WORK IN ACTION
Our team at DevGlobal takes pride in the support we provide for our clients across different areas of work. Take a look at a few of our featured client stories to learn more about what we can do for you.
Enabling equitable access to healthcare with WHO GIS Centre for Health
Geospatial Expertise and Story Telling
Geospatial data and technology are not new developments - neither is their value or applications for health outcomes. For many years, various WHO teams have leveraged geospatial resources in their programs from polio eradication to emergency response to our communications. Many WHO Member States have also applied these tools and concepts for decades. Building on these successes, the GIS Centre for Health is further promoting the adoption of geo-enabled decision-making to help address health, social, and economic issues within and across countries. As one example of the support provided to WHO, DevGlobal produced engaging storymaps to showcase the GIS Centre’s impact. These stories covered important topics like cutting edge geospatial technologies for COVID-19 vaccine delivery, open data solutions for preventable snakebite deaths, and reaching all populations through the AFRO GIS Centre.
Beyond storytelling, DevGlobal also facilitates the WHO and UNICEF GIS Working Group for COVAX Innovation. The Working Group is dedicated to providing technical guidance and support on digital microplanning, one of the areas of digital innovation identified as a priority for COVID19. DevGlobal coordinates global stakeholders and technical partners as we champion the use of digital microplans to ensure equitable vaccine delivery as well as sustained use of geospatial data and solutions beyond the pandemic response. Learn more about the COVAX GIS Working Group here.
CIESIN/Grid 3 Support at HQ and
Project/Program Management + Partnerships
DevGlobal has had the privilege of working with CIESIN, a center of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, to support its strategy and communications work for GRID3. For more than two years DevGlobal has adjusted its staff and services mix as the GRID3 program has required in an effort to be a thought partner in organizational design for growth, and a driving force to translate strategy into reality at the program’s headquarters in New York as well as in multiple countries in Africa through DevAfrique. As any team scales to size it can be difficult to adjust communications and see itself through the forming-storming-norming period we all experience. The difficulties are multiplied when you add remote working during the pandemic to the mix. DevGlobal worked diligently with the leadership team to help offer staff engaging remotely facilitated workshops and usable project management tools to continue their process. Additionally, we pivoted planned large in-person events into successful remote engagements with a broader network of organizations in geospatial technologies and applied data science.
During this same period GRID3 scaled engagements with African countries supported by DevAfrique. The DevAfrique team leveraged existing relationships and experience to aid project successes in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, and Burkina Faso. DevAfrique consultants became integral members of GRID3's country teams, covering multiple services from data collection and measurement and evaluation support to engaging UN entities and ministries to negotiate data usage authorizations and access. With DevGlobal’s partnership model we extend our clients’ reach through our networks, and ultimately make more meaningful impact in the work we are all passionate about.
ICTforAg 2020: The Success of Virtual Conferencing & Event Management
Re-imagining the opportunities of global virtual events in the pandemic and beyond
In the wake of COVID-19, virtual platforms have allowed for a drastic re-imagining of global conferences in agriculture. ICTforAg, Thrive Africa, the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention, and many others went virtual in 2020. As our DevGlobal team planned for the 2020 ICTforAg conference with USAID and DAI, a virtual event was the only safe option for convening experts and agtech enthusiasts from around the globe. We quickly realized that virtual conferencing can expand and improve conferences now and beyond the pandemic.
By leveraging the opportunities of digital conferencing, from live Q&A sessions to strategic real-time social media campaigns and interactive virtual networking, DevGlobal supported the ICTforAg conference in expanding its global reach while fostering a sense of community amongst virtual attendees. DevGlobal embraces the learning curve of digital innovation to connect people and communities around the world and curates the best features of virtual conferencing to facilitate the transition to digital events for our clients. With careful eye for detail and team of dedicated experts with years of event management experience, DevGlobal hopes to continue making the most of all that virtual has to offer, during the pandemic and beyond.
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