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Thursday, September 28 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Geospatial Technology: A New Perspective on Development Challenges

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Geospatial technology has unlocked a wealth of data about our earth and surroundings. From satellite imagery to GPS devices, location-based demographic data, geostatistical analysis and digital mapping, geospatial technology is helping drive the data revolution. This unprecedented access to geospatial information provides insights into where development projects are and where development need is greatest, allowing us to better target resources in the fight against poverty. This session will take a deeper look at how USAID is using geospatial technology to revolutionize the development enterprise. A panel discussion featuring guests from USAID's innovative, geospatial investments will reflect on the past, present, and future impacts of this ever-evolving technology for development.

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Moderators
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Carrie Stokes

Chief Geographer & Director, GeoCenter, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID
Carrie Stokes has worked for over 25 years in international development and the environment. She currently serves as the Chief Geographer of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). She established and now directs the Agency’s GeoCenter, which applies geographic analysis... Read More →

Speakers
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Christopher Bessenecker

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Project Concern International
Over the last 27 years my work has taken me to all regions of the world to address some of the most pressing problems faced by the global poor. My vocation in international development began as a rural Peace Corps volunteer in the northwest Honduras, Central America. Since that time... Read More →
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Jenny Frankel-Reed

Adaptation Team Lead / SERVIR Coordinator, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Office of Global Climate Change, USAID
Jenny Frankel-Reed is a senior climate specialist with USAID’s Climate Change Office. She leads USAID’s Adaptation Team and the SERVIR program, a joint initiative with NASA to help developing countries access and apply science and satellite data to the challenges they face in... Read More →
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Laura Hughes

Data Scientist, Center for Digital Development, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID
I'm fascinated by the intersection between science, technology, data, and design. I love analyzing complicated data, figuring out what they mean, and deciding how to visually communicate the results to others. Trained as a biophysical chemist, I have pursued multidisciplinary research... Read More →
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Rachel Trichler

Senior Research Analyst, AidData
Rachel is a Senior Research Analyst at AidData. Rachel oversees design protocols and analysis for rigorous evaluations using geospatial program and outcome data as part of the Research and Evaluation Unit’s work with bilateral and multilateral organizations and private foundations... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Continental Room B Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

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