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Abt Global will join 1,400+ global development practitioners at the 2024 annual conference organized by the Society for International Development-United States Chapter (SID-US). Under this year’s theme World in Crisis, Sparks of Hope, the in-person and virtual event will examine innovations and advances across the field.

Don’t miss our virtual panel discussion on the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to solve intersectoral issues in climate and health. And make sure to visit our in-person booth or network virtually with our experts!

Presentation Details

Friday, April 26 – 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM ET (Virtual)       
Topic: AI at the Intersection of Climate and Health: Opportunities in Global Development and Localization  
Abt Global will host an interactive presentation and facilitated discussion about how AI is relevant to expanding opportunities that advance development and localization in climate and health, and the potential for additional sectors, especially where there's intersectionality. Speakers will highlight considerations for AI use, ensuring equity, and practical implementation beyond the development triangle.


Nora Connor, Ph.D.

Nora Connor, Ph.D.

Director of Data Science, Abt Global
Leland Smith

Leland Smith

Digital Solutions Architect, Abt Global
Yuliya Mamedova

Yuliya Mamedova

Digital Solutions Project Manager, Abt Global
Jenna Harder, PhD.

Jenna Harder, Ph.D.

Data Scientist Manager, Abt Global

2024 Abt Global Lightning Talk Submission

Empowering Mental Health: LHSS Colombia’s Multifaceted Approach       
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2024 Abt Global Innovation Competition Submissions

A South-to-South Organizational Learning Network to Strengthen Resilient, Locally Led Development       
USAID’s localization efforts have increased opportunities for local organizations. Yet few local organizations can meet the requirements. A South-to-South Organizational Learning Network can address the gaps in local organizations’ capabilities to manage large and complex projects.

Global Health Fund of Funds Strategy       
Abt's Senior Advisor for Private Capital and Impact Investing describes a unique strategy to addressing the financing gap required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by mobilizing private capital.

2023 Abt Global Lightning Talk Submission

Check out our 2023 Abt Global Lightning Talk Winning Submission on deploying technologies to improve health training and services in Ukraine.  
The war in Ukraine has severely impacted the country's health sector. The USAID Local Health System Sustainability Project, led by Abt Global, has helped the Government of Ukraine create a standardized process to deploy these technologies safely and effectively. The Project has provided training and technical support, resulting in over 1,000 medical workers being trained and thousands of teleconsultations conducted. The program aims to be sustainable during and after the war.


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