Developing Data? Markets and Politics in a Digital Age

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Social and Political Science

Abstract

Digital data has become hugely valuable. The proliferation of mobile phones, digital financial services, and social media are transforming markets and politics in Africa, providing opportunities for new jobs and enterprises, as well as improved government services. However, there are considerable risks and impediments, including a lack of digital capacity, the spectres of surveillance and misinformation, and the deteriorating quality of work-life balance. Whether African firms, states, and populations can harness data for their own developmental purposes, and to what effect, requires collaborative engagement across sectors and countries.

This project will create a network comprised of academics, industry, civil society, and policymakers in order to analyse the transformations which are taking place as a result of digital data. The network will focus on two main themes - developing data markets and data politics - to capture the wide-ranging opportunities and challenges present in Africa. The network will also consider the regulation of data and the digital skills ecosystem, two areas that cut across both themes. It will focus on three countries - Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda - during the first phase of the project, with a plan to expand continent-wide if funded for the second phase.

The network will promote knowledge exchange, capacity building, and future research collaborations between members. These activities will be particularly prominent at the network's two workshops, which will be organised with our partner organisations in East Africa. The first, covering the theme of Developing Data Markets, will be hosted by the Centre for Intellectual Property & Information Technology at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. We will examine how digital data is furthering the creation of new sorts of businesses and what challenges come from the capture and sale of personal data. It will involve the participation of UK industry and, among other activities, will create opportunities for market exploration and skills transfer. The second will be run by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East & Southern Africa (CIPESA) in Kampala, Uganda and will focus on the theme of "Governing (with) Data". It will focus on the use of digital data by government, political parties, and civil society, as well as questions about emerging regulatory structures.

During both events, attendees will work to identify gaps in knowledge and to create a future research agenda. Other network activities will include creating a video series, which will involve interviews with a range of experts on digital data in East Africa and project members explaining basic concepts relating to data, to help make the field more accessible. In preparation for each workshop, the network will create a landscape analysis that will map what is known and what opportunities exist for new research and innovation. The project will manage a website and publish articles in East African online publications, in order to circulate knowledge about recent data-related developments.

The project has also set aside specific time for writing a proposal for phase two of the DIDA call, with the aim of using 2020 to build the basis for a transformative project on digital data across Africa.

Planned Impact

This project has been designed to directly benefit the work of (1) industry in East Africa and the UK and (2) civil society and regulators that are concerned with the mitigation of risks associated with digital data.

Through the network, businesses will be able to share valuable knowledge and connections in order to foster growth and create new opportunities. This process will include exposure to the latest academic research on digital data in East Africa. The project's first workshop, on Developing Digital Data, at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, will prove particularly useful to this group. It will be attended by representatives of UK industry, especially the Edinburgh-based Data-Driven Innovation Initiative, which brings the potential for skills transfer and new partnerships. Members of this group will also benefit from the video series, which will include interviews with people working in the data industry. Our network's Advisory Board includes representatives from East Africa's start-up scene, as well as multinational technology and financial firms, whose influence on our activities will expand the impact. Our focus on mentoring and the informal networking in the project will connect junior technologists and entrepreneurs with seasoned professionals who can provide guidance, new opportunities, and partnerships.

Civil society and regulators concerned with the use of digital data and its governance will also benefit from this project. In a fast-moving topic such as digital data -- where technical innovations and regulatory changes occur rapidly -- forums for the sharing of information are especially important. This network will incorporate civil society organisations that focus on the negative effects of using and regulating data, and other groups with similar concerns, such as ICT regulators, electoral management bodies, election observers, and political parties, and allow them to share contacts, information, and strategies. They will be particularly interested in the workshop on how data remakes states, citizens, and elections, to be hosted by CIPESA in Kampala, Uganda. Across East Africa, governments are moving to manage the transformations brought about by data, introducing new laws such as Uganda's social media tax, Kenya's new data protection law, and Tanzania's electronic communications regulations. These rules have been met with mixed views, and our network will provide space to discuss models for regulation that can further the aspirations for digital data to provide sustainable development to the region. Given that there are a similar set of challenges in each of these countries, this will facilitate significant South-South capacity building and help to establish cross-border communication between the organisations. The landscape analyses created to guide the workshops will provide a state-of-the-art assessment of what work is being done and what opportunities for new research and innovation are available. By working to strengthen groups that aim to mitigate some of the negative impacts of data use in East Africa, the project can ultimately result in benefits for those citizens who are currently being affected by these issues.

