Humanitarians work with local communities around the world to address many challenges. With the data revolution growing in our sector, how can we build data literacy? Why is this important? What are some examples of the impact or the potential issues?

Education by Tuktuk Design (Noun Project)

Join the Data Literacy Conversation:
Date:  Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 15:00 CEST/ 13:00 UTC – 16:00 CEST / 14:00 UTC
Location: Skype Broadcast (Webinar link)*
Duration: 1 hour. Questions/Comments welcome.

 

Our special guests will share their knowledge on data-driven innovation and data literacy:

Panthea Lee and Laura Freschi, Reboot. Reboot is a social impact firm dedicated to inclusive development and accountable governance. Ms. Lee’s article reflecting on “data for programs” and “data for reporting” has provoked many conversations on our data literacy journey.
Dirk Slater, Fabriders. Fabriders is a consultancy which focuses on improving the effectiveness of social change efforts through: utilising data and technologies, facilitation of participatory events, and developing strong organisations and networks. Mr. Slater and colleagues conducted data literacy research for the School of Data. He will share some practical lessons on implementing data programs.
Nnenna Nwakanma and Ana Brandusescu, World Wide Web Foundation. The Web Foundation blends powerful advocacy, cutting-edge research, and practical innovation to build a better web for all. IFRC’s data literacy program is intrinsically tied to digital literacy and digital access. The Web Foundation team is embarking on how to build and measure data literacy with multi-stakeholder groups.

Note: This conversation takes place live online with Skype Broadcast. The session will also be recorded for future viewing.

(Graphic source: TukTuk Designs from Noun Project)