Two Needs, One Solution

Awarding-winning Two Needs, One Solution is an international, remote, training program that matches early-career, African Statistics professionals with U.S. small organizations that need statistical support. The objective of the training program is to provide African professionals career and economic support, in their home country, at the early stages of their careers and to enhance the decision-making of small organization leaders.

For the professional, the program offers a choice of training–data management, data analysis, and institutional research. Training in the ethical practice of statistics and remote communication is included. Professionals are paid a stipend.

For the organization leader, the program guides the leader in collaborating with statistical professionals to design a business survey; through that process they improve their statistical literacy skills. They are trained in ways to plan for future statistical support. Upon acceptance to the program, leaders pay a small fee to participate.

Two Needs, One Solution provides income and opportunity for African professionals in their home country, and therefore, doesn’t contribute to a country’s “brain drain”. Simultaneously, it provides small organizations in the US with short-term, affordable statistical expertise so they can remain competitive. Two Needs, One Solution communicates to program participants the importance of the ethical practice of statistics and the value that statistical experts bring to organizations, and therefore, it enhances the profession of statistics.

The program began in 2018. It is a competitive program so not every applicant is accepted. At this time, the program is accepting applications from early-career professionals who have a degree in Statistics and are living in Western, sub-Saharan African countries and applications from micro/small businesses and nonprofits in the Bay Area, CA. For more information about the program, please see contact us.