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Wednesday, May 16 • 10:30 - 11:45
Harnessing Data to Visualize Trends in Global Civil Society

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Over the past year Freedom House has been working with Datakind, a non-profit data scientist network, to organize and visualize around 100 governance, social, economic, and development indicators to illustrate historic relationships and trends between different datasets and indicators. Both organizations worked to create a collection of interactive web plots for visualizing the relationships between country ranking datasets and other socio-economic indicators, including the Fragile States Index, UN Human Development Index, Freedom in the World and World Bank open data.
Our workshop will be a demonstration of the newly created tool, specifically focusing on how to illustrate relationships and trends between data sources. We will provide specific examples of how Freedom House has been able to use the data for program strategy development, project design, and human rights advocacy. In addition to presenting the visualization tool, Freedom House will be making the tool and the complete dataset publicly available, in its raw format, on the Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM) Community of Practice webpage, which is through our USAID-funded human rights consortium. The tool will be targeted for researchers, activists, program managers and others involved in the human rights, democracy, governance and international development fields to utilize.
At the end of the presentation we will set aside time for questions and general feedback on the tool from the audience.

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Vukasin Petrovic

Senior Director for Program Strategy, Freedom House
I serve as the Senior Director for Program Strategy and as the Technical Director for USAID funded Human Rights Support Mechanism. I am responsible for defining Freedom House’s thematic and regional program priorities, design and oversight of cutting-edge programs that focus on... Read More →

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Alix Lawson

Program Officer, Freedom House
I am the Program Officer at Freedom House for the Human Rights Support Mechanism, an LWA under USAID for human rights programming. My interests include human rights work and its intersection with technology.

Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:30 - 11:45 EDT
  Demo Room