Beata is the Data Scientist working on the technical side of Joined-up Data Standards from Development Initiatives’ Bristol office. Beata’s work focuses on mapping and linking data standards. She also develops and maintains the thesaurus. Beata finished her PhD in metabolic modelling of microbial systems at the University of Bath in 2015. She holds a MSc in Bioinformatics from Imperial College London and a BSc in Biotechnology from Cardiff University.
Bill is an information architect with Development Initiatives, leading their technical work on the Data Revolution for sustainable development and joined-up data standards. He is also the technical lead for the International Aid Transparency Initiative and was part of the drafting team for the Africa Data Consensus.
Danny Walker is a Data Analyst at Development Gateway (DG), a non-profit that uses technology and applied research to support data-driven decision-making. At DG, Danny has led the quantitative component of the Results Data Initiative, which includes advising development partner organizations on how to improve the transparency and accessibility of results information.
Richard Chirchir is the Senior MIS Specialist at Development Pathways and an experienced Management Information Systems (MIS) expert with over 14 years of relevant professional experience. He has devoted most of his career to the design and development of multi-platform ICT solutions. Richard has worked across Africa and Asia. In addition to developing the SAGE MIS in Uganda, he has designed the MIS system for Kenya’s four main SP programmes, provided advice on Pakistan’s Benazir Income Support Programme; advising on MIS development in the Seychelles, Laos, and Zambia; and developing MISs for cash transfer schemes in Liberia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. He also led Pathways’ development of Kenya’s Single Registry, which links together the countries cash transfer schemes – including recent work to integrate WFP’s public works programmes – and has recently initiated Pathways’ support for a Single Registry in Rwanda and Ethiopia. He has co-authored the two publications on MISs used in developing countries.
Seember Nyager is CEO at the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) in Nigeria, an organization that mobilizes people to monitor and report on public procurement processes. Through her organization, she successfully advocated for the adoption of the Open Contracting Data standards by the Nigerian Government; using a platform called Budeshi to demonstrate the utility of the standards. Twitter: @Seember1
Tom is the Senior Advocacy Advisor on Joined-up Data Standards, based at Publish What You Fund’s London office. His role is to highlight the value that joining up open data standards can deliver for standard setters, data producers and users alike. Tom’s experience lies in the links between the development and humanitarian, digital and data policy, and human rights sectors. He has previously worked as a Consultant for UNICEF in Ethiopia and Togo, as a Programme Manager and Associate at Global Partners Digital, as a public law caseworker with Hansen Palomares solicitors and as a Consultant for organisations including the Overseas Development Institute and ARTICLE 19. Tom was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011 and holds a BA in International Relations from Keele University.