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 participants’ “Big Data literacy” in the context and in support of the data revolution and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda by providing them with a deeper understanding, skills, resources, and connections to address the key applications and implications of Big Data in their work related to sustainable development and as citizens.
The program primarily targets the needs of early to mid-career professionals with introductory to intermediate skills in statistics and economics involved in designing, implementing and/or evaluating development projects, programs, and policies, especially those related to sustainable development, in the UN and other international agencies, government institutions, academia, civil society organizations, the media, private companies, etc.
Data-Pop Alliance offers Fellowships covering the costs of the course (not including travel and accommodations) to selected professionals working on Big Data for Development in the respective countries and regions of the workshops (Senegal and/or West Africa, and Thailand and/or Southeast Asia) with preference given to applicants from the public sector and civil society/NGO.
Candidates should have a good statistical and/or quantitative background and a basic understanding of data methods and tools. The workshop in Dakar will be conducted fully in French and the workshop in Bangkok will be 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.).
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:
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: