How to tackle inequality through experimentation

Free Online Workshop | Exclusive for Public Servants & Policymakers

This past year has been a remarkable time of recognising historic inequalities and seeking to rectify them. However, Covid-19 has also made clearer just how much inequality remains across race, gender, health and education, to name a few.

Now more than ever, the public sector must tackle inequality broadly defined and double down on its efforts to improve diversity and inclusion and increase equal opportunities in society.

This workshop will show you how to take an experimental approach to programmes and initiatives that aim to tackle various forms of inequality. We’ve partnered with Nesta Sparks and their Innovation Growth Lab and Evidence Centre teams and NASA’s Ames Research Center to teach you the basics of experimentation, including conducting randomised controlled trials (RCTs), and to show you through real-world examples how this method can be applied to champion diversity, inclusion and equality.

You’ll learn:

  • How experimentation can be used to improve equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives and how this is applied in practice
  • Common pitfalls when it comes to using experimentation and RCTs and how to avoid them
  • Ways to convince stakeholders of the importance and applicability of these methods

Who you’ll hear from:

Eszter Czibor is a Principal Researcher at Nesta’s Innovation Growth Lab. She has 10 years of experience in designing, implementing and analysing results from experiments in collaboration with corporate and government partners, often with a focus on improving diversity.

Carlos Torrez is the Program Manager for the NASA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs. He draws on over 25 years of experience in the space industry with extensive development of seed fund initiatives to help bring frontier technologies to market.

Who should watch

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in advancing equality, diversity and inclusion and is curious about how experimentation and randomised controlled trials can be used to do this.

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