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Global Digital Development Forum 2023 .

Event | April 26, 2023

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On April 26-27, 2023, we participated in this global, community-driven event on digital development.

For the fourth year in a row, we partnered with USAID, TechChange, and other technology and development companies to host this global virtual forum that engaged over 3,000 participants on key areas of digital development – exploring transformative questions, industry-defining discussion, new voices, and creative ideas in the following areas: climate change, locally led development, and emerging technologies.

Recordings of the sessions featuring Chemonics’ staff are linked below.

RECORDING – Building bKash: Enabling an Inclusive Digital Financial Ecosystem in Bangladesh

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RECORDING – Empowering Iraqi Women Tech Entrepreneurs for a Smarter Future

Speaker: Ali Kawa Kamal, Communications Specialist, Chemonics International, Iraq DCEO/Tahfeez ProjectSpeaker headshot and event information

RECORDING – Voices from the Field: Mainstreaming Locally Led Digital Solutions

Speakers: Dr. Peter Vaz, Senior Advisor, Local Governance, Chemonics; Nguyễn Nhã Quyên (Mandy); Dr. Lê Vĩnh Triển, Vice Director, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh CitySpeaker headshots and event information

RECORDING – Innovation and Partnerships for the Transformation of the Soy Supply Chain

Speakers: Carlos E. Quintela, Director, Land Innovation Fund for Sustainable Livelihoods; Osmar Bambini, Chief Innovability Officer & Co-founder, Umgrauemeio; Andre Maltz, Founder and CEO, AgTrace

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RECORDING – Unpacking the Stories Behind Health Supply Chain Data

Speakers: Ana de Paiva, Director of Operational Excellence, Connexi; Kevin Biggs, Myanmar Country Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, Chemonics International; Tamah Kamlem, Maternal and Child Health Task Order Technical Advisor, USAID GHSC-PSM project, Chemonics International; Andrew Inglis, Data Scientist, IBM; Kaluba Mataka, Regional Director of Delivery, Zenysis

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RECORDING – How CSOs are Countering Democratic Backsliding 

Speakers: Manisha Aryal, Global Lead for Digital Development, Chemonics; Bojan Perkov, Policy Researcher, SHARE Foundation; Richard Mulonga, CEO, Bloggers of Zambia; Miraj Chowdhury, Founder, Digitally Right

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RECORDING – Hiding in Plain Sight: Text Analytics Reveals Alignment to Positive Youth Development

Speakers: Katherine Centore, Senior Specialist, Youth, Chemonics International; Ashley Hill, Education Specialist, Chemonics International

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