Publications

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Kevin Donovan (2020) Colonising the Future

 
Title Animation: Data Rights in East Africa and Beyond 
Description Animated short film on data rights 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Still determining 
 
Title Animation: Micro-targeting and Elections 
Description Animated film on micro-targeting and elections 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Still determining 
 
Title Biometrics (Kenya) Video 
Description A video made by network member Mercy Mutemi and her firm MS Law, which explains the legal situation with regards to biometrics in Kenya. It was one of a series of 4 videos that were promoted on Kenyan social media, which gained an average of 5,000 views, and solicited contributions to a government process of consultation run by Kenya's Office of Data Protection. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The series of four videos led to a total of 118 contributions to a government process of consultation run by Kenya's Office of Data Protection. 
URL https://www.developingdata.org/developing-data-videos/
 
Title Digital Lenders (Kenya) Video 
Description A video made by network member Mercy Mutemi and her firm MS Law, which explains the legal situation with regards to digital lending in Kenya. It was one of a series of 4 videos that were promoted on Kenyan social media, which gained an average of 5,000 views, and solicited contributions to a government process of consultation run by Kenya's Office of Data Protection. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The series of four videos led to a total of 118 contributions to a government process of consultation run by Kenya's Office of Data Protection. 
URL https://www.developingdata.org/developing-data-videos/
 
Title Direct Marketing (Kenya) Video 
Description A video made by network member Mercy Mutemi and her firm MS Law, which explains the legal situation with regards to direct online marketing in Kenya. It was one of a series of 4 videos that were promoted on Kenyan social media, which gained an average of 5,000 views, and solicited contributions to a government process of consultation run by Kenya's Office of Data Protection. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The series of four videos led to a total of 118 contributions to a government process of consultation run by Kenya's Office of Data Protection. 
URL https://www.developingdata.org/developing-data-videos/
 
Title Personal Information (Kenya) Video 
Description A video made by network member Mercy Mutemi and her firm MS Law, which explains the legal situation with regards to online personal information in Kenya. It was one of a series of 4 videos that were promoted on Kenyan social media, which gained an average of 5,000 views, and solicited contributions to a government process of consultation run by Kenya's Office of Data Protection. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The series of four videos led to a total of 118 contributions to a government process of consultation run by Kenya's Office of Data Protection. 
URL https://www.developingdata.org/developing-data-videos/
 
Title Right to Privacy in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania Animation 
Description This animated video explains the privacy laws in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, with a particular emphasis on the digital sphere. It was wrtten and narrated by network member Mercy Mutemi. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact This video was widely shared on social media in East Africa. It informs viewers for their rights relating to privacy. 
URL http://www.developingdata.org/right-to-privacy-in-kenya-uganda-and-tanzania-animation/
 
Description The Developing Data project created a network comprised of academics, industry, civil society, and policymakers - with significant gender and geographical diversity among the people who are involved in it - in order to analyse the transformations which are taking place as a result of digital data. The network focused on two main themes - developing data markets and data politics - to capture the wide-ranging opportunities and challenges present in Africa. It also considered the regulation of data and the digital skills ecosystem, two areas that cut across both themes. It predominantly focused on three countries - Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda - with some continent-wide insights also being brought in.

This project was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented us from executing it exactly as laid out in the proposal (for example, international travel and in person meetings were no longer possible). Nonetheless, the project team were able to adapt to the challenging circumstances in order to fulfil the broader aims of the project (with the exception of the submission of the phase two proposal we had been developing, which was no longer required due to ODA cuts). Our partners, who were based in Scotland, Kenya, and Uganda, created the aforementioned network that had significant and wide-ranging expertise on issues relating to digital markets and digital politics in East Africa and beyond. This has involved hosting a series of eight virtual seminars on related issues, a graduate student workshop, a detailed analysis of existing literature, the creation of videos that explain critical issues in the field of digital data, and a series of blog posts. We believe that these activities fully cover (and in some areas exceed) the commitments that we made to UKRI/GCRF in the proposal documents. Therefore, the project can be considered as successful, despite the externally-imposed limitations.

