Q4 2021
Title: "Whom should you trust?" Check out more Datatoons by Manu here.
"Reporting and Registering Domestic Violence against Women and Girls in São Paulo and Bogotá: a Data-Driven Model"
Partner: Unidas.
Data-Pop Alliance and the Unidas network of women from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Germany joined forces to develop an analytical model that leveraged traditional and non-traditional data to identify the multidimensional capabilities to report and register domestic VAWG at the locality level in Bogotá and São Paulo, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about this project, watch this video created for the Data for Policy event, and click below to review the final report.
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Liberia Country Gender Equality Profile
Partners: UN Women Liberia, the African Development Bank, the European Union, the Government of Sweden.
The CGEP report examined the situation of gender (in)equality in Liberia across a wide range of sectors, including an analysis of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as response and recovery implications. As part of an increasing efforts to break away from this reality and eliminate all forms of gender-based discrimination, CGEP represents an important guide to assess the existing situation regarding women’s empowerment and gender equality in Liberia.
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Crisis Risk Finance Analytics Report & The Potential of Earth Observation, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning to Improve Financial Risk Management
Partners: World Bank, European Space Agency and the Global Risk Financing Facility.
The first report, "Crisis Risk Finance Analytics Report", presents a selection of projects from the Crisis Risk Finance Analytics program (CRFA), as part of the World Bank Crisis and Disaster Risk Finance efforts to apply innovative technology to risk finance. The second report, "The Potential of Earth Observation, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning to Improve Financial Risk Management", introduces case studies of EO, BD, AI, and ML, classified through a taxonomy to assess their potential to improve financial risk management.
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Discussion Pieces

"The High Cost of "Free" Data: Zero-Rating and its Impacts on Disinformation in Brazil"
Author: Laila Lorenzon. Read here

"Digital Transformation in the Global South: Enhancing Citizens’ Trust" 
Author: Yasmine Hamdar. Read here

"Gender Data Series: How Can Data be Leveraged to Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"
Interviewee: Ana Addobbati. Read here

"Gender Data Series: How Technology is Being Used to Tackle the ‘Shadow Pandemic’"
Authors: Claudia Abreu and Calum Handforth (UNU-IIGH). Read here

"Africa's Poverty Tsunami: Do Cash Transfers Work Best?"
Author: Nelson Kolliesuah. Read here

Links We Like Series
Analyses of trending topics based on recent news articles, research papers, videos and other sources. 

LWL #33  -  AI and Agriculture: From the Roots of Civilization to its Promising Future
LWL #32  -  Facebook, the Promise and the Peril
LWL #31 - Online Harassment and AI Content Moderation: Countering Threats to Freedom of Expression
Gender Data 201: Free Online Course
Partners: Meta and TechChange.
Gender Data 201 is a free online course (self-paced) we developed with support from Meta and TechChange (the hosting platform). The course's objective is to provide a hands-on online learning experience to equip participants with the basic data skills needed to lead gender-responsive advocacy work, decision-making processes, and/or policy design and implementation. The course also aims to foster the creation of a larger international community of gender data practitioners, driving social change through collaboration. Sign up now!
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Gender Data 201 Course (self-paced) Trailer
Institutional Gender Assessment of Cinvestav (Mexican Research Center)
Partner: Cinvestav.
Developed in partnership with the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav), this project aims to provide an institutional gender assessment of the challenges that women working and studying in the Center face (including harassment), and offer recommendations towards gender mainstreaming in a complex organization.

Study of Development Strategies, Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals 
Partner: UNDP (Haiti) and the Ministère de la Planification et de la Coopération Externe (MPCE).
DPA, in collaboration with the Haiti Country Office of the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation, is leading a study to assess the country's progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),  as well as drivers and obstacles faced.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Digital Maturity Assessment
Partner: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
This project aims to develop a tailored methodology that will allow NRC to understand its digital maturity at all operational levels, and to eventually develop roadmaps for its digital transformation. The Digital Maturity Assessment (DMA) primarily focuses on Country Offices and their aggregated trends at both the regional and global levels.

