The amount of data being produced is greater than ever before. Understanding and unlocking this immense amount of data can play a critical role in improving the lives of people all around the world.
This underscores why the Digital Public Goods Alliance is excited to announce that data.org will be joining as a member to help promote digital public goods for a more equitable world. data.org helps enable the true potential of data science – believing that doing so can help tackle society’s greatest challenges, particularly for building inclusive societies, climate change adaptation, and pandemic response.
We share a vision and belief in the power of convening global stakeholders across philanthropy, private sector technology, government agencies, academia, and social impact to deliver on the goal of closing the data gap and creating a more equitable world. Below is a snapshot of their work related to digital public goods that will help contribute significantly to advancing open source solutions and be mapped in the DPG Roadmap.
data.org supports the investment and scaling of projects that can become digital public goods. Epiverse, an initiative of data.org, designs and builds open software tools for epidemic preparedness and response. By investing directly in academic institutions and government agencies, this work will help develop tools that can become digital public goods and contribute to epidemic analysis and preparedness, which can inform policymakers and technologists.
data.org also spearheads complementary work that can help increase the impact of digital public goods for organisations and governments developing and deploying them. The Data Maturity Self Assessment and Data Resource Library are both tools available to help leverage data to make greater social impact. Their self-assessment tool can be used to better understand their current capacity and use of data while also helping to identify goals for advancements. The library is a curation of high-quality open content available to better leverage data science.
We look forward to working with data.org as they help to shape the impact that data science makes in digital transformation. To read more about data.org’s membership and its commitment to advancing digital public goods, read more here.
data.org is committed to democratising data for good. Founded by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, data.org is a platform for partnerships, and works with organisations all over the world to increase the use of data science to tackle society’s most pressing challenges and improve the lives of millions of people. For more information, visit data.org and follow us on Twitter @datadotorg.
Epiverse is a global collaborative led by data.org developing distributed data analysis tools as a transformative public good. Through its partner network of interdisciplinary experts, Epiverse is co-creating a trustworthy, open-source software ecosystem to power pandemic preparedness and, in the future, address a broad range of health and social challenges.
About The Digital Public Goods Alliance
The Digital Public Goods Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative with a mission to accelerate the attainment of the sustainable development goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of, and investment in digital public goods. Member organisations that participate in the annual roadmap work collaboratively, transparently monitoring activities, and share updates. Follow the DPGA on Twitter.
data.org: Emma Marty firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Public Goods Alliance: Jameson Voisin email@example.com
Learn more about the work of DPGA members by visiting the DPG Roadmap.