Upcoming 3-Day Training on
"Big Data for Sustainable Development" at the MIT Media Lab
October 15-17th, 2018
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 Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and financial support from the Hewlett Foundation.
This 3-day training, delivered and facilitated by MIT and Harvard faculty and global experts, is tailored towards development practitioners, policymakers, and researchers interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills to leverage Big Data in their work.
The training is offered at a fee of $1,750 for the 3 days, with possibilities of fellowships waiving this fee. For this edition, additional financial support by the MIT Sloan Latin America Office will grant a $700 stipend to 4 fellows from the region. More information on these fellowships is below.
Registration is now open!
About the Course
Through the session, participants will be exposed to a blend of learning formats, including traditional instructor-led teaching, keynote speakers, and interactive and hands-on technical sessions, led by some of the best experts in the world. All participants who follow the entire course will receive a certificate of completion from Data-Pop Alliance and UNSSC. The workshop will be structured as follows:
Prof. Alex 'Sandy' Pentland
MIT, Data-Pop Alliance
Prof. Danielle Wood
MIT Media Lab
Prof. Patrick Vinck
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative,
Rodrigo Lara Molina
BWH / Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Data-Pop Alliance offers fellowships covering the $1750 course fee, not including travel and accommodations, to selected professionals working on Big Data for Development in their respective countries and regions with preference given to applicants from the public sector and civil society or NGOs.
Candidates should have a good statistical and/or quantitative background and a basic understanding of data methods and tools. The workshop will be conducted fully in English.
Please note that these fellowships will cover the cost of course only – and do not cover any other costs, including travel, accommodation, visa costs, etc.
Fellowships for Latin American Candidates
Watch the evaluations and reactions of participants from our last course held in Nairobi in June 2017 to see what they have to say about the training experience with Data-Pop Alliance and UNSSC: