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DataKind + Gavi Report: Leveraging AI and data science for equitable and efficient vaccine coverage

DataKind and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) released a report on leveraging AI and data science to enhance vaccine coverage and address access disparities, which persist despite global advancements in vaccine technology and distribution. The outcome of an almost year-long partnership with Gavi, and funded by Wellcome, the report provides a comprehensive look into the […]

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BanhJi Case Study: Developing a Financial Performance Score to Empower Cambodian Farmers

In low and middle-income countries, savings groups play a crucial role in fostering financial inclusion and empowerment, especially among rural communities. These self-managed financial systems provide farmers with access to savings, credit, and financial literacy. However, challenges such as over-indebtedness and limited access to formal financial services persist, hindering the economic well-being of farmers.  Recognizing

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Unveiling the Harvest’s Potential: AI Empowers Coffee Farmers, Improves Coffee Quality 

By DataKind San Francisco DataKind San Francisco partnered with TechnoServe and students from Carnegie Mellon University – Africa on a groundbreaking solution – an AI-powered coffee cherry quality assessment. The app acts as a personal AI assistant for farmers, guiding them towards higher incomes and better quality coffee, building a more equitable and sustainable coffee

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DataKind’s 2024 Global Volunteer Summit: Supporting our strong and diverse community, united by data science

In January, DataKind held our annual Global Volunteer Summit, a virtual gathering offered to DataKind volunteers around the world to connect with DataKind staff, hear from leadership, and celebrate their contribution to AI for social impact. This year, more than 100 volunteers from 20 countries attended the event live, and thousands more have viewed and

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DataKind’s Humanitarian Insights Data Platform: New Code-Based Solutions & A Call to Action

Each year, more people are experiencing humanitarian crises. According to UN-OCHA’s Global Humanitarian Overview for 2023, nearly 350 million people around the world are currently in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, a figure that’s 30 percent higher than in 2022. These are driven by global mega-trends, such as increases in forced displacement, conflict, political

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ratri Maria

Meet Ratri! She’s the founder of ChangeMakr Asia and DataKind Singapore Chapter Leader. Originally from Indonesia, Ratri has been living in Singapore for 15 years, and her day job is in social impact, sustainability, and tech. Her organization works with groups to help them measure their progress toward the SDGs (UN Sustainable Development Goals) with

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DataKind Announces New Support from Google.org to Improve Economic Opportunity Using Data Science

With support from Google.org, DataKind will develop and scale four curated AI tools targeting higher education graduation rates, access to support services and benefits, and business financing. DataKind is thrilled to announce new support from Google.org that will enable the development and scaling of DataKind’s most impactful AI tools and products that address economic challenges

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Tackling Big Questions on Climate and Gender: DataKind Partners with International Monetary Fund on Virtual DataDive Event

What types of structures within our built environment are most exposed to climate risks? How can we identify them and measure their financial and economic values? Where and which types of structures need to be made energy-efficient to mitigate climate change? And what are the distributional impacts of tax policies and price changes on women

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Save the Children, DataKind, and Microsoft Partner for New Phase of Leveraging Data to Improve Humanitarian Response

Our collaboration with DataKind validated our vision, gave us a tool to field test, and generated momentum toward a data-first future. Because of our work with DataKind, we’re investing in developing the next iteration of this solution. – John Zoltner, Sr Advisor, Technology for Development and Innovation, Save the Children …

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