Data for Peace Discovery Day

Join NYU CIC & DataKind for a multi-part event designed to engage and inspire social impact organizations on how cutting-edge data science, machine learning, and other technical interventions could advance their work, address pain points, and surface insights into the ecosystems in which they operate. This three-hour event is an opportunity to have 1-to-1 consulting services with expert data scientists and begin developing an impactful data science project for your organization.

Friday, October 22, 2021

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)

Meet one-on-one with top data scientists and harness data & AI to advance your work


Discovery Day Goals:

  1. Generate project ideas for your organization
  2. Learn about how data science can advance your organization’s mission and to help determine key insights to inform sector-wide data recommendations.

Discovery Day Outcomes:

  • Participants will walk away with concrete ideas of how data science can fuel their work and mission
  • DataKind will generate a post-event report for each participating organization with the project ideas and deliver a list of future opportunities with recommended next steps.
  • Up to three organizations will selected to receive further capacity-building support from NYU CIC.

Application Eligibility:

  • Mission-driven organizations (Priority will be given to organizations working in the Global South, or have partners in the Global South)
  • In the peacebuilding and conflict prevention field (includes peacekeeping, peacemaking, mediation, conflict resolution, human rights protection, civilian protection, violence prevention, etc)
  • Has clearly defined success criteria for your organization
  • Has clearly articulated theory of change / way of making an impact on the world
  • Has available data or knowledge of where the organization can obtain data (either held by their organization or from public sources)

Discovery Day is organized in partnership with DataKind, a global nonprofit that brings together top data scientists with leading social change organizations to collaborate on cutting-edge analytics & advanced algorithms to maximize social impact.

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