Building Capacity in Data Literacy for Human Rights Actors
In preparation for its training course on data literacy for human rights workers and activists, the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) at Birzeit University held a consultative meeting on Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 to validate the training design. Attendees included members of civil society, human rights advocates and NGOs, researchers and data experts.… [read more]

Catalyzing the Creation of a Data Ecosystem
Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are living in an extremely fragile environment:  they are under occupation, deprived of their basic human rights, have no control over their borders, movement of people and goods, land, water and even frequency resources. A population of nearly 5 million people live today in closed and shrinking ghettos, … [read more]

Unlocking the Data Potential in MENA
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the “data baseline” is extremely low.  Universities and higher educational institutions have very few Data analytics and AI programs, and those that exist are limited to computer science or related disciplines. They can also be characterized as older generations of data mining and statistics with … [read more]