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Friday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Open Data in the Middle East & North Africa

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This session will look at recent regional initiatives related to Data Skills, Urban Development, Gender, and Policy which focus on sustainable development, with an emphasis placed on gender inclusivity and effective policy, from organizations spanning Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. Speakers and facilitators will aim to place these initiatives within the wider global conversation surrounding the production, management, and utilization of open data in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The session will then focus on facilitating discussions on a future open data agenda for the region at large with a strong focus on streamlining regional efforts and affecting sustainable impact across the region. 

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Nancy Salem

Access to Knowledge for Development Center, American University in Cairo

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Abir Cherif

Data Analyst, Innova Tunisia
I am Abir Chérif, a data analyst and a socio-political consultant at WebRadar.Mainly interested in marketing and communication projects, social and political collaborations and research projects.
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Samah Hijazi

PhD Researcher / Data Scientist, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale
Samah Hijazi is a data science researcher who received her M.S. degree in Computer Sciences and Risk Management from the Lebanese University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. titled “Sparse Representation and Active Learning for Marine Ecology” jointly between the Lebanese... Read More →
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Clara Abou Samra

Knowledge to Policy Center at the American University of Beirut
Clara Abou Samra is an Evidence Lead Specialist at theKnowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Clara holds a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from AUB and a Bachelors of Sciences in Nursing (BSN) from the School of Nursing at AUB. She has extensive... Read More →
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Marwan Tarazi

Director, Center for Continuing Education, Birzeit University
I am the director of Continuing Education at Birzeit University. Currently engaged in designing an open "Open Data Capacity Development Program" targeting University students and fresh graduates. We are reaching out to potential partners that can share experiences, suggest open... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am GMT-03