Ongoing Learning and Community
DDAs are leaders who drive forward digital innovation from Kenya to Columbia, Liberia to Vietnam. One of the most valuable outcomes of this inspiring workshop was that DDAs reported feeling more connected to each other, and to key leadership within USAID. DDAs had face-to-face closing sessions with USAID Administrator Samantha Power and USAID Counselor Clinton White to share questions and reflections on the future of the Digital Strategy at the agency. At the end of the week, participants requested more DDA workshops and convenings in the future, from a yearly workshop to regional or virtual global meetings to continue to connect and collaborate across diverse settings.
This five-day workshop provided 22 participants with the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge via 30 different immersive sessions, build their networks with internal and external resources, and engage in external site visits to cutting edge technology partners. As a foundation and template for future trainings, the workshop built a solid base for future DDA programming.