Climate Change Resilience in the Age of Data

#COP21Data Data-Pop Alliance, Agence française de développement (AFD), and the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) are co-organizing a COP21 side event, Climate Change Resilience in the Age of Data: Opportunities, Challenges, and Requirements on December 4th, from 08:30 to 19:30 at AFD Headquarters in Paris. — A COP21 Side Event — Friday, 4 December 2015 | 08:30 – 19:30 As … Read More

What is Data Literacy?

“What is Data Literacy?” is the first video in our new series on Big Data and development. In under two minutes, Cartoonist Manu takes us through a short history of what literacy is and was from the early 1800s through today. We explore the evolving definitions of data literacy – from drawing a cross to reading a newspaper to interacting … Read More

“Big Data and Mobility: Migration and Transportation”

This Primer was written by Emmanuel Letouzé in partnership with and funded by the World Bank Leadership, Learning and Innovation Group. This primer (forthcoming) discusses the linkages between Big Data and mobility—specifically migration and transportation. Its main objective is to give its readers—World Bank staff, policymakers, researchers, development project managers and other professionals—an overview of the main features and parameters of … Read More

United Nations Sustainable Development Training: Modeling Flooding Vulnerability

Data-Pop Alliance authored a training module that launched as Learning Session for the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in June 2015 in New York City.  This training addresses the use of data in modeling, mapping, and monitoring vulnerability to climate change and includes case studies on Laos, Tanzania, Australia, South Africa, west African coastline, and New York, as well … Read More

Cartagena Data Festival

Data-Pop Alliance organized this event in April 2015 along with other partner organizations such as ODI, PARIS21, UNFPA, Africa Gathering, and many others.  The Cartagena Data Festival was a three-day event in April 2015 that brought together more than 300 researchers, experts, policy advocates, and data visualization designers, to convene on ideas, innovations, and partnerships that drive a data revolution. The event … Read More

Big Data for Peace Summer School at Leiden University

Data–Pop Alliance is official partner of the Big Data for Peace Summer School organized by the Center for Innovation’s Peace Informatics at Leiden University, in The Hague. The event took place in July 2015. The program of this 2nd edition of the Big Data Summer School is designed for professionals and students with interest in the impact of Big Data for the international peace and justice, including latest trends … Read More

“Big Data and Development: An Overview”

This White Paper was written by Emmanuel Letouzé in collaboration with and the World Bank Group. “Big Data and Development: An Overview” describes the fundamental nature of Big Data as an ecosystem and how it engages with society. The Big Data ecosystem is stimulated by a supply for data and analytics capacities and the demand for better, faster, and … Read More

UNFPA Big Data Bootcamp

Data-Pop Alliance provided technical support to UNFPA’s Big Data Bootcamp that took place at Betahaus Barcelona in February 2015.  The Bootcamp was structured around a series of presentations, group work, collective brainstorming sessions, and networking events, using a ‘design thinking’ approach to help UNFPA craft its Big Data engagement strategy for the next few years. It was led by Data-Pop Alliance’s Advisory Board member Bruce Campbell, Head of … Read More