QED Group LLC (QED) announced today it will be working with Addis Ababa University College of Health Sciences to build data visualization capacity in Ethiopia and strengthen a culture of data use in international development.
It will be working under the umbrella of the Center for Global Data Visualization (CGDV), an initiative led by The QED Group LLC.
While common place in the world of business, data analytics is underutilized in the design, implementation and evaluation of international development programs, including health.
Working in partnership with the Tableau Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Tableau, a leading data visualization software company based in the Unites States, CGDV provides a unique platform for collaboration, offering opportunities for training, networking, publishing and professional development in data analytics and visualization.
CGDV will mobilize the power of university students to offer insights into some of the greatest challenges facing many low- and middle-income countries today.
“With the onset of the digital revolution, we find ourselves with more data than we could have ever imagined even five years ago. Data visualization software technologies such as Tableau have been transformative, revealing insights we never could have otherwise understood or appreciated in the data.” said President & CEO Neelima Grover, who founded QED 20 years ago with the vision to transform lives through knowledge-based solutions.
“We must build global data analytics and visualization capacity in areas such as health, education, governance, and the environment. We are excited for AAU to join us on this journey and look forward to seeing the great contribution that AAU students will make in this space.”
The CDGV will officially launch in Spring 2019. Collaborating organizations to date include Boston University School of Public Health, Fraym, Georgetown University Analytics Program, George Washington University Data Science Program, Marymount University, Premise Data, Project Balance, Tableau Foundation, University of Delhi Hansraj College and the University of Zambia.
QED Group is a global consulting company with more than 20 years of experience in providing data driven, insightful solutions for clients leading change in international development. QED has worked in 96 countries across 26 clients and uses an evidence based and multi-disciplinary approach to help advance global development impact.
In 2016, QED launched its Innovation and Data Hub that focuses on the use of data and technology. The Center for Global Data Visualization is a continuation of QED’s endeavor to make sense of the immense amounts of data available, build capacity, and make data useful and insightful.