Why “Technology and Democracy” Matters in Today’s World

Julie Ricard Nov 08 2022 Blog

TECHNOLOGY AND DEMOCRACY PROGRAM Why “Technology and Democracy” Matters in Today’s World We are pleased to welcome Julie Ricard back to the team as Director of the “Technology and Democracy” Program! Below, Julie shares her vision for the Program and why it is needed in today’s world.  Why Technology and Democracy? Over the past 2 decades, “tech” has become one … Read More

EmpoderaData Report and Workshop in Manchester, UK

Julie Ricard, Valentina Casasbuenas Nov 26 2019 Blog

On October 16th, Data-Pop Alliance in partnership with the University of Manchester hosted the first EmpoderaData workshop in the United Kingdom. This project aims to promote a virtuous cycle of social transformation in the global south by fostering data literacy skills applied to addressing society’s most pressing issues through the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Over the course of … 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

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

Overview of the Data Pop Alliance – UNSSC Training Course “Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development” held at MIT Media Lab, October 15-17, 2018

Julie Ricard, Natalie Grover Nov 07 2018 Blog, News

On October 15-17, Data-Pop Alliance and UNSSC conducted our third training workshop of 2018 in Cambridge, MA. The workshop is part of a broader training program tailored towards development practitioners, policymakers, and researchers interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills to leverage Big Data in their work. © Maya van Wingerden With an impressively diverse cohort of participants, this training … Read More