EmpoderaData, from the Spanish word empoderar for “to empower”, builds upon the success of the Q-Step program. Q-Step, for “Quantitative Step-change”, was developed as a strategic response to the shortage of quantitatively-skilled social science graduates in the United Kingdom. The University of Manchester (UoM) is one of 15 centres that took part in a £19.5 million program designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training. One of the core pillars of the UoM Q-Step Centre was to train undergraduates to do data analysis by enabling them to practice their data skills in the workplace.
In this free workshop the University of Manchester (UoM) together with Data-Pop Alliance (DPA) will expand upon the project findings, exploring this model in the Global South through the “EmpoderaData Project”. Three pilot countries - Brasil, Colombia and Mexico, were included. The project aims to promote a virtuous cycle of social transformation by fostering data literacy skills applied to addressing our society’s most pressing issues through the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
11.30 Arrival of participants and registration; coffee
12:00 Welcome and Introductions:
Professor Jackie Carter, Professor of Statistical Literacy, University of Manchester
Professor Stephen Flint, Associate Vice-President for Internationalisation, University of Manchester
Professor Dimitris Papadimitriou, School of Social Science Director for Social Responsibility, University of Manchester
12:30 EmpoderaData: overview and findings from Phase 1
Julie Ricard, Deputy Director, Data-Pop Alliance
Dr Vanessa Higgins, University of Manchester
Valentina Casasbuenas, Data-Pop Alliance
14:30 EmpoderaData Phase 2 Workshop: discuss ideas for future work, identify partners and funding opportunities
16.30 End of workshop
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