Rapid urbanisation is one of the most pressing and complex challenges for low-and-middle income countries (LMICs), and will be, for decades to come. Many cities in LMICs are witnessing the quick expansion of urban peripheries which are highlighting existing issues of exclusion from key urban utility services, including water, sanitation, energy and transport. How can data-sharing partnerships between the public and private sector bridge this gap to manage urban development, and even foster innovation?
In the British board game Jenga, each player pulls a wooden block from a tower and places it on top, trying to maintain the spire’s integrity while building it ever higher. But if a player pulls out one key piece that was dependent on others for stability, the whole tower comes tumbling down.
Join the GSMA and data.org for a conversation discussing new insights and practical case studies from the new report, ‘Innovative Data for Urban Planning: The Opportunities and Challenges of Public-Private Data Partnerships’. In this session, George Kibala Bauer, Senior Advocacy and Insights Manager at the GSMA, and Christophe Bocquet, Senior Project Manager at Dalberg Data Insights will share and explore their findings and relevant, practical guidance gleaned from seven case studies of innovative mobile data use for urban planning. data.org Chief Marketing Officer, Perry Hewitt, will then lead a discussion on the implications of the report’s findings with a panel of public and private sector experts.
George Kibala Bauer is Senior Advocacy and Insights Manager in the Digital Utilities programme, which supports urban resilience in low- and middle-income countries by enabling access to essential utility services through digital solutions.
At Dalberg Data Insights (DDI), Christophe Bocquet is a Senior Project Manager based out of Nairobi. He has acquired hands-on expertise in designing, developing and deploying digital and data-driven solutions.