On January 3, the US headquartered QED Group, LLC (QED) announced its collaboration with Hansraj College, University of Delhi under the umbrella of the Center for Global Data Visualization (CGDV), an initiative led by The QED Group, LLC designed to build data visualisation capacity and strengthen a culture of data use in international development.
“This initiative represents a tremendous opportunity for our students to develop their skills in data visualisation and establish a professional network in the critically important and exciting areas of international development viz. health, education, economic development, agriculture, environment etc. The acquired skills and network, both, will make our students more marketable and help them bridge the gap between getting a degree and employability when they graduate,” said, Alka Kacker, associate professor, Department of Economics, Hansraj College, University of Delhi.
While common place in the world of business, data analytics is underutilised in the design, implementation and evaluation of international development programmes. The CGDV aims to address this by providing a unique platform for collaboration, offering opportunities for training, networking, publishing and professional development in data analytics and visualisation. CGDV will mobilise the power of university students to offer insights into some of the greatest challenges facing many low- and middle-income countries today.
Comments Neelima Grover, president and CEO, QED, “With the onset of the digital revolution, we find ourselves with new tools and technology that enable us to quickly analyse and visualise data easily – more than we could have ever imagined even five years ago. Data visualisation software technologies such as Tableau have been transformative, revealing insights we never could have otherwise understood or appreciated in the data”.
“We are excited for Hansraj College to join us on this journey and look forward to seeing the great contribution that students can make in helping to promote data visualisation and data use for development programmes in the Indo-Pacific region and in countries like Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Infact, we’ll soon be visiting Vietnam to enlist the help of more institutions to serve as collaborating organisations with the CGDV,” she added.
The CDGV will launch globally in the Spring of 2019.
Arlington, Virginia (USA) headquartered 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. Learn more at www.QEDgroupllc.com.Corporate