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Data for Development: The Road Ahead

This report is the result of the Data, Artificial Intelligence and Society workshop that took place in Montevideo, Uruguay in March 2020 and was co-hosted by ILDA and IDRC. The workshop brought together a diverse group of experts to discuss the current state of the data-for-development field. A number of participants who were unable to travel joined by videoconference. This report presents a synthesis of the main points articulated in the group discussions of the workshop sessions. Where possible, the report provides a set of questions, issues, and cases which the group agreed would be important to raise or highlight in the future. The workshop also employed a scenario-building methodology to engage the participants in a discussion of how the field may evolve. The report offers reflections on the way forward in terms of research questions and actions that like-minded research or activist organizations could tackle to engage with the emerging new landscape of data for development. Finally, the group used a visual design methodology to capture the main points of the debate6 as well as to facilitate the scenario building exercise.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
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  • English
  • Access to information
  • Aid and development
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  • Global
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IDRC coordination: Fernando Perini and Katie Clancy This report is the outcome of the collective input of the following colleagues who attended or participated our workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay: Report coordination: Fabrizio Scrollini Report authorship: Fabrizio Scrollini, Katie Clancy, Silvana Fumega and Ana Sofia Ruiz Research support: Maria Esther Cervantes Workshop facilitation: Fabrizio Scrollini, Silvana Fumega, Katie Clancy, Fernando Perini and Juan Belbis Visual Facilitation: Sofia Donner

Co-author (individual) Fabrizio Scrollini, Katie Clancy, Silvana Fumega and Ana Sofia Ruiz
Publication place Montevideo, Uruguay
Publisher ILDA and IDRC
Publication date 2020
Pagination 43
Keywords Digital data,AI,data governance,Innovation,Internet of Things
Date uploaded September 18, 2020, 08:46 (UTC)
Date modified September 18, 2020, 08:48 (UTC)