BCS SPA specialist group event.

Speaker

Fazal Ahmad, Global Operations Director at Humanity First

Agenda

18:00-18:30 - log in, wait for webinar to begin
18:30-20:00 approximately - presentation
20:00-20:15 approximately - final questions and conclusion

Synopsis

Humanitarian programmes face many challenges, because

  • they are often in remote regions of the world lacking communications bandwidth
  • they may not benefit from big data to inform decision making in near real-time

How can the technology sector better support such initiatives? A plethora of tools, apps and technologies are available, but which ones have been successful in disaster settings and to support development programmes in low income regions such as Africa, South Asia or Central America? The speaker will give examples from a number of recent projects such as the Ebola Crisis in West Africa and the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

About the speaker

Fazal serves as the Global Operations Director at Humanity First (an NGO), managing development projects in 58 countries.

He spent over 30 years in the IT industry using AI and other emerging technology to address challenges in many industries by exploiting big data. He is also the General Manager at EN-Projects, building hospitals in Africa and Asia.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

This event is brought to you by: BCS SPA specialist group

Webinar: The role of technology in humanitarian programmes
Date and time
3 February, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Location
Webinar
Price
Free