“We are launching a new and innovative Big Data platform in Uganda with UNCDF and Dalberg Data Insight. This will allow public authorities in the country to take better decisions and make stronger assessments. Think of using social media data to strengthen disaster response or telecom data to enrich national statistics as a solid basis for human-centred policymaking. It is the first step of building a local data ecosystem, the beginning of a larger scale-up across emerging countries. We want to give the value of the data back to the people.”
Aika Matemu is a Creative Lead with Dalberg Design in Nairobi. She brings over 15 years of expertise in user experience design, digital technologies, global public health and social entrepreneurism, with an extensive background in social impact and innovation. She has dedicated her career to designing and building innovations that impact social change.