May Updates from Data Collaboratives for Local Impact
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Last week we officially launched the DCLI program in Côte d’Ivoire! We were pleased to expand the DCLI family to include consortiums led by Ivorian data science startup Sejen and Development Gateway and their predominantly Ivorian partners such as ENSEA, COSCI, Fondation Performance Societales, SBC4D and Aconda VS amongst others. Sejen and Development Gateway will initially focus on enhancing the outcomes of PEPFAR (sustainable control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic) and MCC investments focused amongst others on increasing access to education and enabling the adoption of a gender policy.  However, their work will build the data skills of national and sub-national stakeholders who are responsible progress in a number of areas that are specific to Côte d’Ivoire’s own national development plan.  We look forward to sharing the progress!
Congratulations to PEPFAR on its 15th Anniversary! It is thanks to PEPFAR’s support that we have embarked on this data collaborative and are demonstrating how data skills among people, communities, and organizations can contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS and is critical to sustainable epidemic control.

“If there were no @PEPFAR, I could have died a long time ago.” Watch Nelly’s journey from learning she is HIV-positive to getting #HIVtreatment, living a #healthy life and having an #HIVfree daughter.
Our Data Science Network has Expanded through a Partnership with the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia 
The dLab and the Data Sciences Institute (DSI) at the University of Virginia (UVA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the goal of improving data literacy for positive outcomes in health, economic growth, and gender throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership will enable global exchange of knowledge and expertise to advance applied data science.  The UVA Data Science Institute and the University of Dar es Salaam faculty and students will be able to take advantage of this partnership through things like online classes, research collaboration, and enhanced global networks to solve local and global problems.

The application for the Masters of Science in Data Science is now open and DCLI is granting scholarship to up to five accepted applicants. Please share with your networks! 
DCLI Project Highlights:

The 3rd thematic data gap assessment workshop discussing several Sustainable Development Goals successfully took place at the dLab in early May. Join DATA Strong on May 24th for a morning of data visualization training. 
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The United Nations and the World Bank Group signed an agreement to work closer to help countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieve measurable results to transform their economies and societies.

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More men than women report an increase in their perceived value of data in rural and urban areas—but this is reversed in semi-urban areas. Why do you think this is so? Explore Data Zetu's new impact page!

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The 4th Innovation Challene window is live! This time the focus  is teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, physical/sexual abuse, early childhood development and youth and data driven solutions.  

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