Join us in Istanbul for the “Data for Refugees” (D4R) Challenge Workshop on January 21, 2019 We are pleased to announce that the “Data for Refugees” (D4R) Challenge Workshop will take place on January 21st, 2019 at Boğaziçi University, in Istanbul, Turkey. This Workshop will be the culmination of the D4R Challenge launched in December of last year. For this … 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
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
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
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
SD Talks Session 4 – Big Data and the Global Gender Gap: The Promises and Perils of Digital Information
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
Upcoming Professional Training Workshops in Dakar and Bangkok in March, 2018
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
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
Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable – Workshop à Dakar, 6-8 mars, 2018
Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable Un cours par Data-Pop Alliance en collaboration avec l’Ecole des cadres du système des Nations Unies (UNSSC) Du 6 au 8 mars 2018 Centre d’Information des Nations Unies (UNIC), Dakar Le second cours de notre Programme Global de Formation Professionnelle sur le Big Data et le Développement Durable, développé et délivré en partenariat … Read More
SD Talks Session 3: Leveraging (Mobile) Data to Predict and Prevent Crime
Leveraging (Mobile) Data to Predict and Prevent Crime Monday 12 June 2017 02:30 PM CEST | 08:30 AM EST Data-Pop Alliance Chief Data Scientist, Dr Nuria Oliver will speak on Leveraging (Mobile) Data to Predict and Prevent Crime for the third Webinar of the SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development. The session will be held on Monday … Read More
Register now for our next Professional Training Workshop “Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development” in Nairobi on June 27-29, in partnership with UNSSC
Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development – Fellowships available – A course by Data-Pop Alliance in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) 27-29 June 2017 UN Office in Nairobi (UNON) , Kenya Following the launch last year of our Global Professional Training Program on Big Data for Sustainable Development developed and delivered in partnership with UNSSC and financial … Read More
Launch of the Webinar Series on Data for Sustainable Development in Partnership with UNSSC
Big Data: What is it and how can it contribute to Sustainable Development? Thursday, 30 March 2017 02:30 PM CEST Data-Pop Alliance is pleased to announce the launch 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. … Read More
Watch the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development Sessions Online, March 1-3
Watch the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development Sessions Online, March 1-3 The Global Festival of Ideas, the first ‘playable’ policy conference on the SDGs, is starting tomorrow (March 1-3) in Bonn! A great crowd of leading thinkers, policy-makers, civil society and activists, together with gaming experts and policy simulators that will gather to discuss news ways of thinking … Read More
Last Call for Registration: Join Data-Pop Alliance at the Global Festival of Ideas!
Last Call for Registration: Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development New thinking for a better world 1-3 March 2017 World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany We are honored to be a part of the crowd of leading thinkers, policy-makers, civil society and activists, together with gaming experts and policy simulators that will gather in Bonn, Germany on March 1-3, for … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance launches its Global Professional Training Program in Bogotá!
Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2016
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
Save the Date: Announcing the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development
Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development New thinking for a better world 1-3 March 2017 World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany A revolution is required in the way we think about international development if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Global Festival of Ideas plans to catalyze that revolution. Join us for the world’s … Read More
Save the Date: The Ethics of Algorithms | Tuesday, December 6, 6:30pm
Save the Date: The Ethics of Algorithms Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30pm ThoughtWorks 99 Madison Ave, 15th Floor, New York, NY RSVP Data-Pop Alliance and Thought Works invite you to join us for a collaborative public discussion on exploring the ethical implications of the rising popularity of algorithmic decision making. In everything from criminal justice to humanitarian aid, more and … Read More
Announcing Nuria Oliver as Data-Pop Alliance’s first Chief Data Scientist
We are honored to announce that Dr Nuria Oliver will serve as Data-Pop Alliance’s first Chief Data Scientist starting November 8th, 2016.
Launching our Global Professional Training Program on Big Data and Development
Data-Pop Alliance is excited to launch its Global Professional Training Program on Big Data and Sustainable Development, with funding from the Hewlett Foundation and in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC). This professional training Program is implemented through 4-day capacity and community building workshops dedicated to development professionals—including policymakers and civil servants, civil society representatives, researchers, private sector employees working on social good projects as well as staff of non-governmental and international organizations.
The program will be rolled out in up to 8 countries in 2016-17, including Colombia, Senegal, Rwanda, Kenya, Thailand, Ethiopia, and the US, leveraging the resources of our extended network of partners, Research Affiliates, team members and leadership at MIT and Harvard, as well as bringing in local experts from academia and other sectors.
Following an inaugural pilot held at MIT Media Lab in June, the first of these global workshops will be held in Bogotá, Colombia from November 29 – December 2, 2016. For more information and registration for the course, please visit: https://www.unssc.org/home/activities/leveraging-big-data-sustainable-development.
