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Thursday, May 18 • 16:20 - 17:05
Panel: Reflections: Moving the Needle Forward on the Use of Data to Achieve the SDGs

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As a community of organizations that have a stake in international development and humanitarian relief efforts, we are making strides in the use of ICTs to enhance our efforts. However, most will agree that we have yet to fully leverage the data and information that ICT makes possible. We often use ICT-enabled data to report what we have done, but not to target the services we provide, to plan the work we carry out, to understand its impact and to refine our strategies based on what we learn.  This panel will discuss and debate the most critical, realistic steps the community must take within the next year to advance the use of data in our decision making in our efforts to attain the Sustainable Development Goals.  Panelists will reflect on the presentations and discussions that have taken place throughout the week, on what has surprised them and on what they have learned to inform their point of view on this task.

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Lauren Woodman

Chief Executive Officer, NetHope
Lauren Woodman is the Chief Executive Officer of NetHope, where she drives the organization’s aggressive movement to put advanced connective technologies in the hands of nonprofits whose work can be magnified by its power. It is her primary goal to spark the tech world’s interest... Read More →

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Krishnan Dharmarajan

Executive Director, Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion
Krishnan Dharmarajan heads the Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI), Institute for Financial Management and Research as its Executive Director. The Centre aims to develop and scale digital payment innovations and digital financial products and platforms aimed at poor or otherwise... Read More →
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Dr. Shaun Ferris

Director, Agricultural Livelihoods, Catholic Relief Services
Dr. Shaun Ferris has worked for the past 10 years for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). In his current position, Shaun focuses on supporting smallholder farmers along the pathway to prosperity, as part of CRS’ Signature Program Area for Agriculture. His work at CRS also focuses on... Read More →
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Ushnisha Ghosh

Lean Data Senior Associate, Acumen
Ushnisha Ghosh joined the Lean Data Team as Senior Associate in April 2016 and leads Acumen’s Impact and Lean Data work in India. Prior to joining Acumen, she gained significant experience across the social enterprise sector as a consultant and project manager. With her experience... Read More →
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Ajit Rangnekar

Director General, Research & Innovation Circle of Hyderabad
Ajit Rangnekar is the Director General of the Research & Innovation Circle of Hyderabad, a unique initiative of the Telangana Government to foster innovation through collaboration between academic institutions, research institutions and industry. Prior to that, he was first the Deputy... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 16:20 - 17:05 IST
Hall 3