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December 2019
QUARTERLY UPDATE
Q4 2019
 
DATATOONS
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NEWS
New Latin American office based in Mexico City
Nueva oficina para Latinoamérica en la CDMX
Aiming to consolidate our presence in the region and to continue pursuing our mission to ensure that Big Data serves the interests of people worldwide, we opened a new dedicated Latin America office based in Mexico City. We are confident that this will allow us to foster new alliances and lead relevant research, training and policy projects for the region. 
Con el objetivo de consolidar nuestra presencia y continuar con la misión de asegurar que la Big Data se utilice para beneficio de la humanidad, hemos abierto una oficina para Latinoamérica en la Ciudad de México. Esto nos permitirá establecer nuevas alianzas y llevar a cabo proyectos de investigación, capacitación y política pública para la región.
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PUBLICATIONS
Latest publication: "Sharing is Caring, Four Key Requirements for Sustainable Private Data Sharing and Use for Public Good"
Publicación más reciente
How data is shared and used will determine, to a large extent, the future of democracy and human progress. In this context, the paper “Sharing is Caring”, produced by Nuria Oliver and Emmanuel Letouzé in collaboration with the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, describes four key requirements that must inform European efforts to ensure that private data is shared and used for the public good in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. 
La manera en que los datos son utilizados y compartidos determinará, en gran parte, el futuro de la democracia y el progreso humano. En este contexto, el reporte “Sharing is Caring”, realizado por Nuria Oliver y Emmanuel Letouzé en colaboración con el Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, describe cuatro requerimientos clave que deben informar los esfuerzos en Europa para asegurar que los datos privados sean compartidos y usados para el bien común de una forma segura, ética y sustentable.
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EmpoderaData Report and Workshop on "Data literacy assessment and Sustainable Development Goals data gaps: Brazil, Colombia and Mexico"
EmpoderaData: Reporte y taller
Data-Pop Alliance and the University of Manchester recently published the report "Data literacy assessment and Sustainable Development Goals data gaps: Brazil, Colombia and Mexico". The key findings and next steps for  EmpoderaData were discussed at a workshop in Manchester last October.
Data-Pop Alliance y la Universidad de Manchester recientemente publicaron el reporte "Data literacy assessment and Sustainable Development Goals data gaps: Brazil, Colombia and Mexico". Los resultados y próximos pasos para EmpoderaData fueron discutidos durante un taller realizado en Manchester el 16 de octubre.
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Support to Colombia's National Big Data Strategy: Publication of two documents
Apoyo en la estrategia nacional de Big Data para Colombia: Publicación de dos documentos
Since 2017, Data-Pop Alliance and MIT Media Lab have been providing strategic support to Colombia's first Big Data strategy in partnership with iNNpulsa and the Department of National Planning (DNP). A few weeks ago, we published the two following additional documents (in Spanish):
  • Document 3 "Analysis and diagnostic of the current situation in Colombia structured around six dimensions"
  • Document 4 "Recommendations and inputs for the definition of a national Big Data strategy"

Desde el 2017, Data-Pop Alliance y el MIT Media Lab han proveído apoyo para desarrollar la primera estrategia de Big Data para Colombia en alianza con iNNpulsa y el Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP). Hace unas semanas, publicamos los siguientes dos documentos adicionales:
  • Documento 3 "Diagnóstico de la situación actual de Colombia estructurado alrededor de seis dimensiones"
  • Documento 4 "Recomendaciones e insumos para la definición de una estrategia nacional de Big Data"
EVENTS
Presentations
Presentaciones
Regional Forum on AI in Latin America and the Caribbean (Web)
UNESCO
December 12-13th - São Paulo, Brazil

Closing keynote by Emmanuel Letouzé

II Congreso Internacional de Inteligencia Artificial Alicante 2019 (Web)
El Independiente
November 18th, 2019 - Alicante, Spain
Keynotes by Nuria Oliver and Emmanuel Letouzé


IUSSP-UNFPA expert group meeting on Population Data for the 21st century (Web)
IUSSP-UNFPA
December 4-6th - New York, USA
Participation by Emmanuel Letouzé


Big Data, Big Impact? The Future of Gender-Sensitive Data Systems (Web)
Data2x, GovLab
November 12th, 2019 - New York, USA
Presentation by Nuria Oliver (watch video)


UNWDF Webinar "Use of Mobile Technologies to Address Data Gaps" (Web)
UN World Data Forum Webinar Series
October 30th, 2019
Presentation by Emmanuel Letouzé (watch the webinar here)


Hyderabad Convention on Digital Agriculture (Web)
CGIAR
October 16th - Hyderabad, India
Presentation by Simone Sala


Lanzamiento del Proyecto “Construcción de un Combo Teórico sobre Cohesión Social en América Latina y el Caribe" (Web)
PNUD, AECID
October 14-15th - Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Presentation by María Antonia Bravo


Extreme Events: Building Climate Resilient Societies (Web)
Herrenhausen Conference, organized by the Volkswagen Foundation
October 9-11th - Hanover, Germany
Keynote by Emmanuel Letouzé 
(watch video)

 
Trainings
Capacitaciones
Big Data for Social Good Training: Accelerating uptake of Big Data (Read more)
GSMA
November 27-28 - Bogotá, Colombia
Presentation by Valentina Casabuenas


Taller "Web data collection and analysis: Web scraping and API's interaction" (Read more)
Data-Pop Alliance & IBGE
November 25-27th - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Taller "Big Data, desarrollo sostenible y cambio climático" (Read more)
Data-Pop Alliance & GIZ
November 25-26th - Bogota, Colombia


Taller "Big Data, Economía Digital y Administración Pública" (Read more)
Data-Pop Alliance, iNNpulsa Colombia & Departamento Nacional de Planeación
October 21-23, Bogota, Colombia


Workshop "Data Literacy for the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America" (Read more)
Data-Pop Alliance & The University of Manchester
October 16th, 2019 - Manchester, UK
Upcoming events
Próximos eventos
Artificial Intelligence Latin American  Summit (Read more)
MIT Media Lab
January 21-23, 2020
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Ongoing & Upcoming Projects
Proyectos en desarrollo y en puerta
We are working on projects and collaborations with different organizations, including:
  • DataMex with OXFAM México: This research initiative is leveraging new data sources to produce insights on inequality in Mexico that can be turned into concrete policy-actions. Read more here.
  • Partnership with RutaN Medellín and the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4RI): We are exploring the development of a number of strategic projects such as a Data Challenge, and a joint research and public policy projects. Read more here
  • Ciudata Segura with the IDB in partnership with Colombia's national police: The project seeks to understand and address crime dynamics in six Colombian cities. Read more here.
  • Research pilot with UN ESCWA: The objective is to assess the value of accessing and analyzing multiple data sources to shed light on the living conditions and interactions of Syrian refugees and local communities in Lebanon. Read more here.
  • Research pilot with MIT Sloan Latin America Office and ProsperIA: The objective of this project is to identify poverty hotspots in Brazil using satellite images and machine learning.
  • Partnership with Ant Forest: This project focuses on analyzing citizens' actions towards carbon reduction and green innovations for climate change.
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