Announcement of UN World Data Forum Program Committee
The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on January 15-18, 2017, hosted by Statistics South Africa, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics. The Forum recently announced the composition of its Program Committee, tasked with guiding and overseeing the development of the various sessions, panels, data labs and interactive platforms, with representatives from governments, the private sector, civil society, the UN system, and the scientific and academic communities. Data-Pop Alliance Director and Co-Founder Emmanuel Letouzé was nominated as member of the Program Committee, to especially provide inputs on Big Data and data literacy.
Data-Pop Alliance Director Emmanuel Letouzé to Deliver Joint Keynote with Simón Gaviria, Director of Colombia’s Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP), at ANDICOM
ANDICOM is the gathering point for the ICT industry in Colombia and South America, to create business opportunities through face to face networking activities, as well as a trade shows and a top level academic agenda. Emmanuel Letouzé, Director and Co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, will give a joint keynote with Simón Gaviria, Director of Colombia’s Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP), … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance Director Emmanuel Letouzé to Deliver Keynote Speech at The Innovation Enterprise’s Big Data Innovation Summit in September
Emmanuel Letouzé, Director and co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, has been invited to speak about Data Literacy at The Innovation Enterprise’s Big Data Innovation Summit, which will take place on September 8-9 in Boston. The talk will highlight the importance of Data Literacy in leveraging and shaping the future of Big Data. See the full agenda here: https://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-innovation-boston-2016/schedule
UN Side Event on Disability and Digital Societies
This is an update for our series of blog posts on our ongoing work exploring the applications and implications of Big Data and disability. As part of our investigation of how new data sources can contribute to various research areas related to disability, Data-Pop Alliance is pleased to announce their involvement in the UN Working Group on Disability and Digital Societies.
Data-Pop Alliance’s Director Emmanuel Letouzé Talks with Terms of Reference Podcast about Data For Development
Director and Co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, Emmanuel Letouzé speaks with Stephen Ladek of Aidpreneur about Big Data for development on the 109th episode of Terms of Reference podcast on May 30th.
UNSSC and Data-Pop Alliance partner to deliver learning initiatives on Big Data in the context of Agenda 2030
This announcement of this joint initiative was originally posted on 19 May 2016 on UNSSC’s website: https://www.unssc.org/home/news/unssc-and-data-pop-alliance-partner-deliver-learning-initiatives-big-data-context-agenda-2030 The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) is delighted to announce the consolidation of a partnership agreement with Data-Pop Alliance – a global coalition on Big Data and development created by The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab and the Overseas Development Institute, … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance Director Emmanuel Letouzé to Lead PhD Seminar at University of Turin
Data-Pop Alliance’s Director Emmanuel Letouzé has been invited to lead a seminar on Big Data and Policy in a course at University of Turin’s PhD program in Law, Science and Technology. This course is taught by Dr. Massimo Durante as part of the University’s Department of Law. The seminar will take place on Friday, June 10 from 2-4pm. More information … Read More
Save the Date! Our 3rd “digitising europe” initiative event with the Vodafone Institute on Big Data and Privacy
#digitisingEU #FuturoBigData “Big Data: ¿oportunidades sin límite?” Thursday, June 2, 2016, 9:30a – 1:30p Casa del Lector. Matadero, Paseo de la Chopera, 14. Madrid, Spain In the last decade, society has witnessed a digital revolution that has transformed the way in which we interact, work, learn, and do business. The Big Data Revolution helps us to spot socially valuable insights or … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance to Present 2 Papers at Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016
Two of Data-Pop Alliance’s papers have been selected for this year’s Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE). One paper, “The ABCDE of Big Data: Assessing Biases in Call-Detail Records for Development Estimates” will be presented by Emmanuel Letouzé and Gabriel Pestre during Monday morning’s session 1B, “Data for Development” in Room MC 7-100. The second paper, “Identifying Crime Hotspots … Read More
Happy | Joyeux | Feliz | 2016!
Dear friends, colleagues, partners, and supporters, Data-Pop Alliance’s team joins me in wishing you a Happy New Year 2016—with special thoughts and thanks to those who have helped us since we launched in November 2014. For us as a new organization, 2015 was a busy year that saw us grow and develop many projects, publications, and partnerships featured on our … Read More
Save the Date! Our 2nd “Digitising Europe” Initiative Event with the Vodafone Institute on Big Data and Privacy
#digitisingEU “Big Data: Key to the Future or the End of Privacy?” Monday, January 25, 2016 6:00p – 7:45p at the BOZAR in Brussels EU decision-makers have called for a new, open discussion on how best to harness the social benefits that big data brings while protecting the dignity and the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals. The Vodafone Institute and the … Read More
Nov. 12 in Berlin: European Stakeholders’ Dialogues on Big Data with the Vodafone Institute and Data-Pop Alliance
#digitisingEU Join us next week in Berlin, at the digitising europe initiative 2015 where European stakeholders will dialogue on the ethics of Big Data in partnership with the Vodafone Institute and Data-Pop Alliance! In the last decade, society has witnessed a technological revolution that has transformed the way in which we interact, work, learn, and do business. It helps us … Read More