Responsibly unlocking the value of data for all.

The Datasphere Initiative is a global network of stakeholders building agile frameworks to responsibly unlock the value of data for all.

A human-created global Datasphere is shaping our digital society.

Our data-driven era is fraught with policy challenges. Building a more equitable and inclusive digital society requires a bold change of perspective regarding data governance. 

The Datasphere can be defined as the complex system encompassing all types of data and their dynamic interactions with human groups and norms. How we govern it will determine the future of human society in the 21st century.

The Datasphere Initiative is starting a paradigm shift in how data governance models are conceived and implemented. It is on a mission to promote a collaboratively governed Datasphere.

Upcoming Event


Responsibly unlocking the value of data in Europe: Impact on emerging technology and the global majority

Building innovative data governance frameworks that are inclusive, agile, and scalable.

A platform for DIALOGUE


A LAB for innovation


Africa Dialogue

Europe Dialogue

Fellowship Program

Datasphere Governance Atlas

Mapping the Datasphere

Sandboxes for Data


Datasphere Fellowship Report 2021-2022

Advancing Research and Responsible Governance for an Inclusive Datasphere

Interoperability by Design for a Collectively Governed Datasphere

Challenges in Livestock Population Naming Conventions Analyzed Using a Graph Database Model

Enhancing Inclusion in Digital Identity Policies and Systems

An Assessment Framework

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At the core of the Datasphere Initiative is its Network, the community of partner organizations and individuals who understand data governance as the core challenge for the 21st century.

If you are interested in the mission of the Datasphere Initiative and would like to solve real problems through a new approach to data governance there are 3 ways you can join us: