The event will feature Senior ICT expert of DAI, Jessica Heinzelman, to do a talk on practical examples of mobile technologies in development. Come learn about Jessica and DAI’s work helping development projects and CSOs utilize ICT to improve the impact and scale of their work. She will share the process she takes to design effective projects through practical examples including providing legal information to 700,000 women and girls in Sierra Leone, using SMS to provide civic education and prevent conflict in Kenya, designing a biosecurity in Indonesia, and using mobiles to collect data with greater accuracy and efficiency.
Speaker Bio: Jessica Heinzelman is a Senior ICT Specialist with DAI. Jessica leverages her expertise in information communication technologies (ICTs), strategic design, partnerships and project management to advance international development objectives through contextually appropriate strategies and technology innovations. She has worked in Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Burundi, South Africa, Jordan, Zambia, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, Sierra Leone and Pakistan and traveled to over 33 countries globally. Ms. Heinzelman holds a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.