Our first Data Space was born in Colombia. Over two years, we have established a strong network of national, international, and regional partner organizations fostering a fruitful collaborative environment, helping catalyze the advancement of projects such as:
Colombia's Big Data Strategy
Technical assistance project to the Department of National Planning (DNP) of Colombia and Innpulsa, to support the development of Colombia’s first ever national Big Data strategy to be presented to the President of Colombia in 2018.
A project at Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, as part of Data-Pop Alliance, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The main objective of this project is to generate sophisticated analyses about urban crime and violence in LAC cities, starting in Colombia.
Colombia is one of the pilot countries of the Open Algorithms (OPAL) project. The aim during the pilot phase is to develop a Beta platform and a suite of open algorithms, all accessible and open source, as well as training and engagement activities around the platform.
In December 2016, Data-Pop Alliance ran a 3-day training workshop “Leveraging Big Data for sustainable development” in Bogotá in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), as part of our Global Training Program. Another edition of the workshop is scheduled for 2018.
Laboratorio Urbano Bogotá
Data-Pop Alliance, the Economic Development Secretary of Bogotá (SDDE) and the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB) signed a collaboration agreement in May 2016 to jointly establish an Urban Lab Bogotá. The Lab is envisaged as an open space of interaction and collaborative work aiming to result in innovative, applicable, and replicable data-driven solutions for the city of Bogotá. This space seeks to be at the forefront of people-centered public innovation, by creating solutions in an inclusive manner, engaging the public and private sectors, academia, and above all, citizens. The LabUrbano is hosted at Logyca.