Harnessing Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Development Effectiveness

Emmanuel Letouzé, Micol Stock Feb 05 2019 Blog

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

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

Upcoming 3-Day Training at MIT Media Lab

Aug 20 2018 Blog, News

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

Seminar and Training on “Big Data, Digital Economy, and Sustainable Development” in Mexico City, October 16-19, 2017

Natalie Grover Oct 25 2017 Blog

  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

Data-Pop Alliance – ECLAC Training Course on Big Data and Digital Economy, in São Paulo September 27-29

Oct 13 2017 Blog

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

Overview of Data-Pop Alliance-United Nations Systems Staff College Training Course on “Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development” in Nairobi June 27-29, 2017

Emmanuel Letouzé Jun 30 2017 Blog

[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

SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development – Session 2: Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

May 08 2017 Blog

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

SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development – Session 2: Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Apr 20 2017 Blog

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

SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development – Session 1: Big Data: What is it and how can it Contribute to Sustainable Development

Apr 04 2017 Blog

 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 and the Social Fabric: Accountability, Governance and Ethics

Emmanuel Letouzé Mar 02 2017 Blog

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

Data-Pop Alliance launches its Global Professional Training Program in Bogotá!
Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2016

Dec 23 2016 Blog, News

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

Open Algorithms: A New Paradigm for Using Private Data for Social Good

Emmanuel Letouzé, Thomas Roca Aug 25 2016 Blog

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).

El Laboratorio Urbano abre sus puertas en Bogotá. Un proyecto de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico, la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá y Data-Pop Alliance

Ana Lucía Martinez Arias, Rodrigo Lara Molina Aug 01 2016 Blog

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.

LWL #12

Jun 09 2016 Blog

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Exploring the Applications and Implications of Social Media and Demographic Research

Jun 02 2016 Blog

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

LWL #11

May 26 2016 Blog

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LWL #10

Apr 28 2016 Blog

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LWL#9

Apr 15 2016 Blog

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LWL #8

Mar 30 2016 Blog

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Mar 17 2016 Blog

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Mar 03 2016 Blog

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Unevenly Distributed Resilience

Jesse Anttila-Hughes Mar 02 2016 Blog

This is the fourth in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the synthesis report. 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.

Big Data and Disability, Part 1

Mar 01 2016 Blog

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.

LWL #5

Feb 15 2016 Blog

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Feb 11 2016 Blog

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Using Big Data to Detect and Predict Natural Hazards Better and Faster: Lessons Learned with Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods

Simone Sala Feb 10 2016 Blog

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.