Capacity Accelerator Network (CAN)

The Capacity Accelerator Network is building a workforce of purpose-driven data practitioners worldwide and enabling social impact organizations to unlock the power of data to meet their missions.



For the social sector to benefit from today’s data revolution, we need both more data talent and more data capacity within organizations. Starting with a global agenda setting exercise, and with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, we commit to training one-million purpose-driven data practitioners by 2032. At the same time, we also commit to helping social impact organizations build their infrastructure, operations, strategy and culture. We are excited to build community, share resources, offer trainings, and aggregate market insights through the Capacity Accelerator Network.

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In developing diverse data-driven talent, leadership, infrastructure, strategy, and culture, I look forward to empowering social impact organizations to leverage 21st century skills to unlock the power of data to achieve their missions.

Ronda-Zelezny-Green Ronda Železný-Green, Ph.D. Director of Digital Learning


Workforce Wanted: Data Talent for Social Impact

Workforce Wanted: Data Talent for Social Impact is a first-of-its-kind report on global data talent in the social sector. Confronting systemic challenges and highlighting both immediate and big-picture opportunities, this report delivers the current landscape and reveals four pathways forward for building purpose-driven data professionals.

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