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Una alianza global que aborda nuevas estrategias en el uso de datos para desafíos de desarrollo alrededor del mundo.

    D4D.net es una alianza de investigación global que fortalece la cooperación entre socios miembros de la red. Desarrolla y mobiliza el conocimiento necesario para avanzar el uso responsable de datos para abordar desafíos de desarrollo alrededor del Sur Global

    La agenda global de D4D está avanzando a una nueva fase. La expansión en el campo de la ciencia de datos puede liderar un incremento en las habilidades de las organizaciones en todos los sectores. La inteligencia artificial en particular, potenciada por los datos, está generando nuevas innovaciones y cambio social transformativo, de maneras positivas y negativas.

Inicia con una premisa simple - El uso responsable de los datos puede ayudarnos a alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS), comprender el impacto de la crisis por COVID, o identificar areas clave prioritarias para el desarrollo que puede ser abordado en el futuro. Sin embargo, necesitamos saber más, compartir lo que sabemos, y estar dispuestos a trabajar juntos por el bien común.

    D4D.net fue lanzada en 2021 como una iniciativa del Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo Internacional (IDRC)(abre en una nueva pestaña) y está alojado en Research ICT Africa(abre en una nueva pestaña) y ILDA(abre en una nueva pestaña). Construye sobre las actividades de socios de la red alrededor del Sur Global, interesados en fortalecer la colaboración en datos abiertos, IA responsable, big data, derechos de privacidad, propiedad intelectual, ciberseguridad, vigilancia en lína, centros de estadística, etc.

    Los recursos disponibles en el sitio representan un esfuerzo colectivo para abordar vacíos en el conocimiento global alrededor del uso de los datos para atender desafíos de desarrollo y el avance democrático, y a su vez, atiende preocupaciones éticas y sociales relacionados al mal uso de los datos.

    En esta fase inicial, los objetivos de D4D.net son:

    • Acelerar investigación

      Atender una agenda acelerada de investigación que aborda vacíos críticos en la evidencia necesaria para apoyar la toma de decisiones a nivel local, nacional y global, relacionada a los datos para estrategias de desarrollo.

    • Catalizar acciones

      Compartir conocimiento sobre el uso innovador de los datos en áreas prioritarias de desarrollo, tales como equidad de género, salud, cambio climático, educación, seguridad alimentaria, y mucho más.

    • Dar forma a la agenda

      Apoyar a organizaciones basadas en el Sur Global para crear respuestas globales responsables para los desafíos de desarrollo, al traer al frente lecciones del uso de datos, construcción de capacidades y colaboración comunitaria.

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Equipo de D4D.net

Fiona Chawana

Fiona is a communications researcher and consultant with a Masters in Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her primary interest is in research and policy development related to the use of data for the public good.

Muchiri Nyaggah

Muchiri’s work for D4D.net focuses on empowering policy actors by strengthening collaboration and dialogue around the critical issues affecting the use of data to improve development outcomes. Muchiri also serves as the Executive Director at the Local Development Research Institute.

Ana Sofia Ruiz Schmidt

Ana Sofia has a Degree in Psychology from the University of Costa Rica and a master’s degree in sustainable development from the University of Girona, Spain. She has worked at the Omar Dengo Foundation, Hivos, and ILDA on projects related to the use of data and technology for social change and development in Latin America.

Fabrizio Scrollini

Fabrizio has worked with governments and civil society at international and regional level on transparency, open data projects and public sector reform. He holds a PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also the Executive Director of ILDA and co-founded Abrelatam and Condatos.

Stephen Walker

Stephen led open government and open data activities for the Government of Canada and has been directly involved in multiple international initiatives to advance the use of data for development. Steve has also worked with Open Data for Development (OD4D) and was senior editor of the State of Open Data.

Equipo del Indice en Inteligencia Artificial Responsable

Rachel Adams

Dr Rachel Adams is principal researcher at Research ICT Africa, where she directs the AI4D Africa Just AI Project and the AI4D African Observatory on Responsible AI. Rachel is an Associate Fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, Editor of the South African Journal on Human Rights, and a member of the UNESCO Expert Group on the Implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on AI in Ethics.

Teki Akuetteh

Teki is an ICT/Telecom Lawyer, a Privacy/Data Protection Consultant, and Senior Partner at a law firm based in Accra, Ghana. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Digital Rights Hub, a member of the UN Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group, and a non-resident fellow of the Center for Global Development. Teki holds an LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Political Science from the University of Ghana.

