About this event
This information session will allow interested academic institutes to ask questions about the Academic Hub to Anchor India Data Capacity Accelerator Request For Proposal (RFP). data.org’s Priyank Hirani, Associate Director of the Capacity Accelerator Network (CAN), will host this hour-long webinar and address questions to benefit all applicants. Academic institutes can ask questions live during the session or send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before December 7, 2022.
About the India Data Capacity Accelerator
Data for social impact is a growing field in India with limited academic courses, training, or leadership development programs available. To transform the social impact sector and enable it to benefit from the data revolution, there is a strong need to address how we educate, train, and upskill the next generation of talent. The India Data Capacity Accelerator will catalyze the application of data to address systemic challenges at the intersection of climate and health. This accelerator is expected to produce a cohort of 150-200 data professionals with interdisciplinary subject-matter expertise in climate and health data over two years with a key focus on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) and intersectionality. Adjacent to each accelerator, 20-30 social impact or public sector organizations working with climate and health data will be supported to enhance their data science capabilities, including through some students from the cohort being placed with fellowship positions in these organizations upon graduation through projects curated by our partner, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab South Asia (JPAL-SA). JPAL-SA would also work closely with the academic partner(s) to create internship opportunities for some students during their academic training.
Through this RFP, we seek an academic partner(s) that can design and anchor the training components of the Data Capacity Accelerator and work closely with JPAL-SA in ensuring the overall success of the program in India.
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Associate Director, Capacity Accelerator Network (CAN)
Priyank Hirani is the Associate Director for the Capacity Accelerator Network (CAN) at data.org, where he strategizes and implements initiatives to democratize data skills and enable social impact organizations to be data-driven.