DPA at the Barcelona CHANGE Summit: Paving the Way for Feminist Urban Futures

Agustina Pérez Mirianco, Anna Spinardi, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria Jul 05 2024 News

Barcelona recently hosted the CHANGE Annual Summit (June 10-12), an event that gathered representatives from various municipalities around the world dedicated to advancing gender equity in urban settings. Among the attendees were Emmanuel Letouzé, DPA Director and Co-Founder, Anna Spinardi, Director of DPA’s Data Feminism Program, and Agustina Pérez, Geographies of Inequalities and Resilient Livelihoods and Ecosystems Program Lead at … Read More

DPA’s Just Digital Transformations Director Facilitates Dynamic Validation Workshop for Ghana’s National Data Strategy in Accra

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Talla Ndiaye Jul 02 2024 News

“I hope that this strategy and its inclusive development modalities can serve as models for other countries in the region and beyond, to fully leverage the power of data as a ‘New Oxygen’ and catalyst for socio-economic transformation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other national objectives.” Talla Ndiaye Director, Just Digital Transformations Accra, June 28, 2024 — Talla … Read More

DPA apresenta o Workshop “Futuros Feministas: Reimaginando a Tecnologia e a IA”em 4 eventos no Brasil

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anna Spinardi, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Jun 20 2024 Blog

English Os Programas de Tecnologia e Democracia e Feminismo de Dados da DPA, em colaboração com a Eureka, recentemente realizaram o workshop “Futuros Feministas: Reimaginando Tecnologia e IA” em quatro eventos prestigiosos no Brasil: Cryptorave (São Paulo), FIB – Fórum da Internet no Brasil (Curitiba), Conferência ACM FAccT 2024 (Rio de Janeiro) e o Global Digital Development Forum (GDDF) (realizado … Read More

DPA Presents the “Feminist Futures: Reimagining Technology and AI” Workshop at 4 Prestigious Events in Brazil

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anna Spinardi, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Jun 19 2024 Blog

Português DPA’s Technology and Democracy and Data Feminism Programs, in collaboration with Eureka, recently hosted the workshop “Feminist Futures: Reimagining Technology and AI” at four prestigious events in Brazil: Cryptorave (São Paulo), FIB – Fórum da Internet no Brasil (Curitiba), ACM FAccT Conference 2024 (Rio de Janeiro), and the Global Digital Development Forum (GDDF) (held online). This workshop critically examines technology and … Read More

Digital Transformations Director Discusses AI Innovations at AI Forum in Morocco

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Talla Ndiaye Jun 11 2024 News

Talla Ndiaye, Director of DPA’s Just Digital Transformations Program, recently attended the “High Level Forum on Artificial Intelligence: A Lever for Development in Africa“. This innovative and timely event, held from June 3-5, 2024 in Rabat, Morocco, was organized by Ai Movement of UM6P – University Mohammed VI Polytechnic in partnership with UNESCO. It served as a dynamic platform for … Read More

Lanzamiento del Club de Lectura ‘Contando Feminicidios con Catherine D’Ignazio’

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora May 24 2024 Blog

English Português Estamos emocionadas de anunciar el lanzamiento del Club de Lectura “Contando Feminicidios con Catherine D’Ignazio” el lunes 13 de mayo. Esta iniciativa ya ha atraído a más de 500 participantes de habla inglesa, española y portuguesa de todo el mundo, gracias al generoso apoyo de MIT Press y la colaboración de la profesora Catherine D’Ignazio, directora del MIT … Read More

Lançamento do Clube de Leitura “Contando Feminicídios com Catherine D’Ignazio”

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora May 24 2024 Blog

Español English Estamos entusiasmadas em anunciar o lançamento do Clube de Leitura “Contando Feminicídios com Catherine D’Ignazio” na segunda-feira, 13 de maio. Esta iniciativa já atraiu mais de 500 participantes falantes de inglês, espanhol e português de todo o mundo, graças ao generoso apoio do  MIT Press e à colaboração da Professora Catherine D’Ignazio, Diretora do MIT Data + Feminism Lab, … Read More

‘Counting Feminicide with Catherine D’Ignazio’ Book Club Launches

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora May 24 2024 Blog

Español Português We are excited to announce the launch of the Book Club “Counting Feminicide with Catherine D’Ignazio” on Monday, May 13th. This initiative has already attracted over 500 English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking participants from around the world, thanks to the generous support of  MIT Press and the collaboration of Professor Catherine D’Ignazio, Director of the MIT Data + … Read More

DPA Managing Director Natalie Grover Presents OPAL for Humanitarian Action at the UN STI Forum

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Natalie Grover May 15 2024 News

On May 8th, 2024, DPA Managing Director Natalie Grover spoke at the ninth Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) at the UN Headquarters in New York. In an effort to harness the power of technology and innovation to respond to pressing humanitarian crises, the STI Forum hosted an official side event … Read More

Club de Lectura y Cine “Tecnología Desde Miradas Feministas”: Destacados del Tercero Mes

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora May 14 2024 Blog

English Português A partir del 19 de febrero, con el apoyo de la Fundación Patrick J. McGovern, nos embarcamos en el segundo mes de nuestro Club de Lectura y Cine “Tecnología Desde Miradas Feministas”, el cual es organizado por DPA y Eureka y realizado en tres idiomas: inglés, portugués y español. Este mes (1-30 de abril) interactuamos con contenido curado … Read More

Clube de Leitura e Cinema “Tecnologia Sob Lentes Feministas”: Destaques do Terceiro Mês

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora May 14 2024 Blog

English Español Iniciado no dia 19 de fevereiro, com apoio da Fundação Patrick J. McGovern, a DPA e a Eureka embarcaram no terceiro e último mês do Clube de Leitura e Cinema “Tecnologia Sob Lentes Feministas”. Realizando sessões em três idiomas – inglês, português e espanhol, este mês (1-30 de abril) engajamos com um conteúdo selecionado para explorar possíveis visões … Read More

‘Technology Through Feminist Lenses’ Book and Movie Club: Highlights from Month Three

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora May 14 2024 Blog

Español Português Beginning on February 19, with the generous backing of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, DPA and Eureka embarked on the third and final month of our Book and Movie Club “Technology Through Feminist Lenses”. Conducting sessions in three languages—English, Portuguese, and Spanish—this month (April 1st – April 30) saw us engaging with curated content exploring visions of the … Read More

DPA Program Director Talla Ndiaye Participated in the 2024 Connected Africa Summit

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Talla Ndiaye May 08 2024 News

“Country policies on data need to be aligned with regional and continental policies. It’s a joint effort – I cannot stress that enough.” Talla Ndiaye, speaking at CAS 2024 ​ Tweet Data-Pop Alliance’s (DPA) Just Digital Transformations Program Director Talla Ndiaye participated in the recently concluded Connected Africa Summit 2024 (CAS), held from April 23rd to 25th in Nairobi, Kenya. … Read More

DPA Helps Facilitate Regional Workshop for Integrated Local MPI Pilot Project in Four African Countries

Agustina Pérez Mirianco, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria Apr 30 2024 News

DPA’s Geographies of Inequalities Program Lead Agustina Perez (picture below) attended a regional workshop in Dakar, Senegal, from April 23rd to 25th, 2024. Hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) Inclusive Growth team, the workshop brought together stakeholders from Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and other key organizations to reflect on the … Read More

Technical Workshop Marks the Launch of Ghana’s National Data Strategy

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Talla Ndiaye Apr 23 2024 News

The Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation (MoCD) through the Data Protection Commission – Ghana is developing Ghana’s National Data Strategy with financial assistance and support from the Data Economy Program at GIZ, technical assistance from Smart Africa, and technical support from Data-Pop Alliance (DPA). Notably, DPA also supported Smart Africa in developing Senegal’s National Data Strategy in 2023 and led … Read More

Club de Lectura y Cine “Tecnología Desde Miradas Feministas”: Destacados del Segundo Mes

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Apr 05 2024 Blog

English Português A partir del 19 de febrero, con el apoyo de la Fundación Patrick J. McGovern, nos embarcamos en el segundo mes de nuestro Club de Lectura y Cine “Tecnología Desde Miradas Feministas”, el cual es organizado por DPA y Eureka y realizado en tres idiomas: inglés, portugués y español. Este mes (19 de febrero al 17 de marzo) … Read More

Clube de Leitura e Cinema “Tecnologia Sob Lentes Feministas”: Destaques do Segundo Mês

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Apr 05 2024 Blog

English Español Iniciado no dia 19 de fevereiro, com apoio da Fundação Patrick J. McGovern, a DPA e a Eureka embarcaram no segundo mês do Clube de Leitura e Cinema “Tecnologia Sob Lentes Feministas”. Realizando sessões em três idiomas – inglês, português e espanhol, este mês (19 de fevereiro a 17 de março) engajamos com um conteúdo selecionado para explorar … Read More

‘Technology Through Feminist Lenses’ Book and Movie Club: Highlights from the Second Month

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Apr 05 2024 Blog

Español Português Beginning on February 19, with the generous backing of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, DPA and Eureka embarked on the second month of our Book and Movie Club “Technology Through Feminist Lenses”. Conducting sessions in three languages—English, Portuguese, and Spanish—this month (Feb 19 – March 17) saw us engaging with curated content to explore how technology intersects with … Read More

Club de Lectura y Cine “Tecnología Desde Miradas Feministas”: Destacados del Primer Mes

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Mar 14 2024 Blog

English Português Iniciando el 15 de enero, con el apoyo de la Fundación Patrick J McGovern, Data-Pop Alliance y Eureka lanzaron el Club de Lectura y Cine titulado “Tecnología Desde Miradas Feministas”. El Club realiza sesiones en tres idiomas: inglés, portugués y español. A lo largo del mes inaugural (15 de enero al 18 de febrero), utilizamos contenido curado para … Read More

Clube de Leitura e Cinema “Tecnologia Sob Lentes Feministas”: Destaques do Primeiro Mês

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Mar 14 2024 Blog

English Español Iniciado em 15 de janeiro, com apoio da Fundação Patrick J McGovern, a DPA e a Eureka orgulhosamente lançaram o Clube de Leitura e Cinema intitulado “Tecnologia Sob Lentes Feministas”. O Clube realiza sessões em três idiomas: inglês, português e espanhol. Ao longo do mês inaugural (15 de janeiro a 18 de fevereiro), utilizamos conteúdos selecionados que traziam … Read More

‘Technology Through Feminist Lenses’ Book and Movie Club: Highlights from the First Month

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Mar 13 2024 Blog

Español Português Commencing on January 15, with the generous support of the Patrick J McGovern Foundation, DPA and Eureka proudly launched the Book and Movie Club titled, “Technology Through Feminist Lenses”. The Club conducts sessions in three languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Throughout the inaugural month (Jan 15-Feb18), we utilized curated content to explore technology as a lens to discuss … Read More

Our “Overview and Outlook 2022-2024” is Out!

Angela Paola Caile, Anthony Deen, Emmanuel Letouzé, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Natalie Grover, Sara Ortiz Sep 05 2023 News

Download the “Overview and Outlook 2022-2024” Report 10 Year Anniversary Edition Finding appropriate metrics to summarize a decade of work by and at Data-Pop Alliance is not easy. It could be the number of projects completed (over 100), of our publications (92), of countries where we have worked (over 30), or partners we have collaborated with (countless). It could also … Read More