Until the ODA funding cuts that prevented the opportunity for a phase two of the project, we were working with our counterpart research team for the 'Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa' DIDA project to prepare a combined phase two proposal. We had also had discussions with a third DIDA-funded research team about their possible inclusion in our bid (which was dependent on the scope of the funding that was to be available).
Exploitation Route As above, we were working with our counterparts on the 'Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa' project to prepare a phase two proposal for the more research-focussed phase. This was subject to change depending on the specifics of the call, and - until ODA funding cuts halted future phase two opportunities - we were looking at: Unemployment/Underemployment/Decent Work (Job Quality)/Inequality (Labour Markets/Platform Jobs/4IR/Artificial Intelligence/Future of Work/); Digital lending /Socio-economic exclusion/building 'inclusive' digital ecosystem (Informal economy/Digital Financial Services/entrepreneurship/AI/algorithmic predictive models); Hate speech, intimidation, misinformation online (including regarding COVID-19), alongside new opportunities e.g. for entrepreneurship, public engagement for previously excluded groups including women, youth (Gender rights; politics); predatory inclusion (user data as a means for) in Kenya (Humanitarian, political); and, process/developmental evaluation of project.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://developingdata.org/
 
Description The 'Developing Data? Markets and Politics in a Digital Age' (DIDA) project is designed to create a network (which, as outlined in Key Findings, we have achieved), and the connections made between the personnel concerned are therefore hard to evaluate in terms of traditional impact. Furthermore, despite the project team spending a significant time working towards a larger phase two DIDA research proposal that this first phase was to build on, the second phase was cancelled due to ODA cuts. Nevertheless, it is possible to outline its major activities and explain the way in which it produced an impact. By creating a network, the project brought together academics, industry, civil society, and policymakers who do not necessarily interact under normal circumstances. This facilitated knowledge exchange and the building of useful connections. Through our workshops, blogs and videos on economic, legal and political aspects of digital data, we were able to provide a forum for network members to share information and publicise their research. As a result, participants now better understand a range of issues, including business opportunities, legal rights, and how politics in conducted online. This process, along with an extensive literature review, also helped to identify key issues that are suitable for future research collaborations. Although the second phase of the project will not go ahead, there is nonetheless potential that the ideas that were developed and connections that were made as a result of the project will form a useful basis for potential funding applications in the future.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Collaboration on Short Course on Data Ethics for Graduate Students and Practitioners
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Systematic Review on Data & Politics
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Systematic Review on Data Markets
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Title Data Markets Research Database 
Description Crucial resources on market for data in East Africa and beyond 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Formed working team and shared database within East Africa and Europe. 
 
Title Data Politics in East Africa Research Database 
Description Key resource on the politics of data in East Africa 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Formed working team and shared database within East Africa and Europe. 
 