Urvashi Aneja

Urvashi is the founding director of Digital Futures Lab, a multidisciplinary research network based out of Goa, India, that examines the complex interactions between technology and society in the global south. She is also a Fellow at Chatham House and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Prior to this, she founded Tandem Research and was an Associate Professor at the OP Jindal Global University. Urvashi has a PhD in Politics and International Affairs from the University of Oxford.

Silvana Fumega

Silvana is the GDB Project Director as well as the Research and Policy Director of ILDA. She holds a PhD from University of Tasmania, Australia, a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and a degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). She has served as a consultant for several international organizations, governments and civil society groups. In the past few years she has focused her work on the intersection of data and inclusion.

Nicolás Grossman

Nicolás is a sociologist and journalist specialising in Data and GIS. In addition to writing widely, he founded Socios.red in 2018. He is concluding his Master’s studies in International Political Sociology at the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), where he focuses on the challenges and risks of big data and AI from the perspective of less developed countries.

Leonida Mutuku

Leo is a director and research lead at the Local Development Research Institute, a Nairobi-based think-tank whose work contributes to the efforts of African governments to end poverty, hunger, and reduce inequalities. She offers strategic advice and conducts research on how AI and data innovations can be harnessed to achieve sustainable development.

Nokuthula Olorunju

Nokuthula Olorunju is an attorney and researcher who holds an LLB and LLM with a focus on Cyberlaw/Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Law. She has written on issues of gender equality, human rights, AI, the judiciary, and is currently pursuing a PhD in the field of human rights and artificial intelligence.

Kelly Stone

Kelly is a Policy Development and Research Advisor based in Cape Town, South Africa. She holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Philosophy, and has been working to advance the social, political, and technical capacities of persons across the Global South since 2006.

Zara Schroeder

Zara has a wide background in supporting non-governmental organisations in South Africa with enhancing the visibility and impact of their work. Zara has a Masters in Public Sociology and Anthropology. Zara also has experience in Communications working at Sonke Gender Justice. During her time at Sonke, Zara was involved in the development of a campaign aimed at combatting gender-based violence. Her interests lie at the intersection of gender, equality, ethics and accessibility to AI.

Red de Organizaciones D4D

El Centro de Investigación de Datos para el Desarrollo trabaja con organizaciones regionales alrededor del Sur Global para avanzar la investigación y el desarrollo de políticas y prácticas alrededor del uso responsable de datos para atender desafíos críticos de desarrollo, tanto a nivel global como local.

Miembros de la Red D4D

Caribbean Open Institute - COI

Jamaica

COI promotes open development approaches to inclusion, participation, and innovation within the Caribbean using data as the catalyst.

Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law - CIPIT

Kenya

CIPIT seeks to study, create, and share knowledge on the development of intellectual property and information technology, especially as they contribute to African Law and Human Rights.

Centro Latam Digital

Mexico

Centro Latam generates knowledge, strengthens technical capacities, and promotes dialogue on access to and adoption of information and communication technologies for development in Latin America.

CAFDO

Burkina Faso

CAFDO works to strengthen the use of open data in Francophone Africa to improve policies and citizen engagement, and to drive innovation.

Data for Development Asia Hub

Malaysia, Myanmar

D4DAsia works to improve the availability and impact of open data in Southeast Asia through research and strategic coordination of regional collaboration initiatives.

Derechos Digitales

Chile

Derechos Digitales’ objective is the development, defence, and promotion of human rights in the digital environment.

ILDA

Uruguay

ILDA promotes inclusive development, public and social innovation, and open knowledge through the use of data and the participation of the communities across Latin America.

Learning Initiatives on Reforms for Network Economies Asia - LIRNEAsia

Sri Lanka

LIRNEAsia seeks to catalyse policies in the Asia Pacific region that improve people’s lives by facilitating their use of knowledge, information, and technology.

Local Development Research Institute - LDRI

Kenya

LDRI seeks to influence public policy in favour of strengthening human capital development and mobilising domestic financing for better development outcomes.

Middle East and North Africa Data Network - MENAdata

Palestine, Egypt

MENAdata aims to aims to strengthen research and advocacy around the use of data to address long-lasting development challenge.

Research ICT Africa - RIA

South Africa

RIA works to accelerate economic inclusion and social justice in Africa by undertaking rigorous research to inform digital policy and data governance.