¡Nuevo Club de Lectura y Cine! “Tecnología desde Miradas Feministas”

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Jan 11 2024 Blog

English Português A partir del 15 de enero hasta abril del 2024, con el apoyo de la Fundación Patrick J McGovern, Data-Pop Alliance (DPA) y Eureka lanzarán conjuntamente el Club de Lectura y Cine “Tecnología Desde Miradas Feministas” en tres idiomas: inglés, español y portugués. Veremos, leeremos y discutiremos diversas obras curadas que nos permitirán sumergirnos en el tema de … Read More

Novo Clube de Leitura e Cinema! “Tecnologia Sob Lentes Feministas”

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Jan 11 2024 Blog

English Español A partir de 15 de janeiro até abril de 2024, com o apoio da Fundação Patrick J. McGovern, a Data-Pop Alliance (DPA) e a Eureka lançam e conduzem juntas um Clube de Leitura e Cinema sobre “Tecnologia sob Lentes Feministas” em três idiomas: inglês, espanhol e português. Estaremos assistindo, lendo e discutindo conteúdos selecionados que nos permitirão mergulhar … Read More

New Book and Movie Club! “Technology Through Feminist Lenses”

Amanda Quitério de Gois, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Julie Ricard, Letícia Sakihama De Menezes Hora Jan 09 2024 Blog

Português Español Starting on January 15 up to April 2024, with support from the Patrick J McGovern Foundation, Data-Pop Alliance (DPA) and Eureka, are launching and running together a Book and Movie Club on “Technology Through Feminist Lenses” in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. We will be watching, reading and discussing curated content that will allow us to immerse … Read More

Data Feminism in the AI Era: A Conversation with Catherine D’Ignazio

DPA Team Nov 28 2023 Blog

Last Tuesday, November 21, DPA, through its DFN initiative, had the pleasure of hosting the webinar “Data Feminism in the AI Era: A Conversation with Catherine D’Ignazio”. The event sought to explore the intersections between principles of Data Feminism and Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Generative AI. Catherine D’Ignazio, co-author of “Data Feminism” and Director of the Data + Feminism Lab at … Read More

DPA Gave a Gender Big Data Training to UN Women in Bangkok, Thailand

Nov 20 2023 Blog

Share Facebook Twitter Three members of DPA’s Data Feminism Team, Program Director Anna Spinardi, Research and Data Analyst Yara Antoniassi, and Junior Data Scientist Yasmin Yazdi traveled to Bangkok, Thailand during the week of November 6-10th to give a Big Data training to UN Women’s Bangkok Office. The training offered participants the methodological knowledge and technical skills to collect and … Read More

DPA at the the Festival De Datos in Uruguay

Nov 14 2023 Blog

Data-Pop Alliance was well-represented at this year’s Festival de Datos, which was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay from November 7-9th. From DPA, Director of Data Science Zinnya del Villar, Technology and Democracy Program Director Julie Ricard, and Research Managers Agustina Perez and Evelin Lasarga were able to attend the event to discuss our work and workshop innovative projects. The … 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 Data Activism: Empowering Change through Insight “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 … Read More

Experiencia de Mirza Cumez en el Taller Big Data y análisis de seguridad y violencia para el desarrollo sostenible

Mar 31 2023 Blog

DATA LITERACY SERIES (Text in Spanish / English) Experiencia de Mirza Cumez e en el Taller Big Data y análisis de seguridad y violencia para el desarrollo sostenible Entrevistadora: Sara Ortiz Project & Communications Manager DPA Entrevistada: Mirza Cumez Coordinadora del sector político estratégico / violencia contra las mujeres SEPREM – Secretaría Presidencial de la Mujer (Guatemala) En esta nueva “Serie … Read More

Unnatural Disasters: The Türkiye Earthquake and Open Data to Fight Corruption 

Jasmine Erkan Mar 28 2023 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE Unnatural Disasters: The Türkiye Earthquake and Open Data to Fight Corruption ShutterStock In the days following the recent earthquake in Türkiye (February 6, 2023), I was glued to my phone, grieving the loss of thousands of lives and the destruction of homes and historical cities in southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria. I watched as the sorrow of my … Read More

Big Data y análisis de Seguridad y Violencia para el Desarrollo Sostenible”

