Name People-Centred Big Data Revolution
Source Data-Pop Alliance
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Description Data-Pop Alliance is a global coalition on Big Data and development created by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab, and Overseas Development Institute that brings together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to promote a people-centered Big Data revolution through collaborative research, capacity building, and community engagement. As of February 2016, Flowminder Foundation has joined Data-Pop Alliance as its fourth Core Member.
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Lead Institution Data-Pop Alliance
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Partners Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Flowminder Foundation
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    Case Study Description A Regional Data Space is a collective of institutions and initiatives in the Big Data and development ecosystem of a specific region of the world that Data-Pop Alliance and interested partners seek to animate in their host countries and region with a light footprint in local host institutions—typically a university or research organization. Importantly, a Data Space is not envisaged as a self-contained Data ‘Lab’ or ‘Hub’, but instead aims to serve as a connecting and sounding board for its members, catalyzing and coordinating efforts to maximize their impact towards a common objective: promoting a people-centered, locally-shaped Big Data revolution, in the broader context of the ‘Data Revolution’ and Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. Together with DANE Colombia (the National Statistical Office of Colombia), Data-Pop Alliance and other funding partners have set up the first Data Space for Latin America. The aim is to explore the potential use of Big Data for official statistics, to develop a professional training program and participate in the regional development discussion.
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2017-09-18
    Status Published