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The Data for Impact Fellowship is a unique opportunity where fellows partner with leaders in government, bilateral organizations, foundations and nonprofits — ranging from Ministers, CEOs and District Collectors — to implement a scalable data intelligence solution. The Fellowship seeks to bring together young, enterprising future leaders with experienced leaders in the development sphere to use the power of data to solve some of India's most critical problems.
Most often than not, government administrators or leaders in foundations are either crunched for time or don't have the support they need to use data. They end up digging through physical files, printing tons of reports, and looking at many data points in silos, which keeps them away from the right insights they need.Become a DFI Fellow
Here is an example. A Union Minister wants to understand the progress of a newly launched scheme. A Data for Impact Fellow will...
Be an advisor: Undertake field visits and liaise with the Minister's team and senior bureaucrats to understand their challenges and understand what kind of insights will be critical for them.
Be an architect: Use data analysis skills to bring together, process and represent data, as well as give recommendations to improve the Ministry's current data systems.
Be an educator: Create learning materials and courses to onboard stakeholders to the new system and help them make their decisions more data-driven and effective.
Build cutting-edge data collection, management and visualization infrastructure, and improve it with every new project.
Extract, structure and analyse the toughest data sets to build a formidable data repository that can improve any decision.
Undertake rigorous research on diverse sectors like education, micro-finance and health to gather intelligent insights.
Break down complex problem statements and match them with available data and technology to create scalable solutions.
Work with government leaders to execute large-scale policy projects. Engage, manage and support multiple stakeholders at every level.
Build and drive relationships with key partners in governments, legislatures, foundations, and multilateral aid agencies across India.
Develop and run a series of training workshops to train government staff and village volunteers on, for instance, capturing mobile data.
Provide policy leaders with the data and insights they need by creating engaging resources, such as MOOCs, newsletters and guides.
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Learn more about the vision behind the Fellowship, what data-driven development really means and some other FAQs.Read the launch blog