Stories of impact

Data to the rescue: improving humanitarian aid | 510 – an initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross
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Data for Creating Lasting Health Change in Africa
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We sat down with Amref Health Africa, a leading health organization in Africa, to hear from them how data contributes to their mission to create lasting health change in Africa.
ABW 2023 Conference: Closing the Skills Gap by Educating Data Science Practitioners at Nonprofits
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Panel 2B, chaired by Parvathy Krishnan (CTO of ABW), centered around the impact, challenges, and success stories of the ABW Academy’s Data Science Fellowship program. This program aims to empower participants as data science practitioners within nonprofit organizations. Trainers, mentors, and program alumni contributed their valuable insights.
ABW 2023 Conference: “From Science To Impact”: Creating Impact at Nonprofits with Analytics Research
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Panel 2A, chaired by Dick den Hertog (Science to Impact Director of ABW), focused on the role of analytics researchers in creating impact within the nonprofit sector. The panel aimed to address the challenges researchers face in translating their work into practical applications and fostering meaningful change.
ABW 2023 Conference: Creating Impact at Nonprofits with Professional Analytics Support
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Panel 1B, chaired by Robert Monné (Managing Director of ABW), shed light on the impactful role of analytics professionals in driving positive change within nonprofit organizations. The panel aimed to explore the collaborations between ABW's nonprofit and company network, highlighting success stories, lessons learned, and the added value derived from such partnerships.
ABW 2023 Conference: Open-source Toolkit to Improve Geospatial Accessibility of Critical Infrastructure
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The Public Infrastructure Service Access (PISA) Toolkit, designed to optimize the placement of crucial public sector infrastructures, was the focus of Panel 1A. The panel, chaired by Parvathy Krishnan (CTO of ABW) and Dick den Hertog (Science to Impact Director of ABW), brought together speakers from non-profits, researchers, and ABW industry partners who are actively involved in the design, development, and deployment of the toolkit.
ABW 2023 Conference: Impact and Outlook
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The Analytics for a Better World 2023 Conference kicked off on May 24th, bringing together a vibrant community of nonprofits, researchers, and companies. With more than 100 online participants and 70 attendees at the Amsterdam Business School, the event provided an inspiring platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange.
Dana Redeña: My Experience at the ABW Fellowship
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Dana's project during the fellowship involved developing a geospatial web map that shows the different internet access points in the Philippines. Identifying low-connectivity areas helps bridge the digital-divide by addressing network issues of connection existence and speed.
Estimating Child Wasting Burden in the Sahel Region using Ensemble Machine Learning Methods
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Estimating Child Wasting Burden in the Sahel Region using Ensemble Machine Learning Methods. A collaboration between Analytics for a Better World, World Food Programme and Northeastern University.
Parvathy Krishnan: Looking back and moving forward
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"Last year taught me the value of collaboration and hard work. It was a great reminder that when people come together and are willing to invest in something, anything is possible"
Samuel Mwamburi: My Experience at the ABW Fellowship
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The fellowship's premise greatly appealed to Samuel's research interests which are in the use of analytics for social good hence his extended engagement with institutions working to promote socioeconomic growth and restore well-being.
Marieke Meeske: My participation in the ABW Fellowship program
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"I am really grateful for the opportunity given by ABW to train development practitioners, like myself, in data science. I would definitely encourage other people to apply as well."
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