Partnership Announcement between Data-Pop Alliance and UN-ESCWA

Jul 26 2019 News

Partnership Announcement:Data-Pop Alliance and UN-ESCWA Data-Pop Alliance is pleased to announce its partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), signed on May 2019. This agreement will allow cooperation between both entities for the design of public policies for Data Innovation in the Arab region. The main goal will be contributing to sustainable development of … Read More

LWL #18: Algorithmic Bias and the Gender Gap

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Jul 02 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #18 Algorithmic Bias and the Gender Gap​ A recent article by Wang et al studies gender trends in computer science authorship, revealing that, “if current trends continue, parity between the number of male and female authors will not be reached in this century”. Although examining the proportion of female authorship over time only captures one of the … Read More

Research Intern Position – Mexico City

Jun 10 2019 Jobs

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Research Intern based in Mexico City. Effective dates: 2 months, starting early July – through August 31st. Working space will be provided by Data-Pop Alliance; alternatively the intern can work from home, if and when this would be suitable for Data-Pop Alliance and the intern. However, presence in the office may be required for … Read More

Taller de capacitación “Big data, economía digital y desarrollo sostenible” en Bogotá

Valentina Casasbuenas Jun 10 2019 Blog

Bogotá, 24 de Mayo de 2019. En alianza entre la Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL), el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE) y Data-Pop Alliance, se llevó a cabo con éxito la quinta versión del taller “Big Data, Economía Digital y Desarrollo Sostenible”. Del 7-9 de mayo, la sede central del DANE en Bogotá fue el punto de encuentro … Read More

EmpoderaData: Empowerment Through Data in Latin America

Jackie Carter, Julie Ricard, Natalie Grover, Valentina Casasbuenas, Vanessa Higgins Jun 06 2019 Blog, News

On May 16-17 in São Paulo, Data-Pop Alliance, University of Manchester, and FGV EAESP jointly organized a workshop on Data Literacy and SDGs in Latin America. The workshop followed an open seminar on “Big Data for Social Good” which gathered over 80 participants from different sectors and discussed ongoing initiatives leveraging ‘big data’ for research and public policy in Brazil … Read More

Program Operations Officer – Mexico City

May 31 2019 Jobs

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full time Project Operations Officer (OPO) based in Mexico City. Effective dates: July – December 2019, with possibility of extension past January 2020. 2-month trial period starting by end of July. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Latin American and the Caribbean based in Mexico, the Project Operations Officer will support Data-Pop Alliance’s work through the … Read More

Resumen del curso de capacitación DPA y CEPAL, “Big data, economía digital y desarrollo sostenible” realizado en Santo Domingo, RD, 9-11 de abril, 2019

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Apr 15 2019 Blog

Data-Pop Alliance dirigió un taller de formación profesional sobre “Big Data, Economía Digital y Desarrollo Sostenible” en Santo Domingo, República Dominicana del 9 al 11 de abril, 2019, en alianza con la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe de las Naciones Unidas (NU CEPAL) y la Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). Este taller hizo parte de un programa … Read More

Próximo taller de capacitación en Bogotá con DANE

Apr 10 2019 News

TALLER DE FORMACIÓN PROFESIONAL Big Data, Economía Digital y Desarrollo Sostenible 7 – 9 de mayo de 2019 Bogotá, Colombia Ubicación DANE CAN<br Carrera 59 # 26-70<br Centro Administrativo Nacional<br Bogotá, Bogotá 111321<br Colombia Inscribirse Acerca del taller Nos complace anunciar nuestro próximo taller de capacitación en colaboración con La Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) y … Read More

Transformando país a través del Big Data

Maria Antonia Bravo, Valentina Casasbuenas Apr 02 2019 Blog

A continuación presentamos el proyecto de Diseño e Implementación de la Estrategia de Big Data para el Estado Colombiano realizado por MIT y Data-Pop Alliance desde el 2017, para la Dirección de Proyectos Estratégicos de iNNpulsa, entidad que promueve la innovación, el emprendimiento y el desarrollo empresarial para el fortalecimiento de la competitividad en Colombia. El surgimiento de tecnologías como … Read More

