Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding proposal reviews

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data solicited hundreds of proposals for its Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding (with funding from DfID and others). I served on the panel to review proposals, October 2016.

International Open Data Charter

The goal of the International Open Data Charter is to foster greater coherence and collaboration for the increased adoption and implementation of shared open data principles, standards, and good practices across sectors around the world. The Charter is a set of agreed-upon open data Principles, based on the G8 Open Data Charter, and officially launched on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 with funding from Omidyar Network, IDRC, and others.

As a member of the Charter's coordination team, I helped manage the internal information systems, project coordination, and logistics.

Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is a global network of governments, NGOs, and businesses working together to strengthen innovative ways that data is used to address the world’s sustainable development efforts. The Global Partnership amplifies current efforts among its Partners and links Partners in new configurations in order to deploy quality data to see the sustainable development goals met. Funders of the Partnership include the Hewlett Foundation and IDRC. The Partnership launched in September 2015 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

I was part of the coordination team for the Partnership, helping with project management, internal information organization, and logistics support.

Campaign to End Pediatric HIV/AIDS

With generous support from the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, the Campaign to End Pediatric HIV/AIDS (CEPA) focused on overcoming policy and implementation bottlenecks to scaling up prevention of parent-to-child transmission (PPTCT+) and pediatric diagnosis, treatment, and care programs in six focus countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Nigeria, and Mozambique. Innovations for Scaling Impact, between 2009 and 2011, developed monitoring systems and conducted an external evaluation of the project. As one member of that evaluation team, I focused my work on designing and building a user-centered communications platform that supported real-time virtual engagement across network partners, generated a dynamic knowledge base of effective practices, and further supported the advocacy efforts of the network partners. I was the lead designer and developer of an online, web-based shared electronic platform for data reporting.

Gates Foundation Malaria MLE Inventory

For this project with the Gates Foundation in 2011, a small team from Innovations for Scaling Impact, with me as one of two lead researchers, aided the Foundation’s Global Health measurement, learning, and evaluation (MLE) and Malaria teams to finalize an MLE plan that specifies grant-level sources of data against prioritized scorecard metrics, and the key sources of learning that will facilitate strategic decision-making.