Description Partnership on Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia) 
Organisation Boston University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had a series of meetings with the LSE-based 'Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa' researchers to discuss the next steps that the two projects will now take together. The discussions were initially with Alcinda Honwana, who just before he departure to a new job in the United Nations was happy for us to hold seminars with the now acting-PI, Gianluca Iazzolino (LSE) and their team, including Rosemary Okello-Orlale (Strathmore, Nairobi), Stephanie Diepeveen (Cambridge), Peter Chonka (Kings) and Daivi Rodima-Taylor (Boston). This has further networked us with faculty at the University of Johannesburg, who have joined us at our most recent planning meetings, as well as associated partners in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. Our plans are outlined in Key Findings.
Collaborator Contribution The contibution has been equal from both sides, as outlined above.
Impact Workshops that have led to an emerging research project planning document for DIDA phase 2 that includes networks of expertise on Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership on Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia) 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had a series of meetings with the LSE-based 'Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa' researchers to discuss the next steps that the two projects will now take together. The discussions were initially with Alcinda Honwana, who just before he departure to a new job in the United Nations was happy for us to hold seminars with the now acting-PI, Gianluca Iazzolino (LSE) and their team, including Rosemary Okello-Orlale (Strathmore, Nairobi), Stephanie Diepeveen (Cambridge), Peter Chonka (Kings) and Daivi Rodima-Taylor (Boston). This has further networked us with faculty at the University of Johannesburg, who have joined us at our most recent planning meetings, as well as associated partners in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. Our plans are outlined in Key Findings.
Collaborator Contribution The contibution has been equal from both sides, as outlined above.
Impact Workshops that have led to an emerging research project planning document for DIDA phase 2 that includes networks of expertise on Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership on Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia) 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had a series of meetings with the LSE-based 'Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa' researchers to discuss the next steps that the two projects will now take together. The discussions were initially with Alcinda Honwana, who just before he departure to a new job in the United Nations was happy for us to hold seminars with the now acting-PI, Gianluca Iazzolino (LSE) and their team, including Rosemary Okello-Orlale (Strathmore, Nairobi), Stephanie Diepeveen (Cambridge), Peter Chonka (Kings) and Daivi Rodima-Taylor (Boston). This has further networked us with faculty at the University of Johannesburg, who have joined us at our most recent planning meetings, as well as associated partners in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. Our plans are outlined in Key Findings.
Collaborator Contribution The contibution has been equal from both sides, as outlined above.
Impact Workshops that have led to an emerging research project planning document for DIDA phase 2 that includes networks of expertise on Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership on Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia) 
Organisation Strathmore University
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had a series of meetings with the LSE-based 'Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa' researchers to discuss the next steps that the two projects will now take together. The discussions were initially with Alcinda Honwana, who just before he departure to a new job in the United Nations was happy for us to hold seminars with the now acting-PI, Gianluca Iazzolino (LSE) and their team, including Rosemary Okello-Orlale (Strathmore, Nairobi), Stephanie Diepeveen (Cambridge), Peter Chonka (Kings) and Daivi Rodima-Taylor (Boston). This has further networked us with faculty at the University of Johannesburg, who have joined us at our most recent planning meetings, as well as associated partners in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. Our plans are outlined in Key Findings.
Collaborator Contribution The contibution has been equal from both sides, as outlined above.
Impact Workshops that have led to an emerging research project planning document for DIDA phase 2 that includes networks of expertise on Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership on Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have had a series of meetings with the LSE-based 'Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa' researchers to discuss the next steps that the two projects will now take together. The discussions were initially with Alcinda Honwana, who just before he departure to a new job in the United Nations was happy for us to hold seminars with the now acting-PI, Gianluca Iazzolino (LSE) and their team, including Rosemary Okello-Orlale (Strathmore, Nairobi), Stephanie Diepeveen (Cambridge), Peter Chonka (Kings) and Daivi Rodima-Taylor (Boston). This has further networked us with faculty at the University of Johannesburg, who have joined us at our most recent planning meetings, as well as associated partners in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. Our plans are outlined in Key Findings.
Collaborator Contribution The contibution has been equal from both sides, as outlined above.
Impact Workshops that have led to an emerging research project planning document for DIDA phase 2 that includes networks of expertise on Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership on South-South Data Governance 
Organisation IT for Change
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Partnership on datafication in eastern and southern Africa and India
Collaborator Contribution Working on larger research project and workshop on Trade Negotiations and Digital Economy
Impact Workshop and planning document
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership on South-South Data Governance 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Partnership on datafication in eastern and southern Africa and India
Collaborator Contribution Working on larger research project and workshop on Trade Negotiations and Digital Economy
Impact Workshop and planning document
Start Year 2020
 
Description Blog on Data + Labour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog titled On the Development of Data & Labour by Dr Mohammad Amir Anwar. It went over the most important points from an earlier workshop on data and labour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.developingdata.org/on-the-development-of-data-labour-by-mohammad-amir-anwar/
 
Description Blog on Data and Elections 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog by Robert Macdonald titled Reflections on Data + Elections. It reflected on the discussion in a recent workshop on Data and Elections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.developingdata.org/reflections-on-data-elections-by-rob-macdonald/
 
Description Blog on Data and Money 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog titled 'Reflections on Data + Money' by Paul Kithinji. It highlighted the main findings from a recent workshop on the same topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.developingdata.org/reflections-on-data-money-by-paul-kithinji/
 
Description Blog on Inclusivity & Equity in Data Economies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog titled '"What's your n?": Inclusivity & Equity in Data Economies and Doubt' by Dr Michel Wahome. It discusses the major points from the recent workshop on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.developingdata.org/whats-your-n-inclusivity-equity-in-data-economies-and-doubt-by-dr-mic...
 
Description Blog on Surveillance, Digital ID & Privacy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog titled 'Reflections on Surveillance, Digital ID & Privacy' by Grace Bomu. it highlighted findings from our recent workshop on the same topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.developingdata.org/reflections-on-surveillance-digital-id-privacy-by-grace-bomu/
 
Description Blog titled 'Charting the Link Between Disinformation, Disruptions, Diseases and the Diaspora in Cameroon and DR Congo' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog written by Richard Ngamita (a network member) on Charting the Link Between Disinformation, Disruptions, Diseases and the Diaspora in Cameroon and DR Congo. It was originally posted on the CIPESA (a partner organisation) website, then cross-posted on the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cipesa.org/2021/05/charting-the-link-between-disinformation-disruptions-diseases-and-the...
 
