The panel “Crunching the Numbers: Bridging Data Gaps in Development” took place during the Impact Data Summit organized by Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Rockefeller Foundation, and data.org on Friday, September 22nd, 2023, in New York, USA. Lorrayne Porciuncula, Executive Director of the Datasphere Initiative, moderated the session.
This session discussed the ongoing challenges posed by data gaps, such as limited access to high-quality data, overlooked populations, knowledge silos, and more. Speakers shared concise and practical examples illustrating how these gaps can hinder sustainable and equitable growth, to finally showcase innovative and imaginative solutions and initiatives aimed at bridging these data disparities.
Dr. Shikoh Gitau
CEO & Founder, Qhala
Krista Jones Baptista
Executive Director, Data2X
Program Manager, Data Lab, World Bank
Lorrayne Porciuncula (Moderator)
Executive Director, Datasphere Initiative