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Start:

December 2, 2021 8:38pm

End:

December 21, 2021 12:00pm

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NetHope Solutions Center Webinar Series

New tools for poverty alleviation & social protection from Data for Good at Meta

How to leverage the new Relative Wealth Index, a series of AI powered poverty maps available for low–and middle–income countries, for the expansion of social protection programs around the world.


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This webinar will covers how to leverage the new Relative Wealth Index, a series of AI powered poverty maps available for low–and middle–income countries, for the expansion of social protection programs around the world, based on recent successes to expand social protection programs using this data in Togo. Also covered are new tools on business posting activity, which can help uncover how businesses around the world are rebounding from the pandemic.

Speakers

Laura McGorman, Public Policy Manager, Data for Good at Meta
Alex Pompe, Public Policy Research Manager, Data for Good at Meta

Moderator

Duncan Drury, Lead, NetHope’s Connectivity and Infrastructure Working Group

Speaker bios

Laura McGorman, Public Policy Manager, Data for Good at Meta
Laura McGorman is the Global Policy Lead for Meta's Data for Good Portfolio, which focuses on sharing privacy preserving datasets with nonprofits, researchers, and the public sector to address crises. Prior to joining Meta, Laura held positions during the Obama Administration at the US Department of Commerce, Opower, the World Bank and USAID. She has a BA from Columbia University and a Masters in Development Economics from Harvard.

Alex Pompe, Public Policy Research Manager, Data for Good at Meta
Alex Pompe is a Research Manager on the Data for Good at Meta team. Prior to this he worked on access to information and civil society development programs at an international NGO called IREX, first in Ukraine, next in Namibia, and then in Washington DC. Alex holds a BS in physics from the University of Illinois, and an MS from the University of Michigan.

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