Widespread poverty in Uganda is closely related to food insecurity and malnutrition, with 36% of children in the country chronically undernourished or stunted. For development actors to effectively respond to crisis, they must be able to understand which communities are most vulnerable in real-time and at high geographic granularity. Food security intervention planning however often relies on outdated survey data, which harms the efficacy of these interventions.
Kristen Schlott is a Creative Lead at Dalberg Design in Nairobi. She has worked for nonprofit, for-profit, and multilateral clients to bring human-centered design to the international development field in sectors such as agriculture, finance, and youth unemployment. As an early hire, she has made significant contributions to the growth of Dalberg Design’s Nairobi-based practice; sourcing talent and developing internal initiatives to explore new applications of human-centered design in local markets.