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Responsibly unlocking the value of data for all

The Datasphere Initiative is a non-profit dedicated to global collaboration on technical and policy solutions for the urgent, multidimensional, and cross-border challenges of data governance.

We do this by connecting and amplifying voices from stakeholders from across sectors, conducting research on concrete data challenges and opportunities, experimenting with policy and technical data-sharing solutions and working with decision makers to enact change in data governance narratives, policies and strategies.

Our Work

Sandboxes for Data

A global platform to innovate and accelerate cross-border data solutions that scale.

International Decade on Data

A campaign to UN member countries to establish an International Decade on Data for People and Planet.

Datasphere Observatory

An open-access online platform where actors and initiatives are identified and spotlighted to support the understanding of the data governance field.

Policy and Dialogue

Series of dialogues to connect policy and technology silos, and share best practices and learnings into a global policy fora.

Fellowship program

It provides an opportunity for graduate students and professionals to work on novel research and dialogue on data governance.


Modular charters for data communities to reduce transaction costs and provide predictability, as part of a general protocol approach for responsible data-sharing.


The project seeks to enhance youth participation and involvement in data governance policy processes and bridge gaps between youth and decision-makers.

Artificial Intelligence

The Datasphere Initiative provides knowledge, and narratives and amplifies voices to shape a bold global agenda for our data future in the context of AI.

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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:

Upcoming Events

Global Sandboxes Forum

Hybrid (Rio Museum of Art, Rio de Janeiro)


In this together

Combining individual and collective strategies to confront data power
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