Description Blog titled 'The Data Politics of Pandemics: The Cost of Covid-19 Denialism' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog written by Bernard Sabiti (a network member) on The Data Politics of Pandemics: The Cost of Covid-19 Denialism. Originally posted on the CIPESA (a partner organisation) website, then cross-posted on the Developing Data website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cipesa.org/2021/04/the-data-politics-of-pandemics-the-cost-of-covid-19-denialism/
 
Description Blog titled 'Why Data Rights are Central to Protection of Online Freedom' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog written by CIPESA (a partner organisation) on Why Data Rights are Central to Protection of Online Freedom. It was originally posted on their website, then cross posted on the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cipesa.org/2021/05/why-data-rights-are-central-to-protection-of-online-freedom/
 
Description Danish Institute of International Studies Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Project Co-I Kevin Donovan presented his digital data research at a Danish Institute of International Studies Webinar. The presentation was titled 'Rentier infrastructure: Debt, data, & sovereignty in Kenya'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.diis.dk/en/event/rentier-infrastructure-debt-data-sovereignty-in-kenya
 
Description Enagagment with social media influencer Ester Kazunga 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Network member Mercy Mutemi worked with Kenyan social media influencer Ester Kazungu (who specialises on governance issues) to run an online educational drive. This included Kazungu making around 100 posts Instagram posts (she has 45,800 followers), including a Q&A, in three threads on issues relating to digital privacy. The threads had an average of 6,000 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.instagram.com/estherkazungu/?utm_medium=copy_link
 
Description Organised Workshop on Inclusivity & Equity in Data Economies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The workshop was part of a series on Data and Markets. It was attended by representatives of academia, the private sector and civil society organizations. It had 40 attendees. The video has been uploaded to the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.developingdata.org/data-markets-recordings/
 
Description Organised Workshop on Digital Identification, Surveillance & Privacy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The workshop was part of a series on Data and Markets. It was attended by representatives of academia, the private sector and civil society organizations. It had 45 attendees. The video has been uploaded to the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.developingdata.org/data-markets-recordings/
 
Description Organised a Workshop on Data + Money. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The workshop was part of a series on Data and Markets. It was attended by representatives of academia, the private sector and civil society organizations. It had 45 attendees. The video has been uploaded to the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.developingdata.org/data-markets-recordings/
 
Description Organised a Workshop on Regulating Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop was part of a series on Data + Economy. It was attended by 45 people, including representatives of academia, private sector, and not-for profit organisations. A recording was uploaded to the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.developingdata.org/data-markets-recordings/
 
Description Organised a Workshop on the Growth of the Data Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The workshop was part of a series on Data and Markets. It was attended by representatives of academia, the private sector and civil society organizations. It had 45 attendees. The video has been uploaded to the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.developingdata.org/data-markets-recordings/
 
Description Organsied Workshop on Data + Labour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The workshop was part of a series on Data and Markets. It was attended by representatives of academia, the private sector and civil society organizations. It had 40 attendees. The video has been uploaded to the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.developingdata.org/data-markets-recordings/
 
Description Post-Graduate Workshop on Digital Data in East Africa and Beyond 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We were joined by eleven postgraduate students, who are all working on projects relating to digital data in East Africa. Each of them presented their work, and received feedback from a panel of established academics and their peers. A major focus of the event was to create cross boarder links between participants working on similar topics, that will hopefully enable future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation during Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Amir Anwar presented a talk entitled 'Future of Work in Africa' in a seminar organised by Datafication and Digital Rights in East Africa (another DIDA network).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Project Twitter Account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We created a Twitter account to publicize network activities. During the months in which we were running our workshops (1 Sep. and 30 Nov), the account logged 91,000 impressions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.twitter.com/DataDeveloping
 
Description Workshop on Data + Elections 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The workshop was part of a series on Data and politics. It was attended by representatives of academia and civil society organizations. It had 40 attendees. The video has been uploaded to the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.developingdata.org/data-politics/data-elections/
 
Description Workshop on Data and COVID 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The workshop was part of a series on Data and politics. It was attended by representatives of academia and civil society organizations. It had 40 attendees. The video has been uploaded to the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.developingdata.org/data-politics/data-covid/