Taking Stock Of Two Years Of The Data Fellows Programme

The Centre’s Data Fellows Programme serves as a critical vehicle for exploring new ways to increase the use and impact of data in the humanitarian sector. In its first two years, the programme has enabled the design of a new workstream on predictive analytics, created innovative approaches to data storytelling, and generated new features for the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Here, we summarize the work of the eight Fellows, take stock of achievements and reflect on lessons learned.

The Data Fellows Programme was launched in 2018 with the goal of exposing the Centre and its partners to new areas of technical expertise related to humanitarian data. Our inaugural class of Fellows focused on data science, data storytelling, predictive analytics, and user experience research. In 2019, we continued the focus on data science and predictive analytics, and introduced the new areas for business strategy and statistics.

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