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Successful Launch to the Campaign for Data Ethics in Education

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    Suchith Anand

    Dear colleagues,
    The African Association of Universities (a University Association counting over 400 Universities across the African Continent), the University of Nottingham and the Ethical Data Initiative launched the Campaign for Data Ethics in Education with a successful online event this week.
    The event, a panel discussion on Data Ethics Policy in Higher Education, was streamed live on AAU TV.  More information on the panel is at
    The lively panel discussion took place between African experts in International Development, Data Science, Technology and Education, and touched on important questions such as:
    – Who owns our data? Who benefits from our data?
    – How we might avoid the pitfalls of feudalism and colonialism in this new and constantly evolving landscape.
    – Whether, and why, it might be time for data ethics to become an integral part of the education curriculum in schools and universities.
    – How can we can build capacity for Data Ethics in universities and industry.
    The recording of the event is available to watch at… 
    The Ethical Data Initiative were delighted to be invited to partner with the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)  to deliver Data Ethics training to over 50 data science faculty and PhD supervisors from its consortium of over 20 universities across Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The course took place from 2-15 May, 2023. The graduate studies supervisor course aimed not only to teach key fundamentals of Masters and PhD research supervision, but also to equip attendees with up-to-date and relevant information to address the challenges of supervising data science postgraduate courses in the modern age. 
    Details at
    With hundreds of universities across the world already supporting our Campaign for Data Ethics in Higher Education, there is huge momentum building.
    If you are working towards, or planning on working towards, including Data Ethics in your university curriculum – or are planning on expanding your current offering – we would like to hear from you. Please contact ***@***.***
    Best wishes
    Dr Suchith Anand
    Senior Adviser to Governments and International Organisations | Scientist | Board member | Governance | Policy | Consultant in Data Science and Data Ethics | Global Citizen | SDG Volunteer and Advocate

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