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The Importance of Data Ethics in Research and Education

We are living in a digitally transformed society. Data drives problem solving and better decision making. While the digital revolution has transformed the way we live, solving many issues; it has also given rise to numerous questions and challenges which affect everyone. What governance policies and frameworks are needed to make sure digital technologies and opportunities are available for everyone and there are no monopolies created? How do we make sure there are proper governance mechanisms in place to embed values in all data ecosystems?

On behalf of the Ethical Data Initiative and the African Institute of Capacity Development (AICAD), we would like to invite you to a Webinar exploring “The Importance of Data Ethics in Research and Education”. This online event, jointly organised by AICAD and the Ethical Data Initiative, will take place on Monday 6 March from 12h00-13h30 UTC (15h00 -16h30 EAC).

The Ethical Data Initiative provides a neutral space to bring together diverse actors and stakeholders, shaping the future of data governance. In doing so, we aim to increase equality and inclusivity in the data space; building data confidence and empowering the digital citizens of tomorrow.

The Ethical Data Initiative is working with a consortium of over 20 universities in South East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) to establish Ethical Data Research Centres in Universities in Africa to build capacity in Data Science and Data Ethics.

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