#Techforgood learning lab: systems change & digital transformation for humanitarians
We propose to run an interactive workshop exploring how digital technology can support transformative ways of working among humanitarian systems. A secondary goal is to help leaders working in a world of upheaval and crisis harness technology to ensure their action is based on facts and evidence, and better reach their intended outcomes.
Our organisation, Solutions for Humanity, was established to solve humanitarian and social problems at global scale, with evolutionary frontier technology (esp. Artificial intelligence) as a lever. Our first such technology, isgood.ai, is an AI-guided platform enabling humanitarians (including NGOs, Governments, local organisations, businesses and communities) to understand details of their impact and outcome. Our software tracks complex patterns of cause and effect, enabling partners to identify which programs and activities do the most good, and optimise their action.
In the context of the 2021 humanitarian leadership conference, we would like to host a facilitated event inviting participants working across the humanitarian system to join a ‘digital learning lab’, and reflect on potential applications of digital technology to increase their strategic capacity and deliver on their desired outcomes.
The lab will consist of a facilitated, bottom-up conversation, where participants will identify key strategic problems in their organisation. They will be guided to explore how new digital technology could support better decision-making models, better monitoring and evaluation, and better collaboration across the system.
Participants will leave with clear ‘next step’ actions to improve the way they integrate technology (and evidence) to address complex challenges and prioritise their action.