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Delivering Climate-Smart Agriculture to Last-Mile Communities, Especially Women and Girls
June 24 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Join Amplio for a webinar on delivering climate-smart agriculture to last-mile communities. This event will offer a high-level policy conversation and down-to-earth solutions, with a focus on women and girls.
Agricultural ICTs range from weather apps to farming drones. Mobile phones and broadband are central to CSA goals. But in 39 out of 43 low-income countries, broadband is still unaffordable. Join Bea Covington, Amplio’s Global Partnerships Director, and a panel of experts to explore this dichotomy and how we can overcome the growing digital divide.
Tawiah Agyarko-Kwarteng, MPA/ID, is a sustainable development consultant who works with the nonprofit and private sectors to empower women and girls, rural populations, and smallholder farmers. As Country Advisor for Empowered to Educate, Tawiah provides leadership training for female educators. Since 2013, she has engaged with government, supply chain, and nonprofit partners to design and implement The Hershey Company’s cocoa sustainability strategy in the West Africa region. Tawiah previously worked for World Education, where she delivered innovative programs in education, adult literacy, and health, including CocoaLink, a mobile phone-based farmer extension program. She has an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Revi Sterling, Ph.D., directs USAID’s WomenConnect Challenge and promotes the use of technology to create new social norms that empower women. Revi has served as Chief of Party at NetHope and directed the Women and the Web Alliance, a private/public partnership with USAID, Intel, NetHope, World Vision, World Pulse, and UN Women. She also founded and directed the nation’s first ICT for development graduate program at the University of Colorado Boulder. At Microsoft Research, Revi managed university research programs and spearheaded the company’s gender and technology initiatives. Revi has a Ph.D. in Media, Technology, and Society from UC Boulder. She consults widely on using technology to empower women and marginalized populations.
Gretchen Greene, Ph.D., is an environmental economist focused on climate, equity, and agriculture. Specifically, she tackles questions of how to invest in public programming that will strengthen agricultural production and income—without degrading ecosystem services or aggravating inequality. She specializes in communication tools and strategic thinking to reach diverse stakeholders. Dr. Greene has worked with Native American communities on agricultural priorities and economic development. As a part-time farmer in Washington State, she also knows the challenges small farm operations face in a big agriculture world. She received a Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida.