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Big Data for Social Good
Many of us are familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set for 2030 by the United Nations. Increasingly more companies and organizations are willing to help in achieving these goals. Research has shown that companies with Big Data are especially relevant to contribute to the SDGs. The diagram below shows examples of this.
At LUCA, we believe in using our own internal data as well as combining it with external data to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals with the overall objective of having a wide social impact. We are currently collaborating on the following projects:
- Profuturo – using data analytics to improve digital education for primary school students in developing countries.
- OPAL – Open Algorithms to support the Department of National Planning in Colombia. The aim of the OPAL platform is to unlock the potential of private data for social good in a privacy-conscious, scalable, socially and economically sustainable manner.
- Predicting diseases – through a collaboration with UN Global Pulse, we want to investigate whether we can predict the spread of diseases like Dengue and ZIKA in Colombia.
If you’re interested in collaborating with our Big Data for Social Good team please email us at email@example.com.
One way of telling data stories is to actually take some data, combine it with other sources, perform analytics and visualize it. If we gather data which is relevant at a certain time, then we can tell powerful stories with much public interest.
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