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Damien Jacques

Technical Expert at Dalberg Data Insights and Inter-American Development Bank

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Damien recently joined Dalberg Data Insights as a Technical Expert after 7 years of experience in academic research. He has led SDGs-related projects across the globe requiring (i) joining and aggregating large quantities of data; (ii) designing and implementing algorithms to estimate key indicators; and (iii) developing web applications to efficiently communicate insights. He has established a strong academic track record through several projects in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for social good (including projects in food security, poverty and agricultural economics). Prior to Dalberg, Damien worked for the Inter-American Bank of Development, the University of California, Los Angeles, and three universities in Belgium. He was awarded the Agriculture prize in the Data For Development (D4D) challenge organized by Orange, MIT, and the UN. Besides, he is an active promoter of Open Science and Open Access. Damien holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Agronomy from the Université catholique de Louvain.