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July 12, 2018 12:00pm

End:

July 12, 2018 1:00pm

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NetHope's Crisis Informatics Team

Showcase: CARE's Scale X Design Accelerator

The global humanitarian aid and development industry has a problem: innovation is everywhere, but examples of successfully scaled solutions are far less common. Even when we achieve impact at scale, the process can take decades. 

 

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The global humanitarian aid and development industry has a problem: innovation is everywhere, but examples of successfully scaled solutions are far less common. Even when we achieve impact at scale, the process can take decades. 

Join NetHope and CARE (a NetHope NGO Member), as we share insights and best practices from CARE's Scale X Design Accelerator, which rapidly designs, tests, iterates, and scales bold new ideas across CARE's multi-national system. The SXD Accelerator is a first-of-its-kind platform that arms development practitioners with the skills, mentorship, and resources they need to go from idea to impact. The Accelerator includes training on designing for scale, business model generation, and financial forecasting.

Come with your questions and ideas for feedback!

Host

 

Gabriele Almon, Crisis Informatics, NetHope

Speakers

 

Whitney Pyles Adams, Director of Scale X Design Accelerator, CARE

 

Savannah Miller, Program Manager of Design and Innovation, CARE

Speaker Bios

Whitney Pyles Adams Bio:
Whitney currently serve as the Director of CARE's Scale X Design Accelerator, a new program that applies the accelerator methodology to traditional development and humanitarian aid programs. Rather than focusing on early stage innovation, we focus on moving promising pilots to scale. In addition to overseeing the program for our participating teams, she works to establish new partnerships and bring in key resources and mentors to our Scale X Design community.  CARE is excited to launch Cohort 3 in May, focusing on Women’s Economic Empowerment!

Savannah Miller Bio:
Savannah Miller is the Program Manager for Design and Innovation, which includes developing and running lab curriculum and innovation workshops, coaching Accelerator teams, planning Scale x Design keystone events (including the Scale x Design Challenge), general operations for the Scale x Design Accelerator.

Savannah's previous expertise has been in business development for emerging economics with a particular focus on agriculture and small and medium scale enterprises. Prior to joining CARE, Savannah worked with Factor[e] Ventures, a venture accelerator focused on tech for the developing world and (B)energy, a waste to biofuel cooking system and social enterprise based in Ethiopia. Additionally, Savannah has been part of several startup ventures and has a passion for facilitating innovations from project to scale.

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