LWL #17: Green Tech: The Sustainability Conundrum

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Mar 14 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #17 Green Tech: The Sustainability Conundrum​ As a data-driven organization, we dwell in the techno-scientific world, leveraging research, capacity building and community engagement around topics such as machine learning and AI to drive a people-centered Big Data revolution. Although sustainable development is one of the main drivers of our work, we know how large the environmental footprint … Read More

Big data para o bem comum

Julie Ricard, Natalie Grover Mar 14 2019 News

Big Data para o Bem Comum 16-17 de Maio 2019 São Paulo SP Durante a última década, vivemos uma “revolução de dados”. A maioria de nossas ações e interações como seres humanos e sociedades são mediadas ou capturadas por dispositivos e serviços digitais, deixando assim um rastro digital. Nossas vidas e sociedades estão cada vez mais digitalizadas e codificadas em … Read More

Taller de capacitación en República Dominicana con CEPAL

Feb 26 2019 News

TALLER DE FORMACIÓN PROFESIONAL Big Data, Economía Digital y Desarrollo Sostenible 9-11 de abril de 2019 Santo Domingo, República Dominicana Acerca del taller Agenda Newsfeed Acerca del taller Nos complace anunciar nuestro próximo taller de capacitación en colaboración con La Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) y  la Oficina Nacional de Estadística de República Dominicana (ONE), como … Read More

Atelier de formation “Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable” à Tunis

Feb 14 2019 Blog, News

Atelier de formation“Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable” à Tunis 22-24 avril 2019 A propos du cours Agenda Intervenant-es Équipe de facilitation Nous contacter Notre prochain atelier de formation “Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable” (entièrement en français) aura lieu à Tunis, du 22 au 24 avril 2019, organisé en partenariat avec Nations Unies Tunisie. Ce … Read More

Convocatoria: Practicante de Investigación – Bogotá, Colombia

Feb 13 2019 Jobs

Ubicación: Bogotá Cargo: Practicante de Investigación Duración: 4 meses OBJETIVO Buscamos estudiantes de pregrado motivados por la innovación social y la tecnología, con interés en aprender sobre Big Data y desarrollo sostenible, y con habilidades de adaptación y trabajo en equipo. Data-Pop Alliance (DPA) es una coalición global sobre Big Data y desarrollo creada por Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, el MIT … Read More

World Telecommunication / ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-18)

Maria Antonia Bravo Feb 05 2019 News

“Making Measurement Matter” Dr. Emmanuel Letouzé World Telecommunication / ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-18) December 10-12, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland In the presentation titled “Making Measurement Matter”, Emmanuel Letouzé, Director of Data-Pop Alliance and of the OPAL project, discusses the role, limits and requirements of measurement for development. In particular, he asks whether – and how much impact – measuring has … Read More

LWL #16: AI For Social Good

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Feb 05 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #16 AI For Social Good Google’s “AI for Social Good” initiative launched on October 2018, aiming to drive the adoption of “Artificial Intelligence (AI) for public good”. Beyond the buzzword, how can we define this emerging field? In this week’s Links We Like we take a closer look at projects and research that use AI for sustainable … Read More

Harnessing Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Development Effectiveness

Emmanuel Letouzé, Micol Stock Feb 05 2019 Blog

Originally published by Southern Voice January 21, 2019. By Emmanuel Letouzé and Micol Stock The development effectiveness landscape has been significantly transformed since the two major milestones of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in 2005 and the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action. On the political economy side, the transition from the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the recent rise … Read More

Partnership Announcement between Data-Pop Alliance and Oxfam México

Jan 26 2019 News

Partnership Announcement:Data-Pop Alliance and Oxfam México Data-Pop Alliance se complace de anunciar su nueva alianza con Oxfam México bajo el proyecto DataMex, orientado hacia la investigación aplicación del big data para el área de desarrollo. Como parte de esta alianza, se ha adelantado una consultoría, y a partir del análisis realizado durante el último trimestre del 2018 y el 2019, se … Read More

Sustainable Development, Big Data and AI Research and Training Intern – Cambridge, MA

Jan 16 2019 Jobs

Terms of Reference Sustainable Development, Big Data and AI Research and Training Intern   Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a part-time Sustainable Development, Big Data, and AI Research and Training Intern based in Cambridge MA. Effective dates: 2-3 months, starting mid-January – through mid-April. Working space will be provided by Data-Pop Alliance; alternatively the intern can work from home, if and … Read More

Debate: How can Developing Countries Balance the Rewards and Risks of Big Data?

