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August Updates from Data Collaboratives for Local Impact
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Data + Music Inspires Hope for a Tanzania without Drugs

As part of the Data Zetu project, KINASA, a hip-hop group from Temeke District, one of Tanzania’s most populous areas and a PEPFAR DREAMS district with some of the region’s highest prevalence of HIV, launched a song that incorporates data about drug abuse in Tanzania. Check out and share this inspirational, heartfelt and catchy music video.  
On September 25, 2018, 250 ambitious changemakers and entrepreneurs from all sectors (banking, insurance, industry, telecoms, energy, etc.) will gather in Abidjan forLes Heroines, an exceptional day of training, conferences, debates and networking, dedicated to women's leadership. 

DCLI is partnering with Jeune Afrique to deliver a workshop to empower women with data skills to help prepare them for the future, connect women with MCC Compact activities and PEPFAR efforts to make them aware of some of the gender policies and initiates underway to support better educational outcomes for young and adolescent women.  
HIGHLIGHTS FROM CÔTE D'IVÔIRE


On Friday August 31st, 34 young & energetic Ivorians started their journey as data fellows with DCDJ and Sejen. These 34 fellows were competitively selected from 2,000 applicants to receive training on data use to more efficiently work and find innovative solutions to help their communities prosper.  


SEJEN will be delivering a workshop at the Les Heroines event on September 25th. The workshop will introduce women to available data tools to help advance their careers. 
 
HIGHLIGHTS FROM TANZANIA

We Robotics/Flying Labs organized a drone for agriculture knowledge sharing day at the dLab. Tour the dLab Oct. 11-13 as part of the Sahara Sparks conference. 
 

The  #DLI4thWindow pitch event took place this week at the dLab. 41 finalists pitched  to share their innovations in the areas of teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, sexual/physical abuse, and youth employability 

Data Zetu led sessions in Kyela with youth to develop and foster a network of youth data ambassadors in their communities.

Join GPSDD at #UNGA2018 for Data to End Hunger, featuring @TheMoth storytellers & game-changing announcements on new commitments to achieve #SDG2. More info & RSVP details: http://bit.ly/data2endhunger 

HERE ARE A FEW NEW DATA VISUALIZATION TOOLS: 

Google Flourish:
 Move away from simple charts and line graphs with this software that can create animated visual representations of large chunks of data.

Data Studio: This cloud-based data visualization software (currently in beta) rivals the more-expensive Tableau. It connects directly to Google’s other platforms, making it a great fit for journalists already using Google software.

Kepler.glThis is Uber’s answer to geospatial mapping that borrows layering from Photoshop and has the ability to animate movement over time.  

 

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