Data Upskilling for International Development at IREX

Key Takeaways:
  • Learn why data literacy is important for global development, and in nonprofit organizations
  • Learn how to implement your own data literacy program
  • Understand the benefits of having organization-wide data literacy
Thursday, May 26, 11:00 am ET

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Description

IREX, the global development and education organization, is in the middle of an ambitious five-year training plan to increase data literacy for all its employees. 

In this webinar, Philip Davidovich, Senior Technical Specialist, and Grace Chimezie, Learning Facilitator, share their story of running a data literacy program. They will discuss the challenges they encountered and the successes they've achieved, along with practical advice for running your own data literacy program.

Presenter Bio

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Philip DavidovichSenior Technical Specialist, Data and Digital Development at IREX

Philip is part of IREX’s Center for Applied Learning and Impact, supporting the technical needs of programs and units across the organization. Philip specializes in data ecosystem development, social network analysis, and social impact evaluation. He is the product lead for the Data for Leaders curriculum and the Data Learning Journey, and he is the research lead for the Fellowships Alumni Network Study. Prior to joining IREX, received a B.S. in Quantitative Economics from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and served as a Community Economic Development volunteer for Peace Corps Namibia from 2015 to 2017.

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Grace ChimezieLearning Facilitator, Center for Applied Learning and Impact at IREX

Grace Chimezie has over ten years of experience working in journalism, education, and the international development sector. Since joining IREX in December 2020, she has served as the campaign lead for the Impact Fellowships Summit (IFS), supported programs and initiatives with data storytelling, and led internal communications for IREX’s Data Learning Journey initiative. Prior to IREX, Grace covered gender-based violence as a journalist in North-East Nigeria, during the early stages of the Boko Haram crisis. She was born and raised in North-Central Nigeria.