Policy Paper: Using Data to Fight COVID-19 and Build Back Better

Nov 11 2020 News

Policy Paper: Using Data to Fight COVID-19 and Build Back Better Share Facebook Twitter Digital technology and data insights are essential to fight COVID-19, but they should be applied in ways that reflect and promote equity, efficiency, and sustainability. The COVID-19 pandemic has become an unprecedented global health crisis in 2020 – and it will remain a challenge for quite … Read More

Featuring our Work on Domestic Violence in Mexico at the Paris Peace Forum

Nov 09 2020 News

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Featuring Our Work on Domestic Violence in Mexico at the Paris Peace Forum Share Facebook Twitter The GIZ Data Lab and GIZ Mexico partnered our team at Data-Pop Alliance, the government and civil society to use various sources of traditional and non-traditional data in order to identify high-risk areas of domestic violence against women and girls in Mexico. The resulting … Read More

SuperDataScience Podcast: Changing the World With Data

Nov 03 2020 News

Super Data Science Podcast: Changing the World With Data Share Facebook Twitter Director and Co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, Emmanuel Letouzé, was the guest on the 413th episode of the Super Data Science Podcast, titled “Changing the World With Data”. The podcast is hosted by Kirill Eremeko, a Data Science coach and lifestyle entrepreneur who has the goal of bringing the … Read More

Paid Internship Opportunity: Research and Content Intern – MENA & SSA

Oct 23 2020 Jobs, News

Paid Internship Opportunity: Research and Content Intern – MENA & SSA Share Facebook Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Research and Content Intern for the MENA and SSA region. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change … Read More

Paid Internship Opportunity: Research and Content Intern – Latin America​

Oct 23 2020 Jobs, News

Paid Internship Opportunity:  Research and Content Intern – Latin America Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Research and Content Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three … Read More

Paid Internship Opportunity: Data Analyst Intern

Oct 20 2020 Jobs, News

Paid Internship Opportunity: Data Analyst Intern Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Data Analyst Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars … Read More

Partnership Announcement AECID

Oct 13 2020 News

NUEVA ALIANZA Data-Pop Alliance se complace en anunciar su nueva alianza con la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), la cual tiene el objetivo de apoyar la inclusión de fuentes de Big Data en proyectos de Desarrollo Sostenible por parte del sector público en Latinoamérica y el Caribe. El acuerdo, firmado en  Septiembre 2020, tiene el objetivo de fomentar … Read More

Two New Partnerships Announcement

Oct 05 2020 News

PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT Data-Pop Alliance is pleased to announce its partnership with GIZ Data Lab, signed in June 2020, as well as the partnership with the Unidas network, signed in August 2020. Both partnerships emerge from the need to understand more about the exacerbation of gender inequalities and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the two projects seek … Read More

Our latest Quarterly Update is out!

Sep 30 2020 News

Our latest Quarterly Update is out! Share Facebook-f Twitter Read our most recent Quarterly Update (QU3, 2020) to learn more about the work we have been developing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including: The COVID-19 socio-economic impact assessments we’re developing in four African countries: Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, Togo and South Sudan, The pilot risk model to map Violence against … Read More

Job opening: Graphic and Web Designer (closed)

Sep 08 2020 Jobs, News

Job Opening: Graphic and Web Designer (closed) Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance (DPA), a global not-for-profit coalition created in 2013 by the MIT Connection Science, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), and Overseas Development Institute (ODI), is looking to hire a Graphic and Web Designer based in Mexico City, part or full time.  Effective dates: 3 months initially (October – December 2020), … Read More

Job opening: National Project Coordinator & Data Scientist (closed)

Aug 10 2020 Jobs, News

Job Opportunity: Jordan-Based National Project Coordinator & Data Scientist (closed) Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a part time or full-time (min. 60%) National Project Coordinator & Data Scientist consultant based in Amman, Jordan to collaborate on a joint project with UN-ESCWA. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the … Read More

Job opening: Data Scientist & Training Specialist

Jul 31 2020 Jobs, News

Job Opening: Data Scientist & Training Specialist Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Data Scientist & Training Specialist based in Mexico City. Eligible candidate must have existing legal authorization to work in Mexico.  We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together … Read More

Paid internship opportunity: Research and Content Intern (closed)

Jun 22 2020 Jobs, News

Paid Internship Opportunity: Research and Content Intern based in Bogotá Share Facebook-f Twitter At Data-Pop Alliance, we’re looking for a Research and Content Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three … Read More

Job opening: Chief Operations and Strategy Officer (closed)

Jun 11 2020 Jobs, News

Job opening: Chief Operations and Strategy Officer (closed) Share Facebook-f Twitter Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Chief Operations and Strategy Officer. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars … Read More

Job opening: Full stack developer (closed)

May 25 2020 Jobs, News

Job opening: Full stack developer (closed) Share Facebook-f Twitter At Data-Pop Alliance, we are looking to hire a Full stack developer based in Mexico City or Bogota, part or full time.  Effective dates: 5 months initially, half time or full time (to be discussed). Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (CCO) and the Communications and Partnerships Officer in Mexico while working … Read More

