Training Workshop for IGBE in Rio de Janeiro

Nov 04 2019 Blog

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

Introducing the Complete Paper Series: “Big Data to Address Global Development Challenges”

Emmanuel Letouzé Oct 30 2019 Blog

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

LWL #19: The Dispute Over 5G

Andrés Lozano, Maria Antonia Bravo, Maria Camila Gomez Sep 12 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #19 The Dispute Over 5G China and the United States are the biggest adversaries on the dispute over who will control one of the main technological advances in recent history: 5G, or fifth generation cellular network technology. 5G promises to connect everything. As Will Knight from the MIT Technology Review points out, these technologies “will replace cable … Read More

LWL #18: Algorithmic Bias and the Gender Gap

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Jul 02 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #18 Algorithmic Bias and the Gender Gap​ A recent article by Wang et al studies gender trends in computer science authorship, revealing that, “if current trends continue, parity between the number of male and female authors will not be reached in this century”. Although examining the proportion of female authorship over time only captures one of the … Read More

Taller de capacitación “Big data, economía digital y desarrollo sostenible” en Bogotá

Valentina Casasbuenas Jun 10 2019 Blog

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

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

Resumen del curso de capacitación DPA y CEPAL, “Big data, economía digital y desarrollo sostenible” realizado en Santo Domingo, RD, 9-11 de abril, 2019

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Apr 15 2019 Blog

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

Transformando país a través del Big Data

Maria Antonia Bravo, Valentina Casasbuenas Apr 02 2019 Blog

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

LWL #17: Green Tech: The Sustainability Conundrum

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Mar 14 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #17 Green Tech: The Sustainability Conundrum​ As a data-driven organization, we dwell in the techno-scientific world, leveraging research, capacity building and community engagement around topics such as machine learning and AI to drive a people-centered Big Data revolution. Although sustainable development is one of the main drivers of our work, we know how large the environmental footprint … Read More

Atelier de formation “Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable” à Tunis

Feb 14 2019 Blog, News

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

LWL #16: AI For Social Good

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Feb 05 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #16 AI For Social Good Google’s “AI for Social Good” initiative launched on October 2018, aiming to drive the adoption of “Artificial Intelligence (AI) for public good”. Beyond the buzzword, how can we define this emerging field? In this week’s Links We Like we take a closer look at projects and research that use AI for sustainable … Read More

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

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on innovation, data literacy, open data, and more!

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

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on the World Humanitarian Summit, the data revolution, ethics, data governance, and more!

LWL #10

Apr 28 2016 Blog

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on global development, privacy, open data, inequality, and more!

LWL#9

Apr 15 2016 Blog

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on Blockchain, smart cities, EU data protection, privacy, censorship, and more!