On June 27-29, HumanityX joined the Data-Pop Alliance-United Nations Systems Staff College Training Course on “Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development” in Nairobi, Kenya.
We joined and facilitated a 3-day training workshop at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) hosted by Data-Pop Alliance (one of the members of the International Data Responsibility Group) in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC). The workshop is part of a comprehensive program to respond to major ‘Big Data literacy’ and data science needs and gaps of development and policy professionals around the globe, especially in Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific.
The workshop brought together 50 participants from different sectors including the UN system, National Statistical Offices and other government agencies, civil society organizations, and academia, representing 25 countries from the region (Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Somalia), as well as India, Italy, Tunisia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, among others.
The full agenda can be accessed here:
You can also follow the discussion that ensued on Twitter here:
— Jos Berens (@jos_berens) June 27, 2017
— Centre 4 Innovation (@C4Innovation) June 27, 2017
— Data-Pop Alliance (@datapopalliance) June 30, 2017