Sector Program Digital Development (EU-AU Data Flagship Project)
Partners: GIZ, European UnionAfrican Union.
In collaboration with GIZ, DPA conducted an “Overview of Data Economy Framework in Europe/Africa”, with the main objective of devising a report focused on mapping the data economy in Africa, as well as its potential and challenges to boost the Africa-European data market exchange.
DPA Webinars
Let's Talk About GBV Data 
Watch full session here.
November 25, Online
Speakers: Zinnya del Vilar, Anna Spinardi, Ivette Yáñez, Mateo Rojas. Moderator: Julie Ricard.
Topic: Panel discussion on the experiences of DPA's Gender Team while working with GBV data. 

Noche de diálogo: Adicción, desinformación y violencia en redes sociales (with Eureka) 
Watch the full event here (in Spanish). 

November 18, Online
Speakers: Julie Ricard (Eureka) and Ivette Yáñez (DPA). 
Topic: Panel on addiction, disinformation and violence in social media, in the Latin American context.
DPA Workshops
Policy Workshops on "The Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and the Role of Disaster Risk Governance in Western Sahel and Lake Chad Basin"
Data-Pop Alliance, ADE, UN System Organizations and National Governments.
August 16, Niger  |  September 23, Chad  |  October 20, Regional Workshop  |  December 8, Mauritania
ML4D 2021 (Workshop @ NeurIPS2021). Register here.
December 14, Online  
|  Organizer: Machine Learning for the Developing World.
Speaker: Emmanuel Letouzé.

Panel: “Promise, Pitfalls and Priorities of Machine Learning and Human AI for Development and Democracy".

Investir dans les données sensibles au genre pour plus d'impact contre la VBG.
December 8, Online  
|  Organizer: Le Centre Kaizen.
Speaker: Zinnya del Villar.
Presentation: "État des lieux au niveau mondial des données sensibles au genre".

Community of Practice on Measurement and Quantification of South-South Cooperation: 2021 Opening Event and Action Dialogue.
December 7, Online  
|  Organizer: Agencia Presidencial de Cooperación Internacional de Colombia.
Speaker: Emmanuel Letouzé.
Panel: "An overview of the current status of measurement of South-South Cooperation and its most relevant dimensions for each sector".

Data Day Milwaukee. Read more
October 20, Online  
|  Organizer: Data You Can Use.
Speaker: Emmanuel Letouzé.
Keynote Presentation: "Data as a Language, Lens and Lever for Social Change".

CICAP FEST. Read more
September 4, Online
Speaker: Emmanuel Letouzé.
Presentation: "Measuring, analyzing and understanding data in the post COVID era”.
"I big data possono davvero cambiare il mundo? L'intervista a Emmanuel Letouze" (Italian)
StartupItalia. Click here

"Fundación LAB Mediterraneo devela su estrategia para posicionar a la Comunitat como referente en emprendimiento" (Spanish)
Valencia Plaza. Click here

"Consejo de Género OEM: Hay que analizar los datos con “ojos violeta" (Spanish)
El Sol de Hidalgo. Click here
"Nuria Oliver, elegida como la representante española para rediseñar los nuevos euros para 2024" (Spanish)
ABC. Click here

What Makes an Effective Data Scientist? An Interview with Enrique Bonilla. 
Data-Pop Alliance. Click here

 New DPA Instagram Account!
Follow us for news, visual content and more. Click here
Foud Mrad: Director for the MENA Region (United States - Arabic, English)
Yasmine Hamdar: Computational Social Scientist (United Arab Emirates - Arabic, English)
Evelin Lasarga: Project and Research Officer (Uruguay - Spanish, English)
 Nelson Papi Kolliesuah: Research and Content Intern (Liberia - English)
Laila Lorenzon: Fundraising Intern (Brazil - Portuguese, English, French)
Diana Montero: Operations Intern (Mexico - Spanish, English, Korean)
Anthony Deen: Communications Intern (United States - English)

Ana Deborah Lana: Research and Content Intern (Brazil - English, Portuguese, Spanish)
Albane Laffargue: Research and Content Intern (Spain - French, English, German)

To meet the rest of our team, visit this page.
Check our careers page regularly for job opportunities with DPA. 
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