Convocatoria Beca “Taller Big Data y análisis de pobreza para el desarrollo sostenible”

Jun 13 2022 News

Convocatoria Beca “Taller Big Data y análisis de pobreza para el desarrollo sostenible” Presentación Data-Pop Alliance (DPA), con el apoyo y patrocinio de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) a través del Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española en Santa Cruz, Bolivia, (CFSCZ), ha creado el taller en línea “Big Data y análisis de pobreza … Read More

Experiencia de Diego Suarez en el Taller Big Data y Desarrollo Sostenible

Jun 02 2022 Blog

DATA LITERACY SERIES (Text in Spanish / English) Experiencia de Diego Suarez en el Taller Big Data y Desarrollo Sostenible Entrevistador: Mario Cajiao Project Officer  DPA Entrevistado: Diego Suarez Jefe de experimentación  UNDP Accelerator Labs Bolivia  Share En esta nueva “Serie de Alfabetismo de Datos” entrevistamos a participantes que han tomado nuestros cursos en línea. La serie empezará con el … Read More

Resumen taller “Introducción al Big Data y Desarrollo Sostenible”

Jun 02 2022 Blog

Resumen “Taller Introducción a Big Data para el Desarrollo Sostenible 2022” Presentación Data-Pop Alliance (DPA), con el apoyo y patrocinio de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID ) a través del Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española en Santa Cruz, Bolivia, (CFSCZ),  desarrollo el taller en línea “Introducción a Big Data para el Desarrollo Sostenible … Read More

LWL #37 The Future of Health? How Big Data and AI are Reshaping Modern Medicine

Ana Deborah Lana, Anthony Deen, Diana Montero, Mariana Rozo Paz, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz May 11 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #37 The Future of Health? How Big Data and AI are Reshaping Modern Medicine Health care is one sector for which the massive amount of data produced daily holds great promise. Data from electronic health records, medical devices and health-related apps (and other sources) has grown so large that they exceed human capabilities for analysis. This is … Read More

LWL #36 Crisis Data: New Technology and Humanitarian Emergencies

Ana Deborah Lana, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz, Yara Antoniassi Mar 30 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #36 Crisis Data: New Technology in Humanitarian Emergencies Accurate data is pivotal to identifying and responding to the needs of those impacted by a variety of shocks, including violent conflicts, environmental disasters, epidemics, and other life-threatening emergencies. By gathering and processing personal, public, and geographic data, aid organizations, humanitarian workers and other relevant actors are able to … Read More

AECID Webinar y Estudio Exploratorio

Mar 14 2022 News

Webinar sobre Estudio Exploratorio Regional en Big Data para el desarrollo sostenible Share El pasado 24 de Febrero, Data-Pop Alliance, con el apoyo del Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española en Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (una rama regional de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo) tuvo el honor de exponer los resultados del Estudio Exploratorio Regional en … Read More

LWL#35 The Future of Financial Inclusion: How New Technologies are Reshaping FinTech

Anthony Deen, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz, Yara Antoniassi Mar 03 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #35 The Future of Financial Inclusion: How New Technologies are Reshaping FinTech Financial inclusion, or access to formal financial services, (such as bank accounts, credit, and loans) is one of the most valuable tools for breaking cycles of poverty. Unfortunately, an estimated 1.7 billion people worldwide remain “unbanked”, or lacking access to these services; half of which … Read More

Convocatoria abierta: Beca “Taller Introducción a Big Data para el Desarrollo Sostenible 2022”

Feb 15 2022 News

Convocatoria cerrada Beca “Taller Introducción a Big Data para el Desarrollo Sostenible 2022” Presentación Data-Pop Alliance (DPA), con el apoyo y patrocinio de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID ) a través del Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española en Santa Cruz, Bolivia, (CFSCZ), ha creado el taller en línea “Introducción a Big Data para … Read More

