Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance was born 7 years ago out of the recognition that the defining element of the 21st century would be data. Since, phrases such as ”Big Data” and “Data Revolution” have been largely replaced by “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and “Artificial Intelligence”, but the key question remain essentially the same: how can data-infused systems and societies be … Read More
Simone Sala, second from the right, with the fellow panelists Dharani Dhar Burra, Derval Usher, and Fred Pivetta (Photo: ThoughtFolks Media) Share Facebook Twitter On October 16-18 in Hyderabad, India, Data-Pop Alliance participated in the third annual Convention of the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture. The event represents the largest global gathering of the scientific community dedicated to the … Read More
On November 25-27, Data-Pop Alliance, ECLAC and IBGE conducted the first technical workshop in Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, for the first time, Data-Pop Alliance organized a three-day training tailored particularly for the needs of the staff at the Brazilian National Statistical Office (IBGE). The goal was helping them to build and strengthen internal capacities to leverage web data collection and … Read More
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
3-Day training workshop on “Web data collection and analysis: Web scraping and API’s interaction” at Rio de Janeiro november 25-27th, 2019 Overview Our upcoming training workshop on “Web data collection and analysis: Web scraping and API’s interaction” will take place on November 25-27th at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This 3-day training … Read More
These 4 research papers were developed in collaboration with and funded by the Agence française de développement (AFD) between 2016 and 2019 under a joint research programme with Data-Pop Alliance and research partners titled “Strengthening the evidence-base for leveraging Big Data to address global development challenges”. The starting point was the realization, in 2016, that ‘we’ still had little hard academic evidence … Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Upcoming 3-Day Training on“Big Data for Sustainable Development” at the MIT Media Lab October 15-17th, 2018 Overview About the Course Agenda Speakers Facilitators Overview Our next training workshop on “Big Data for Sustainable Development” will be held at the MIT Media Lab on October 15-17th, as part of our Global Professional Training Program developed and delivered in partnership with the United … Read More
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
In partnership with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Cetic.br, Data-Pop Alliance ran a 3-day training workshop from September 27-29, 2017 on “Big Data for Measuring the Digital Economy” in São Paulo. Focused on Big Data and the digital economy in the LAC region, targeting UN and governmental staff, this program was launched in Santiago … Read More
[This post has been updated to include the supporting pedagogical material] Data-Pop Alliance ran a 3-day training workshop from June 27-29, 2017 on “Leveraging Big Data for sustainable development” at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), as part of a comprehensive program to respond to major ‘Big Data literacy’ and data science needs and … Read More
Session 2: Partnership for Sustainable Development Data: Mobilising Data for Leaving No One Behind of the webinar series on Data for Sustainable Development, was delivered by Dr. Claire Melamed, Executive Director of Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD). If you were not able to attend you can still watch the session now and learn more about the GPSDD and the importance of partnering … Read More
Partnership for Sustainable Development Data: Mobilising Data for Leaving No One Behind Friday 28 April 2017 02:00 PM CEST | 8:00 AM EDT After the successful launch of our SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development in March 2017, we are pleased to announce the second webinar session of the series. Organised in partnership with the UNSSC Knowledge … Read More
Session 1: Big Data: What is it and how can it contribute to Sustainable Development of the webinar series on Data for Sustainable Development, developed and delivered in partnership with the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, as a part of its SD Talks Special Series initiative, successfully kicked off with a record 400 registered participants and 128 attendees! If you … Read More
Algorithms are profoundly changing the world we live in; they seem to be everywhere, yet often hidden and generally poorly understood by the general public. They are referred to as ‘black boxes,’ concealing sophisticated mechanisms that crunch citizen-consumers’ data to make predictions that turn into prescriptions, and lock these subjects into their condition. However, the rise of algorithms may also … Read More
Following a pilot event at MIT Media Lab in June, Data-Pop Alliance formally launched its Global Professional Training Program with its first full fledged four-day intensive workshop on “Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development” in Bogotá, Colombia, from November 29th to December 2nd. Up to 10 workshops will take place in 2017, in Colombia, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Thailand and the … Read More
We are honored to announce that Dr Nuria Oliver will serve as Data-Pop Alliance’s first Chief Data Scientist starting November 8th, 2016.
The term “datafication” was coined to describe the consequences of the digital revolution: the growing generation, collection and storage of digital information concerning all aspects of the physical world (including earth activity, weather, climate, and biosphere), human lives and activities (including DNA, vital signs, consumption, and credit scores), and societal patterns (including communications, economic activity, and mobility).
Data-Pop Alliance, junto con la Alcaldía de Bogotá (en cabeza de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico) y la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá han estado trabajando a lo largo de este año, en la creación de un Laboratorio Urbano para Bogotá. El pasado 27 de mayo, las tres partes firmaron un acuerdo oficial de colaboración.
This post explains more about the launch of an Urban Living Lab in Bogotá. Bogotá’s mayor’s office, the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, and Data-Pop Alliance recently signed an agreement about this project. This post is also available in Spanish.
This post is a recap of our #digtisingEU events in Brussels, Berlin, and Madrid, and the announcement of the fourth event in Dublin to take place in partnership with the Vodafone Institute.
This post summarizes the UN Side Event at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This is a summary of a series of companion videos and podcasts that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
This is the second video in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
The Social Media and Demographic Research Workshop, co-organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Big Data and Population Processes as a side-event at the 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-16), took place in Cologne, Germany, on May 17, 2016. The goal of the workshop was to bring together population researchers and data scientists to discuss the … Read More
This is the third video in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
This is the third podcast in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
This is the fourth podcast in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
This is the first podcast in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
This is the sixth podcast in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
This is the seventh podcast in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
This is the fifth podcast in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
This is the second podcast in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
Data-Pop Alliance will co-host two side events during the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) held in Istanbul, Turkey this week: a remote side event with UNOCHA in New York on May 23rd, and an official WHS side event in Istanbul with UNDP, UNICEF and WFP, on May 24th. Both events will deal with the applications and implications of data and … Read More
This is the first video in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
This is the first in our Spotlights on Inequality series that offer an in-depth discussion of the intersection between inequality, data, and group privacy.
This is the first in a series of blog posts on our ongoing work exploring the applications and implications of Big Data and disability. This serves as an initial scoping of how Big Data can contribute to various research areas related to disability. This will form the basis of a White Paper (forthcoming) exploring the ability of the Big Data ecosystem to monitor and understand the state of research about persons with disabilities and their environments.
This is the first in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from a synthesis report evaluating the opportunities, challenges and required steps for leveraging the new ecosystem of Big Data and its potential applications and implications for climate change and disaster resilience, published by Data-Pop Alliance, with funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). The authors of the series attempt to go “beyond the buzz” to lay out what we actually know about Big Data’s existing utility for disaster science and for building practical resilience.
This is the first in a series of blog posts on our ongoing work exploring the applications and implications of Big Data and migration. People have always been on the move—whether to seek refuge from war and persecution, find jobs and create businesses, flee in the aftermath of natural disasters, or get a degree somewhere else. From country to city, … Read More
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