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Kicking off the Academic year with 2 Analytics for a Better World courses
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We're very happy to share we kick-off the 2022-2023 academic year with two courses (1 for BSc students, and 1 for MSc students) centered around the topic of Analytics for a Better World. Both are part of the core curriculum of the Business Analytics programs at the University of Amsterdam.
Honored to be invited keynote speaker at two International OR conferences
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We're very proud to share our two founders were invited keynote speakers at two conferences:
Our founder ORTEC is a proud contributor to IFRC Data Playbook
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We're proud to share our founder ORTEC together with partner 510 has contributed to IFRC's Data Playbook! We think this is also very relevant (freely accessible) content for our other nonprofit partners.
Paper published on ‘how to merge two digital roadmaps into one’
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Dick den Hertog (University of Amsterdam, ABW Institute) together with researchers from Tilburg University / ZHL and MIT / PEMPEM wrote a paper “Enhancing digital road networks for better operations in developing countries”.
Developing a Data & Digital Maturity framework for the IFRC
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Our partner 510, in a pro-bono collaboration with ORTEC (founder of Analytics for a Better World), developed a framework to identify what Data & Digital Maturity looks like across multiple levels. This framework has been adopted in the IFRC’s Digital Transformation strategy to offer a vocabulary of Digital Transformation in multiple contexts and provide a basis to track the process.
Nomination for Huibregtsen prize
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Prof. dr. ir. Hein Fleuren (Zero Hunger Lab) en prof. dr. ir. Dick den Hertog (Analytics for a Better World Institute) have been nominated by the Jury for the Huibregtsen prize for their research on “Less hunger by more math: innovative solution for more effective food aid”. The prize is meant for a recent research project that combines scientific quality and innovation with an exceptional contribution to society.
Recap and recordings of our inspiring Launching Event on June 1, 2022
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On June1, 2022, we organised a launching conference to bring together our key partners, researchers and (potential) sponsors. Our aim was to inspire each other, share ABW’s vision and plans and explore opportunities for collaboration.
Change.inc story about ABW launch conference
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We're excited to be covered by Change.inc: who visited our conference and wrote an article highlighting our vision, plans and impactful cases.
Volunteer vacancies
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We're opening up a couple of volunteeropportunities to support us with outreach and engaging with our target audiences (the nonprofitsector, companies, and researchers), and pursue our mission: applying analytics to contribute to the SDGs. We have 3 volunteer openings to support us with:
Workshop: Using digital principles and data science for M&E
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We organized a workshop about data science and digital principles with our partner AMREF Health and FINISH mondial, with participants from Kenya, Uganda and The Netherlands
Article: Improving the world with mathematics and models (Dutch)
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We're proud to be interviewed and covered by the Mediahuis' Green appendix (Groenbijlage) for various Dutch local newspapers. See the article below (in Dutch)
Opinion: Use Analytics for other Sustainable Development Goals as well
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Thanks to Analytics, millions more more people can be fed, as demonstrated by the Zero Hunger Lab. Time to unleash that same approach on other humanitarian goals, argues Professor Dick den Hertog. See the opinion article below.
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