Research and Content Intern (French speaker)

hiring, jobs Feb 04 2022 Jobs, News

Job Opportunity: Research and Content Intern (Paid Position) – French speaker Share Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Research and Content Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars … Read More

Research and Content Intern (Spanish speaker)

Feb 04 2022 Jobs, News

Job Opportunity: Research and Content Intern (Paid Position) – Spanish speaker Share Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Research and Content Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars … Read More

Research and Content Intern – Digital Transformations

Feb 04 2022 Jobs, News

Job Opportunity: Research and Content Intern (Paid position) Share Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Research and Content Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars of work: diagnosing … Read More

Project Manager – Digital Transformations

Feb 04 2022 Jobs, News

Job Opportunity: Project Manager – Digital Transformations Share Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Project Manager with vast expertise in the field of Digital for Development and Data Governance to join our “Ethical Digital Transformations” program. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together … Read More

LWL #34 The Creative Arts and AI: The Ultimate Collaboration (or Competition?)

Ana Deborah Lana, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo Paz, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Sara Ortiz Jan 17 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #34 The Creative Arts and AI: The Ultimate Collaboration (or Competition?) Repetitive, structured, and monotonous are adjectives often associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Normally these tools are not linked with being creative, let alone with the creation of art. However, in recent years this perception has changed and, increasingly, artists are breaking barriers … Read More

LWL #32 Facebook, the Promise and the Peril

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo Paz, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz Oct 27 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #32 Facebook, the Promise and the Peril When speaking about the purpose of his company, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been quoted as saying, “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” This leads to a very important question, is Facebook itself living up to this standard? According to a recent whistleblower, … Read More

LWL #31 Online Harassment and AI Content Moderation: Countering Threats to Freedom of Expression

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Luma Mariath, Mariana Rozo Paz, Sara Ortiz Sep 29 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #31 Online Harassment and AI Content Moderation: Countering Threats to Freedom of Expression The emergence and popularity of new social networks has opened space for a multitude of virtual interactions between people from diverse backgrounds. Consequently, the internet allows anyone to become a “communicator”, with access to a wide audience to share their views. With the virtual … Read More

New Report! Liberia Country Gender Equality Profile (CGEP)

Sep 08 2021 News

New Report! Liberia Country Gender Equality Profile (CGEP) Share Data-Pop Alliance (DPA) is pleased to announce the publication of the Country Gender Equality Profile (CGEP) for Liberia. This project and report was commissioned by UN Women Liberia, the African Development Bank, the European Union, and the government of Sweden. Purpose of the CGEP The aim of the CGEP is to examine the state … Read More

Gender Data Series: How Technology is Being Used to Tackle the ‘Shadow Pandemic’

Calum Handforth, Claudia Abreu Lopes Aug 30 2021 Blog

GENDER DATA SERIES How Technology is Being Used to Tackle the ‘Shadow Pandemic’ This is the second edition of Data-Pop Alliance’s “Gender Data Series”, which comprises interviews, videos, and opinion articles with gender data experts from around the globe to bring light to issues at the intersection of gender and data, such as health, migration, livelihoods and, of course, gender-based … Read More

LWL #30 AI and ML for People with Disabilities: Innovations and Challenges

Elena Maffioletti, Farah Mtimet, Hannah Godefa, Luma Mariath, Mariana Rozo Paz, Sara Ortiz Aug 23 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #30 AI and ML for People with Disabilities: Innovations and Challenges One of the biggest opportunities that Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies have opened up is the chance to design solutions that can positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, about 15% of the global population (1.2 Billion people) … Read More

Job Opportunity: Research Intern (Paid Position)

Aug 11 2021 Jobs, News

Job Opportunity: Research Intern (Paid Position) Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Research Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars of work: diagnosing local … Read More

Our Quarterly Update is Here!