Job opening: Data Scientist (closed)

Mar 24 2020 Jobs, News

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Senior Data Scientist based in Mexico City. Effective dates: April 15 through July 15, with a possible extension (depending on fit and funding). Full-time. Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Researchers based in Mexico City, Bogotá and Santiago, and the Chief Operations Officer (COO) based in Bogotá; the Senior Data Scientist … Read More

Partnership Announcement: DPA & RutaN

Oct 14 2019 News

Partnership Announcement: Data-Pop Alliance and RutaN Data-Pop Alliance se complace en anunciar su nueva alianza con RutaN, el centro de innovación y negocios de Medellín, firmada en Octubre 2019. Con el fin de convertir a ésta en la “ciudad de los datos”, RutaN ha promovido exitosamente diversos programas de ciencia, tecnología e innovación que han potenciado las competencias de empresarios, … Read More

DPA opens its Latin American Office in Mexico City

Oct 14 2019 News

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We are excited to announce the opening of our Latin American Office based in Mexico City. Since its first steps, DPA has maintained and expanded its in-country presence in the region. Currently, we have team-cells in Colombia, Brazil, and Chile, in addition to Mexico City. By opening a dedicated Latin America office, we aim to consolidate our presence in the … Read More

Links We Like – The Dispute Over 5G

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

Week 4: 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 connections and … Read More

Partnership Announcement – Data-Pop Alliance and CIAT

Maria Antonia Bravo, Valentina Casasbuenas Aug 13 2019 News

Partnership Announcement: Data-Pop Alliance and CIAT The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the  world’s leading research consortium in agri-food systems, nutrition security, and the reduction of poverty, has partnered with Data-Pop Alliance to explore  how e-learning and Big Data can be leveraged for digital agriculture and climate change. Through … Read More

Partnership Announcement between Data-Pop Alliance and UN-ESCWA

Jul 26 2019 News

Partnership Announcement:Data-Pop Alliance and UN-ESCWA Data-Pop Alliance is pleased to announce its partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), signed on May 2019. This agreement will allow cooperation between both entities for the design of public policies for Data Innovation in the Arab region. The main goal will be contributing to sustainable development of … Read More

Links We Like – Algorithmic Bias and the Gender Gap

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Jul 02 2019 News

Week 3: Algorithmic Biasand 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 many facets of … Read More

Research Intern Position – Mexico City

Jun 10 2019 Jobs, News

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Research Intern based in Mexico City. Effective dates: 2 months, starting early July – through August 31st. Working space will be provided by Data-Pop Alliance; alternatively the intern can work from home, if and when this would be suitable for Data-Pop Alliance and the intern. However, presence in the office may be required for … 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

Program Operations Officer – Mexico City

May 31 2019 Jobs, News

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full time Project Operations Officer (OPO) based in Mexico City. Effective dates: July – December 2019, with possibility of extension past January 2020. 2-month trial period starting by end of July. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Latin American and the Caribbean based in Mexico, the Project Operations Officer will support Data-Pop Alliance’s work through the … Read More

Data-Pop Alliance, CEPAL, y la ONE organizan primer taller en la República Dominicana sobre Big Data, Economía Digital y Desarrollo Sostenible

Apr 10 2019 News

Santo Domingo, 09 de abril de 2019.- La Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE), como país coordinador del grupo de trabajo sobre medición de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones de la Conferencia Estadística de las Américas, en conjunto con la CEPAL y Data-Pop Alliance, dio apertura al primer Taller regional de Formación Profesional sobre Big-Data bajo el tema: “Economía Digital y Desarrollo Sostenible”. Con este evento inédito la institución busca promover la aplicación de los métodos y las herramientas del Big Data en proyectos de desarrollo sostenible.

Links We Like – Green Tech: The Sustainability Conundrum

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Mar 14 2019 News

Week 2 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 of technology … 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

Taller de capacitación en República Dominicana con CEPAL

Feb 26 2019 News

TALLER DE FORMACIÓN PROFESIONAL Big Data, Economía Digital y Desarrollo Sostenible 9-11 de abril de 2019 Santo Domingo, República Dominicana Acerca del taller Agenda Newsfeed Acerca del taller Nos complace anunciar nuestro próximo taller de capacitación en colaboración con La Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) y  la Oficina Nacional de Estadística de República Dominicana (ONE), como … Read More

Links We Like

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Feb 22 2019 News

We are pleased to announce the return of our series “Links We Like”. Every two weeks, the Data-Pop Alliance team gathers links to articles, books, and more that we want to share with our network. Week 2: Green Tech – The Sustainability Conundrum As a data-driven organization, we dwell in the techno-scientific world, leveraging research, capacity building and community engagement … 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

World Telecommunication / ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-18)

Maria Antonia Bravo Feb 05 2019 News

“Making Measurement Matter” Dr. Emmanuel Letouzé World Telecommunication / ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-18) December 10-12, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland In the presentation titled “Making Measurement Matter”, Emmanuel Letouzé, Director of Data-Pop Alliance and of the OPAL project, discusses the role, limits and requirements of measurement for development. In particular, he asks whether – and how much impact – measuring has … Read More