LWL #44 Data Activism: Empowering Change through Insight

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Núbia Rodrigues, Sara Ortiz Apr 12 2023 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #44 “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any” – Alice Walker In today’s digital age, data is everywhere. From social media posts and online transactions to government records and scientific research, data is generated and collected at an unprecedented rate. But beyond its sheer volume, data has the … Read More

LWL #41 Populism vs. Progress: The Fight for the Future of Brazil

Ana Deborah Lana, Anna Spinardi, Anthony Deen, Berenice Fernandez Nieto, Laila Lorenzon, Núbia Rodrigues, Yara Antoniassi Oct 25 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #41 “You’ll never change anything in this country through voting. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.” – Jair Bolsonaro  On October 2nd, 2022, Brazilians headed to the polls to vote for a host of candidates running for multiple roles at both the national and regional levels. The most closely watched race was that for Brazil’s next president, pitting former president … Read More

LWL #40 Engineering the Future? AI Laboratories Around the World

Anthony Deen, Evelin Lasarga, Guillermo Romero, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Sep 08 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #40 It seems that we are witnessing significant progress in the development of AI systems and technologies almost daily. Behind the scenes, there are many dedicated organizations, laboratories, and research centers that are working arduously towards finding solutions to pressing issues. There are the well-known big tech giants, whose labs include Microsoft AI Lab, Google AI, OpenAI, … Read More

LWL #39 The Data Police: How AI and Big Data are Reshaping Crime Prevention

Ana Deborah Lana, Anthony Deen, Emmanuel Letouzé, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo Paz, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz Aug 10 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #39 Imagine being able to detect crime hotspots in your city, use facial recognition software to match camera footage from a robbery with a database of images, or even predict the likelihood of a crime (including time and location) before it occurs. While this might sound like science fiction (Minority Report, which came out 20 years ago, … Read More

LWL #38 Algorithmic Justice: The Next Civil Rights Frontier?

Anthony Deen, Mariana Rozo Paz, Sara Ortiz, Yara Antoniassi Jun 15 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #38 “The first duty of society is justice” – Wendell Phillips When you think of “civil rights”, many things probably come to mind. Generations-long struggles for racial or gender equality and equal protection for other disenfranchised communities are most commonly associated with the phrase. What you do not think of, most likely, are algorithms. In fact, unless … 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 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 where Artificial Intelligence (AI) comes into play. Through various modeling techniques, AI can … Read More

DPA Alumni Series Interview: Bertille Kerouault

Anthony Deen, Bertille Kerouault Apr 18 2022 Blog

In the “Alumni Series”, we catch up with former Data-Pop Alliance interns to hear about their experiences working with DPA, what they learned, and how it helped them on their career paths. The second edition features Communications Officer Anthony Deen (AD) interviewing former Intern Bertille Kerouault (BK), who worked with DPA in 2021 for six months. She’s originally from France, … 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 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 not only deploy more targeted responses to … Read More

DPA Alumni Series Interview: Shivika Singh

Anthony Deen, Natalie Grover, Shivika Singh Mar 14 2022 Blog

In the “Alumni Series”, we catch up with former Data-Pop Alliance interns to hear about their experiences working with DPA, what they learned, and how it helped them on their career paths. The first edition features Managing Director Natalie Grover (NG) interviewing former Intern Shivika Singh (SS), who worked with DPA in 2018. NG: Can you just give us a quick … 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 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 live in just 7 middle-income countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, … 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 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 and using AI and teaching ML models to create art … Read More

Gender Data Series: How Can Data be Leveraged to Combat Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the Workplace?

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Nov 03 2021 Blog

GENDER DATA SERIES The “Gender Data Series” includes interviews, videos, and opinion articles with experts from around the globe. The goal of this project is to shed light on issues at the intersection of gender and data; such as health, migration, livelihoods, and gender-based violence (GBV). In the third edition of the series, we feature an interview with Brazilian Gender … 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 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, the answer is no. Considering Facebook’s … 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 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 environment becoming one of the most important centers of public debate, innovative … Read More