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DataKind 2023 Year in Review

In the 11 years since DataKind’s founding, we have been tackling the world’s biggest challenges with AI. In 2023, thanks to new and continuing support from our funding partners, DataKind was able to build up our data science and research teams, including new positions for product owners and a director of research, enabling us to […]

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Assessing Climate Risk with Data Science: DataKind Offers New Insights for Local and Global Mitigation

In September, DataKind held a three-day virtual DataDive® event in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Hundreds of volunteer data scientists dug into data to develop with innovative solutions to some of the complex, intractable issues identified by the IMF. These included a common problem for global advising institutions: missing and inconsistent data on

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Inclusive Innovation Community-Building in Central Florida

Aligning the region’s fragmented social sector ecosystem around data by “breaking down silos” and “connecting the final dots”. On a recent Friday evening, Mark Brewer and Jacques Fu joined State Representative Anna V. Eskamani to kick off DataKind’s weekend-long, high-energy hackathon devoted to building innovative digital tools that accelerate cross-sector impact. Joining them were 65 data

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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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Using Satellite Imagery to Generate Awareness and Funds for Refugees

At a 2017 DataDive presented by USA for UNHCR, #GivingTuesday and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a team of DataKind volunteers led by Evelyn Lang, Ravin Pierre, and Friederike Schüür worked alongside Rita Ko and Franck Mujyanama of USA for UNHCR to see how emerging technologies like data science and newly available data sources might be leveraged to help the organization raise awareness and showcase the refugee experience to inspire more donors to give.

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