Nov 20 2018 News

On Tuesday 20 November, SciDev.Net hosted the third of four online debates, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, exploring key issues in science for development. Experts from around the world will discuss what big data means for development, and how poorer countries can balance the rewards and risks of big data. Data-Pop Alliance Director Emmanuel Letouzé participated along with the following … Read More

Big Data for Social Good 2018 – Ready for a Wild World

May 21 2018 News

As part of the annual Big Data for Social Good event, hosted by Telefónica in Madrid, Emmanuel Letouzé delivered a presentation on “Big Data and Open Algorithms for Resilient Societies” and participated in the panel “Towards sustainability & scalability of Social Good initiatives – BD4SG Ready for a Wild World“. Data-Pop was joined in speaking by other global organizations, such as … Read More

Fundraising Officer – Bogotá or Mexico City

May 14 2018 Jobs

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Fundraising Officer to be based in Bogotá or Mexico City. Effective dates: June 1st through August 31st with possibility of extension depending on funding; Full-time Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Knowledge Manager and Operations and Outreach Manager based in Cambridge MA and NYC, the Fundraising Officer will undertake all fundraising-related … Read More

Communications and Design Intern – Cambridge, New York City, or Mexico City

Apr 20 2018 Jobs

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Communications and Design Intern based in Cambridge MA, New York City, or Mexico City (tbd according to dates and candidate’s preferences), and will work out of the Data-Pop Alliance offices. Effective dates: 2-3 months, Starting early June or July – through August 31st.   Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Operations … Read More

SD Talks Session 4 – Big Data and the Global Gender Gap: The Promises and Perils of Digital Information

Natalie Grover Mar 14 2018 News, Uncategorized

  Announcing the fourth Webinar of the SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development series, produced jointly by Data-Pop Alliance and the UN System Staff College (UNSSC). Guest speakers Rebecca Furst-Nichols (Deputy Director) and Bapu Vaitla (Fellow) of Data2X, a collaborative advocacy and technical initiative hosted by the United Nations Foundation that works to improve the use of global gender data, will discuss … Read More

Program Assistant : New York City or Cambridge, MA

Feb 28 2018 Jobs

Program Assistant Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full or part-time Program Assistant to be based in New York City or Cambridge, MA. Effective dates:  May 1 for an initial 6 months with a 2 month trial period.    Part-time: 3-5 days a week Reporting to the Operations and Outreach Officer based in NYC, under the authority of the Director, the … Read More

Upcoming Professional Training Workshops in Dakar and Bangkok in March, 2018

Dec 04 2017 News

We are pleased to announce two upcoming workshops in Dakar, Senegal (March 6 – 8, 2018) and Bangkok, Thailand (March 27 – 29, 2018) as part of our Global Professional Training Program on Big Data for Sustainable Development developed and delivered in partnership with UNSSC and financial support from the Hewlett Foundation. Over each three-day session, these workshops will enhance … Read More

Introducing the UNSSC/Data-Pop Alliance Big Data & Sustainable Development Open Learning Hub

Nov 29 2017 News

As part of our data literacy program, Data-Pop Alliance and the Knowledge Center for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Staff College (UNSSC), are excited to share the launch of the “Big Data & Sustainable Development Open Learning Hub”. Our vision is the creation of a global community of practice, through an open and free interactive learning platform, to facilitate … Read More

Seminar and Training on “Big Data, Digital Economy, and Sustainable Development” in Mexico City, October 16-19, 2017

Natalie Grover Oct 25 2017 Blog

  Data-Pop Alliance led a training workshop on “Big Data, Economy, and Sustainable Development” in Mexico City on October 17-19, 2017 in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) and the Mexican Presidency’s Coordinación de Estrategia Digital Nacional (EDN). The workshop is part of a comprehensive program, which includes other trainings and activities … Read More