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Undeterred by COVID - Leveraging Digital Learning and Data Collection

Event Date: 
Jul 16, 2020
10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online Event
The SEEP Network


As COVID-19 continues to disrupt countries around the world, organizations are struggling with how to continue delivering quality services while maintaining essential COVID safety measures. One of the solutions could be digital, but it is not without challenges.

In this session, representatives from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Grainotheque, Bora Digital, and GeoPoll will discuss how they adapted programming in Côte d’Ivoire by leveraging digital tools. The IRC and Bora Digital will highlight PRO-Jeunes, a 5-year digitally enabled youth entrepreneurship and employment readiness project. The partners will discuss the challenges they faced in switching to 100% digital training and delivery services. GeoPoll, a leader in conducting remote, mobile-based research will provide insight into the transition from in-person research to mobile-based data collection tools. This discussion will look at the challenges presented by COVID but also the opportunities as digital tools become more pervasive.


Natalia Strigin: Senior Technical Advisor for Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods, IRC
Kelsey Weber: Rural Livelihoods Officer, IRC


Michel Pokoudiby: Team Leader PRO-Jeune, IRC
Daniel Oulai: CEO of Grainotheque and PRO-Jeunes Coach
Kevin Niangoran: Co-founder & Chief Operations and Training Officer of Bora Digital
Meera Sawkar: Business Development Manager, GeoPoll

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