Aug 10 2021 News

Our latest Quarterly Update is Out! Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Read our most recent Quarterly Update (QU3, 2021) to learn more about the work we have been developing during the last past months at Data-Pop Alliance. In it, we feature some projects, including:  The UNESCO World Trends Report on Freedom of Expression and Media Development A Country Gender Equality Profile for Liberia … Read More

Job Opportunity: Copy-editors​

Aug 09 2021 Jobs, News

Job Opportunity: Copy-editors Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is looking for two Copy-editors (English). We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars of work: diagnosing local realities and human problems … Read More

The CODE for Building Participatory and Ethical Data Projects

Emmanuel Letouzé, Ivette Yáñez Soria Aug 03 2021 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE The CODE for Building Participatory and Ethical Data Projects This piece was published with the support and as part of the Data Values Project (#DataValues) launched by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, of which Data-Pop Alliance is a founding member. Photo: Rawpixel (Shutterstock) Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin What’s the best strategy for ensuring development projects adhere … Read More

The Data Frontier Podcast Series: Understand the Power of Data

Jul 19 2021 News

The new Data Frontier podcast series: Understanding the power of data Share Facebook Twitter During the last decade the importance of digital data has risen immensely due to its many applications and potential to be a tool for addressing the world’s most pressing issues ethically and efficiently. To understand this scenario and the different topics related to the newest uses … Read More

Job Opportunity: Data Scientist – Computational Social Scientist (SSA / MENA region)

Jul 16 2021 Jobs

Job Opportunity: Data Scientist – Computational Social Scientist (Sub-Saharan Africa / MENA region) Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Data Scientist- Computational Social Scientist with skills in data science and development policy analysis. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together … Read More

LWL #29 Blockchain and its Application to Collective Challenges

Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo Paz, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Jul 08 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #29 Blockchain and its Application to Collective Challenges Although it has most commonly been associated with cryptocurrency, since its release in 2008 with the white paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”, the blockchain system has been always praised for its potential to transform various sectors. Namely, blockchain can be used to address environmental challenges, enable e-voting, … Read More

Un nuevo contrato social para la era del Big Data

Mario Cajiao Jun 16 2021 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE (SPANISH) Un nuevo contrato social para la era del Big Data En la era del Internet y de los datos, las sociedades han modificado a tal grado sus formas de interacción, intercambio de información, generación de valor, entre otros tantos aspectos, que se requiere un nuevo “contrato social” para asegurar la prevalencia de la democracia y sus instituciones. … Read More

LWL #28 Can Data and AI be Used as a Weapon to Fight Corruption?

Ariana Carballido, Farah Mtimet, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo Paz, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Jun 09 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #28 Can Data and AI be Used as a Weapon to Fight Corruption? Corruption is a major challenge for governments, companies, and societies all around the world. It is an expensive criminal and cultural practice. According to the UN, an estimated one trillion dollars are paid in bribes annually, while another 2.6 trillion are lost in corrupt activities … Read More

Job Opportunity: Programme Assistant

May 31 2021 Jobs

Job Opportunity: Programme Assistant Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance (DPA) is currently recruiting a Programme Assistant. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars of work: diagnosing local realities and … Read More

Job Opportunity: Research and Content Intern (Paid)

May 24 2021 Jobs

Job Opportunity: Research and Content Intern (Paid) Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Research and Content Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars of work: … Read More

Gender Data Series: An Interview with Our Own Data Scientists

Alina Sotolongo, Nuria Oliver, Roaa Al Feel, Zinnya del Villar May 18 2021 Blog

GENDER DATA SERIES An Interview with Our Own Data Scientists This piece introduces our new monthly “Gender Data Series”, which will comprise interviews, videos, and opinion articles with experts from around the globe to bring to light issues at the intersection of gender and data, such as health, migration, livelihoods and, of course, gender-based violence (GBV). Since the outbreak of … Read More