Mar 23 2023 Blog

Resumen “Taller Big Data y análisis de seguridad y violencia 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),  desarrollo el taller en línea “Introducción Big Data y análisis de … Read More

The Data Feminism Program: Why Intersectionality and Gender Equity Matters

Anna Spinardi Mar 06 2023 Blog

DATA FEMINISM PROGRAM A Brief History of Feminism It is somewhat difficult to pinpoint the “beginning” of feminism, and when exactly the application of gendered lenses became an instrumental tool for the advancement of women’s rights around the world. The literature commonly refers to the modern feminist movement as occurring in three main waves, with some scholars suggesting that a … Read More

LWL #43 A Whole New Ballgame: AI and Big Data in Sports

Santiago Ruiz, Sara Ortiz Mar 02 2023 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #43 A Whole New Ballgame: AI and Big Data in Sports Around the world, sports teams are always on the lookout for ways to improve their game and gain a competitive edge. Traditionally, coaches and players have relied on intuition, personal experience, and gut feelings to make decisions. However, with the increasing applications of big data and … Read More

The Data Feminism Series: From Talk to Action

DPA Team Feb 15 2023 Blog

The Data Feminism Series: From Talk to Action The Data Feminism Series, co-organized and developed by the GIZ Data Lab and Data-Pop Alliance under its Data Feminism Program, aimed at exploring, from different angles, what Feminist Development Cooperation is / should be, specifically within the context of the GIZ. In addition, the series sought to inspire GIZ decision makers to … Read More

The Return of East India Companies: AI, Africa and the New (Digital) Colonialism

Arwa ElGhadban Jan 30 2023 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE The Return of East India Companies: AI, Africa and the New (Digital) Colonialism Image created Dall-E (Open AI technology) While Silicon Valley’s tech giants are increasing their investments in Africa, terms like “Data Colonialism,” “Digital Colonialism,” and “AI Colonialism” have been increasingly used to describe the situation at play. When it comes to digitalization in the Global South, … Read More

LWL #42 From the Killing of Mahsa Amini to a Social Media Revolution: An Account of the Protests in Iran

Ana Deborah Lana, Berenice Fernandez Nieto, Núbia Rodrigues, Sara Ortiz Jan 23 2023 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #42 From the Killing of Mahsa Amini to a Social Media Revolution: An Account of the Protests in Iran “Woman, Life, and Freedom” Chant of Ongoing Protests in Iran On September 13, 2022, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested by Iran’s morality police for “improperly” wearing her hijab. Three days later, after being held captive in Vozara detention … Read More

Disinformation and Democracy: Reimagining Data Access for Policy-Making

Jasmine Erkan Jan 19 2023 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE Disinformation and Democracy: Reimagining Data Access for Policymaking Photo by visuals on Unsplash In the last ten years, the world has watched the power and influence of tech platforms grow, largely unregulated by law, while also becoming increasingly interdependent with media and politics. Along with the recent and rapid digitalization of news production, distribution, and consumption, these structural … Read More

Experiencia de Gaby Beatriz Quispe en el Taller Big Data y análisis de salud para el desarrollo sostenible

Sara Ortiz Jan 10 2023 Blog

DATA LITERACY SERIES (Text in Spanish / English) Experiencia de Gaby Beatriz Quispe en el Taller Big Data y análisis de salud para el desarrollo sostenible Entrevistadora: Sara Ortiz Project & Communications Manager DPA Entrevistada: Gaby Beatriz Quispe Consultora y docente La Fundación de Waal En esta nueva “Serie de Alfabetismo de Datos” entrevistamos a participantes que han tomado nuestros … Read More

Migration and Gender in the Global South through a Decolonial Lens

Núbia Rodrigues Dec 15 2022 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE Migration, Gender and the Global South through a Decolonial Lens Núbia Rodrigues at the “2nd Psychology and Migration Seminar: Connecting Knowledges” Author’s Note: For Portuguese speakers, here is the link to watch the original presentation, as well two additional roundtables from the event. On October 8, 2022, the “2nd Psychology and Migration Seminar: Connecting Knowledges” took place in … Read More

Resumen “Taller Big Data y análisis de Salud para el Desarrollo Sostenible”

DPA Team Dec 12 2022 Blog

Resumen “Taller Big Data y análisis de salud 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),  desarrollo el taller en línea “Introducción Big Data y análisis de pobreza para … Read More

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

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 Populism vs. Progress: The Fight for the Future of Brazil “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 … Read More

Why Gender-Responsive Due Diligence in Agribusiness Value Chains Matters

Priscilla Thindwa Oct 21 2022 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE Why Gender-Responsive Due Diligence in Agribusiness Value Chains Matters ShutterStock Although relatively new, the discourse around Business and Human Rights (BHR) has become increasingly relevant in recent years. This is especially true due to the increasing amount of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into African countries, as well as the continued march of globalization. According to the United Nations … Read More

Resumen “Taller Big Data y análisis de pobreza para el Desarrollo Sostenible”

DPA Team Sep 09 2022 Blog

Resumen “Taller Big Data y análisis de pobreza 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 Big Data y análisis de pobreza … Read More

Experiencia de Edgar Pacheco en el Taller Big Data y análisis de pobreza para el desarrollo sostenible

Mario Cajiao Sep 08 2022 Blog

DATA LITERACY SERIES (Text in Spanish / English) Experiencia de Edgar Pacheco en el Taller Big Data y análisis de pobreza para el desarrollo sostenible Entrevistador: Mario Cajiao Project Officer  DPA Entrevistado: Edgar Pacheco Manager de Networking y Recaudación de Fondos Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Bolivia) En esta nueva “Serie de Alfabetismo de Datos” entrevistamos a participantes que han … 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 Engineering the Future ? AI Laboratories Around the World 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, … Read More

Data-Driven Hope: The August 4th Tragedy in Beirut

Yasmine Hamdar Aug 31 2022 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE Data-Driven Hope: The August 4th Tragedy in Beirut Pexels It was a calm Tuesday afternoon, my fiance and I had just come back from work and put on our favorite TV show. We were sitting at our dining table, and I noticed it shook. “Please stop shaking your leg!” I said to my fiance, and he replied, “It’s … Read More

Habeas Data and Personal Data Protection in Latin America

Berenice Fernandez Nieto Aug 25 2022 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE Habeas Data and Personal Data Protection in Latin America ShutterStock “According to recent estimates, in 2022, 2.5 quintillion data are generated daily, and at least 1200 petabytes are saved and exchanged through digital media.”  Wilse, 2022 Our daily lives are increasingly influenced by digital data. Its value and potential are widely acknowledged in a variety of industries, due … 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 The Data Police: How AI and Big Data are Reshaping Crime Prevention 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 … 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 Algorithmic Justice: The Next Civil Rights Frontier? “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, … Read More

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

Mario Cajiao 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  En esta nueva “Serie de Alfabetismo de Datos” entrevistamos a participantes que han tomado nuestros cursos en línea. La serie empezará con el participantes … Read More

Resumen taller “Introducción al Big Data y Desarrollo Sostenible”

DPA Team 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

DPA Alumni Series Interview: Bertille Kerouault

Anthony Deen, Bertille Kerouault Apr 18 2022 Blog

DPA Alumni Series Interview: Bertille Kerouault 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 … 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

The High Cost of Internet Shutdowns

Fabiola Schwarz Mar 22 2022 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE The High Cost of Internet Shutdowns ShutterStock At the beginning of 2022, the Kazakh government removed the price cap on fuel, leading to protest movements in the Central Asian republic. The population has long been dissatisfied with the regime, but the increase in natural gas prices, which the Kazakhs rely heavily upon, was the straw that broke the … Read More

DPA Alumni Series Interview: Shivika Singh

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

DPA Alumni Series Interview: Shivika Singh 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 … Read More

Gender Data Series: Mobility, Accessibility and the Gender Data Gap in Urban Transportation Planning

Yara Antoniassi Mar 04 2022 Blog

GENDER DATA SERIES Mobility, Accessibility and the Gender Data Gap in Urban Transportation Planning This is the fourth 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, … 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

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

The Gender Data 201 Course: Paving the Way for Gender Data Literacy

DPA Team Nov 19 2021 Blog

Gender Data 201 is a free online course we developed with support from Facebook and TechChange (the hosting platform.) The objective of the course is to develop a hands-on online learning experience to equip participants with the basic data skills needed to lead gender-responsive advocacy work, decision-making processes, and/or policy design and implementation.

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 How Can Data be Leveraged to Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? 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 … Read More