Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Support Of A Project To Develop An Executive-level Big Data For Development Course

Overview
This grant to the MIT Media Lab and its Data-Pop Alliance initiative will support the development and delivery of a knowledge and capacity building program on big data and development for professionals involved in development work and policymaking in the Global South. A series of training and training of trainer workshops will be co-developed and co-delivered with partners in Colombia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Senegal. The grant will also support the development of an online library of key resources and materials on big data, including a toolkit to support the training.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Election Data and Science Lab  
The MIT Election Data and Science Lab advances and disseminates scientific knowledge about the conduct of elections, primarily in the United States but with attention to the rest of the world. By addressing the multiple audiences of academic researchers, the general public, and practitioners, it serves a unique role among individuals and institutions dedicated to improving the conduct of American elections and supports a growing network of election science research centers across the U.S.
for support of the Worker Empowerment Research Network  
The Worker Empowerment Research Network at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a diverse interdisciplinary network of labor market researchers, created to study worker efforts to achieve greater voice and representation at work, focusing especially on efforts pursued by workers of color, women, immigrants, and others who have faced exclusion, discrimination, or marginalization. The network will provide up-to-date information on the types, number, and impacts of organizing efforts to the public, policymakers, labor and workforce advocates, business leaders, and other groups in civil society who share an interest in rebuilding worker voice and well-being; ensuring stronger long-term economic outcomes; and fostering equitable, inclusive, and productive businesses and employment relationships.

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