22nd March 2022
DPW Session: Empowering Communities through Data: Reimagining the future of India
This session brought together diverse stakeholders to explore how the power of data can be harnessed to empower the most vulnerable. It highlighted voices and stories from the ground, and showcased how data is being used towards building agency and empowering communities. View the recording to listen to conversations around how non-profits and communities can comprehend, interpret, and use data, the role philanthropy can play to enable this environment, and question existing stories to rethink the future of India’s development sector.
- Collaborative action is one of the important aspects to bring together a bunch of different actors across different sectors to provide tools and resources that can be leveraged at the community level
- Involving data and technology as a part of core operation strategy
- Along with the funds, it is important for the funders to come with pro-bono skills of mentoring and transfer of business data skills towards the social sector that needs it the most, inclusive with GEDI (Gender, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)
- Incentivizing the primary data collectors working on-ground and giving right tools to them is important.
Today, tons of data is collected but how that data is managed, organized, and utilized is yet to be determined."