Addressing the Unrealized Potential of MD4D

Emmanuel Letouzé, Rachel Sibande May 10 2021 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE Addressing the Unrealized Potential of MD4D Share Facebook Twitter Piece originally published on DIAL’s website. Last week, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) and Data Pop Alliance made public a free online handbook on Mobile Data for Development (MD4D), available here on the DIAL Online Catalog, as a result of a 10-month collaboration between both organizations. (Note: You can … Read More

Job Opening: Research and Administrative Intern (Paid Position)

Apr 21 2021 Jobs

Job Opportunity: Research and Administrative Intern (Paid) Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Research and Administrative Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab, and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars of work: diagnosing … Read More

Job Opportunity: National Project and Research Consultants in Western Sahel countries – Short Term

Apr 21 2021 Jobs

Job Opportunity: National Project and Research Consultants (seeking candidates in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria) – Short term Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is looking for Human Development and/or DRG experts based in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria as National Project Consultants to join the project over the period of May 1, 2021 to … Read More

Our “Overview and Outlook 2020-2022” Report is Out!

Apr 21 2021 News

Our “Overview and Outlook 2020-2022” report is Out! Share Download “Overview and Outlook 2021 – 2023” 2020 Overview Even for the most optimistic, any hopes that 2021 and the first half of 2022 would constitute a decisive upward inflection from recent and old trends should, by now, unfortunately have been put to rest. The past year has been generally more … Read More

LWL #26 Open Source Licenses and Accessibility for AI Models

Farah Mtimet, Mariana Rozo Paz, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Apr 06 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #26 Open Source Licenses and Accessibility for AI Models The rapid expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) models has been accompanied by growing efforts to make these technologies accessible and available to non-experts through what is referred to as open-source licenses. As a result of this “democratization of AI” more models and training data are becoming public, a process … Read More

Asiste al Data Days Virtual 2021 (22-26 marzo)

Mar 12 2021 News

Data Day(s) Virtual 2021 Share Facebook Twitter Desde su inicio en 2016, Data Day(s) ha sido un evento que reúne a expertos en la gestión y análisis de datos a gran escala para compartir de sus experiencias y conocimientos con otros. Cada año, la agenda del evento está conformada por pláticas y talleres donde se exploran temas relacionados a los … Read More

8M: Reporte y registro de violencia doméstica en Bogotá, Ciudad de México y São Paulo

Agustina Pérez Mirianco, Ariana Carballido, Berenice Fernandez Nieto, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Mar 08 2021 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE 8M: Reporte y registro de violencia doméstica en Ciudad de México, Bogotá y São Paulo en el contexto de COVID-19 Share Facebook Twitter Sobre el Día Internacional de la Mujer (8M) Alrededor del mundo el Día Internacional de la Mujer se conmemora cada 8 de Marzo (también referido como 8M) con el objetivo de crear conciencia y alentar … Read More

LWL #25 Discrimination in Data and Artificial Intelligence

Farah Mtimet, Mariana Rozo Paz, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Mar 05 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #25 Discrimination in Data and Artificial Intelligence In commemoration of the international Zero Discrimination Day, and following the call to action from the president of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir to “call out discrimination when we see it and advocate for a more just world”, this edition of LWL looks at issues of discrimination in … Read More

New Report Series: Assessment of Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 in Four Sub-Saharan African Countries

Andrés Lozano, Ariana Carballido, Emmanuel Letouzé, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Kevin Henkens, Nigora Isamiddinova Mar 03 2021 News

Assessment of Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 in Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, South Sudan, Togo – Report Series Share Facebook Twitter Data-Pop Alliance (DPA) is glad to share the main outputs of a year-long collaboration with four UNDP Country Offices in sub-Saharan Africa in the form of four reports titled Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 in Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, South Sudan … Read More

Workshop: O uso de dados tradicionais e não-tradicionais no enfrentamento da violência contra as mulheres