Links We Like

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Feb 05 2019 News

We are pleased to announce the return of our series “Links We Like”. Every two weeks, the Data-Pop Alliance team gathers links to articles, books, and more that we want to share with our network. Week 1: AI For Social Good Google’s “AI for Social Good” initiative launched on October 2018, aiming to drive the adoption of “Artificial Intelligence (AI) … Read More

Partnership Announcement between Data-Pop Alliance and Oxfam México

Jan 26 2019 News

Partnership Announcement:Data-Pop Alliance and Oxfam México Data-Pop Alliance se complace de anunciar su nueva alianza con Oxfam México bajo el proyecto DataMex, orientado hacia la investigación aplicación del big data para el área de desarrollo. Como parte de esta alianza, se ha adelantado una consultoría, y a partir del análisis realizado durante el último trimestre del 2018 y el 2019, se … Read More

Sustainable Development, Big Data and AI Research and Training Intern – Cambridge, MA

Jan 16 2019 Jobs, News

Terms of Reference Sustainable Development, Big Data and AI Research and Training Intern   Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a part-time Sustainable Development, Big Data, and AI Research and Training Intern based in Cambridge MA. Effective dates: 2-3 months, starting mid-January – through mid-April. Working space will be provided by Data-Pop Alliance; alternatively the intern can work from home, if and … Read More

Debate: How can developing countries balance the rewards and risks of big data?

Nov 20 2018 News

On Tuesday 20 November, SciDev.Net hosted the third of four online debates, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, exploring key issues in science for development. Experts from around the world will discuss what big data means for development, and how poorer countries can balance the rewards and risks of big data. Data-Pop Alliance Director Emmanuel Letouzé participated along with the following … 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

Big Data for social good 2018 – Ready for a wild world

May 21 2018 News

As part of the annual Big Data for Social Good event, hosted by Telefónica in Madrid, Emmanuel Letouzé delivered a presentation on “Big Data and Open Algorithms for Resilient Societies” and participated in the panel “Towards sustainability & scalability of Social Good initiatives – BD4SG Ready for a Wild World“. Data-Pop was joined in speaking by other global organizations, such as … Read More

Research and Training Strategy Intern – Cambridge MA

May 16 2018 Jobs, News

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Trainings Intern based in Cambridge MA (or alternatively New York City). Effective dates: 2-3 months, starting early June or July – through August 31st. Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Knowledge Manager based in Cambridge MA, the Research and Training Strategy intern will support Data-Pop Alliance’s Global training program on Big … Read More

Fundraising Officer – Bogotá or Mexico City

May 14 2018 Jobs, News, Uncategorized

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Fundraising Officer to be based in Bogotá or Mexico City. Effective dates: June 1st through August 31st with possibility of extension depending on funding; Full-time Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Knowledge Manager and Operations and Outreach Manager based in Cambridge MA and NYC, the Fundraising Officer will undertake all fundraising-related … Read More

Communications and Design Intern – Cambridge, New York City, or Mexico City

Apr 20 2018 Jobs, News

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Communications and Design Intern based in Cambridge MA, New York City, or Mexico City (tbd according to dates and candidate’s preferences), and will work out of the Data-Pop Alliance offices. Effective dates: 2-3 months, Starting early June or July – through August 31st.   Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Operations … Read More

SD Talks Session 4 – Big Data and the Global Gender Gap: The Promises and Perils of Digital Information

Natalie Grover Mar 14 2018 News, Uncategorized

  Announcing the fourth Webinar of the SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development series, produced jointly by Data-Pop Alliance and the UN System Staff College (UNSSC). Guest speakers Rebecca Furst-Nichols (Deputy Director) and Bapu Vaitla (Fellow) of Data2X, a collaborative advocacy and technical initiative hosted by the United Nations Foundation that works to improve the use of global gender data, will discuss … Read More

Program Assistant : New York City or Cambridge, MA

Feb 28 2018 Jobs, News

Program Assistant Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full or part-time Program Assistant to be based in New York City or Cambridge, MA. Effective dates:  May 1 for an initial 6 months with a 2 month trial period.    Part-time: 3-5 days a week Reporting to the Operations and Outreach Officer based in NYC, under the authority of the Director, the … Read More

Upcoming Professional Training Workshops in Dakar and Bangkok in March, 2018

Dec 04 2017 News

We are pleased to announce two upcoming workshops in Dakar, Senegal (March 6 – 8, 2018) and Bangkok, Thailand (March 27 – 29, 2018) as part of our Global Professional Training Program on Big Data for Sustainable Development developed and delivered in partnership with UNSSC and financial support from the Hewlett Foundation. Over each three-day session, these workshops will enhance … Read More

Introducing the UNSSC/Data-Pop Alliance Big Data & Sustainable Development Open Learning Hub

Nov 29 2017 News

As part of our data literacy program, Data-Pop Alliance and the Knowledge Center for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Staff College (UNSSC), are excited to share the launch of the “Big Data & Sustainable Development Open Learning Hub”. Our vision is the creation of a global community of practice, through an open and free interactive learning platform, to facilitate … Read More