WHAT IS DATA LITERACY?
Data literacy the ability to read, understand, create and communicate data as information. Much like literacy as a general concept, data literacy focuses on the competencies involved in working with data. It is, however, not similar to the ability to read text since it requires specific skills involving reading and understanding data also known as information.
WHY IT IS NEEDED?
510 believes a digital and data-driven transformation of humanitarian aid will only happen if we invest in building data literacy. We collaborate with our partners to build capabilities so they can impact the speed, accuracy & efficiency of data driven & digital transformation.
HOW WE DO IT?
We identify your data needs, assess the availability of this data in society and within your organization, and identify & highlight the gaps.
We support you in reading, creating and communicating data as information, as well as helping you understand the opportunities and risks of using data through our Data Responsibility Policy.
Our approach combines hands-on coaching & training during projects & disaster phases alike, along with immersive learning experiences. Our programs are flexible and tailored to your National Societies needs—whether you’re building new skills & procedures within your daily activities or actively creating data teams. In addition to our focus on building your data capabilities, we take an active role in panels & forums for executives and thought leaders on emerging humanitarian aid trends.
WHERE WE WORK?
So far we have conducted data literacy training for
- 2017 The Netherlands Red Cross
- 2017 IFRC Regional Data Skills Workshop Bulgaria
- 2018 Ethiopia Red Cross
- 2018 Uganda Red Cross
- 2018 Zambia Red Cross
- 2019 Kenya Red Cross
WHEN DID WE START?
We started in 2017 with The Netherlands Red Cross with more planned within projects…
WHO DO WE WORK WITH?
We tailor the content to match your National Society, we often bring in trainers from 510’s network to address specific needs.
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