In June 2022, data.org, in partnership with the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation and Dalberg, released Workforce Wanted, a data talent for social impact report. This first-of-its-kind report on global data talent in the social sector explored systemic challenges, highlighted immediate opportunities, and identified pathways forward in building the data for good sector.
The key finding from Workforce Wanted? We have the unprecedented opportunity to cultivate 3.5 million data for social impact professionals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) over the next ten years.
Now, one year later, data.org brings together the voices of those who have been key in building the field of data for social impact through data.org’s Capacity Accelerator Network. Moderated by data.org’s Chief Data and Technology Officer, Uyi Stewart, Ph.D., our Workforce Wanted: One Year of Growing Global Data Talent panel dives deeper into the steps taken since the Workforce Wanted report’s debut, lessons learned one year into growing the data for social good sector, and what challenges and opportunities year two presents.
Senior Program Manager, Data4Now
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD)
Linet Kwamboka is a leading practitioner in data policy and sustainable development.
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.
Director of Digital Learning
Ronda Železný-Green, Ph.D. is the Director of Digital Learning for data.org. She is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) changemaker creating systems to empower Black people, women, people with disabilities, and other marginalized populations in the technology and education sectors.
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-Delhi)
Dr. Tavpritesh Sethi is a physician-scientist and Associate Professor of Computational Biology at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, India, and a fellow of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Chief Data and Technology Officer
Dr. Uyi Stewart is the Chief Data and Technology at data.org. Uyi provides senior technical leadership in all aspects of data.org’s work, with a particular focus on our programmatic initiatives which today include the Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, the Capacity Accelerator Network, and Epiverse.