Feb 03 2021 News

Convite para o workshop: Políticas Públicas Inteligentes – O Uso de Dados no Enfrentamento da Violência contra as Mulheres Share Facebook Twitter A Data-Pop Alliance e a rede Unidas têm o prazer de extender o convite para o workshop Políticas Públicas Inteligentes: O Uso de Dados no Enfrentamento da Violência contra as Mulheres. Durante este espaço apresentaremos o projeto que … Read More

LWL #24: Fighting Misinformation with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Ariana Carballido, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Feb 02 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #24 Fighting Misinformation with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence We are currently living in the age of information and data. Whether it be through news outlets or social media, everyday we are bombarded with hundreds of images and headlines that come in the shape of articles, personal stories, memes or videos. In this busy landscape, “fake news” … Read More

Taller: Capacidades Multidimensionales de Registrar y Reportar Violencia Doméstica contra la Mujer

Jan 26 2021 News

Invitación al taller “Capacidades Multidimensionales de Registrar y Reportar Violencia Doméstica contra la Mujer en Bogotá” Share Facebook Twitter Data-Pop Alliance y la red Unidas se complacen en extender la invitación del taller: Capacidades Multidimensionales de Registrar y Reportar Violencia Doméstica contra la Mujer. Durante este espacio presentaremos el proyecto que hemos estado realizando en Bogotá a lo largo de … Read More

Read the Latest Quarterly Update Q4 2020

Dec 22 2020 News

Our Latest Quarterly Update (Q4 2020) is Out! Click here to see more Datatoons by Manu. Share Facebook Twitter While 2020 was a historically challenging year for most, 2021 provides an opportunity to finally start resetting and rewiring our systems to build a better and fairer world. We are convinced that data can and must help address structural imbalances, injustices … Read More

LWL #23: Harnessing Big Data for Mobility and Migration

Ariana Carballido, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Dec 18 2020 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #23 Harnessing Big Data for Mobility and Migration In 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated that the number of migrants worldwide had reached 272 million, a figure that has tripled since 1970. Though most of these migrants fled their countries searching for better job opportunities, about 26 million people have been driven away from their … Read More

Violence Against Women in Latin America: The Multiple Facets of a Pervasive Issue

Anna Spinardi, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Nora Löhr, Sara Ortiz, Zinnya del Villar Dec 05 2020 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE Violence Against Women in Latin America: The Multiple Facets of a Pervasive Issue Photo: Analise Benevides. Edition: Paola Caile. Share Facebook Twitter November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a date that serves as a global reminder of what it is now refered to as the “shadow pandemic” (UN Women, 2020). But … Read More

LWL #22: Gender, Violence and Data

Sara Ortiz Nov 25 2020 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #22 Links We Like: Gender, Violence and Data In Latin America and the Caribbean, women have been commemorating the Elimination of Violence against Women Day ever since 1981, after the assassination of the three Dominican sisters Patricia, Minerva, Maria Teresa Mirabal. Yet, it only became officially recognized and adopted by all UN countries in 1999. Today, on … Read More

Fortaleciendo la cultura de datos y las capacidades para alcanzar los ODS en Colombia

Magdalena Arbeláez Tobón Nov 17 2020 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE Educación y política pública basada en evidencia: fortaleciendo la cultura de datos y las capacidades para alcanzar y monitorear los ODS en Colombia Share Facebook Twitter Durante la última década, el número de organizaciones que se han interesado por explorar el uso potencial de fuentes de Big Data para medir indicadores demográficos, económicos, sociales o ambientales ha crecido … Read More

Policy Paper: Using Data to Fight COVID-19 – And Build Back Better

Nov 11 2020 News

Policy Paper: Using Data to Fight COVID-19 and Build Back Better Share Facebook Twitter Digital technology and data insights are essential to fight COVID-19, but they should be applied in ways that reflect and promote equity, efficiency, and sustainability. The COVID-19 pandemic has become an unprecedented global health crisis in 2020 – and it will remain a challenge for quite … Read More