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May 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

IT Innovations for Improving Governance in Afghanistan

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Presentations highlighting how the confluence and mobile technology, financial service innovation, and big data analytics are opening up exciting new frontiers in the struggle to improve the welfare of citizens in the developing world.

Mobile phones and mobile money are revolutionizing finance and governance in some of the world’s poorest and most unstable countries.

Professors Blumenstock and Callen will describe three projects in Afghanistan that investigate ways in which development engineering can be brought to bear to improve governance. The presentation highlights how the confluence of mobile technology, financial service innovation, and big data analytics are opening up exciting new frontiers in the struggle to improve the welfare of citizens and government employees in the developing world.

Free and open to the public. Reception follows at 6:30pm with drinks and appetizers.

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Date and Time

May 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Location

San Diego Supercomputer Center Auditorium

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by May 22, 2017. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free

Contact

Marie Thiveos Stewart    mthiveos@ucsd.edu    858-822-4959

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Policy Design & Evaluation Lab, School of Global Policy and Strategy

Event Category

Conferences, Workshops and Symposia