business methods or alter existing operations to ensure essential worker safety. When core field activities must continue, how are organizations rethinking their operations and adapting systems to accommodate their clients?

    Examples From the Field: Please join our webinar to learn how three organizations using TaroWorks’ offline mobile field service app to deliver sanitation services, provide clean energy products and enhance supply chain management are deploying mobile and cloud technology to serve customers and beneficiaries while keeping their field agents safe.

    Time: 10:30 AM EDT / 2:30 PM GMT

    Tags
    Speaker, Webinar