Data.FI is launching a $100,000 challenge targeting innovative data methods and approaches to identify novel consumer demographic data sources used for market segmentation linked to HIV/AIDS. The challenge will be launched on the website of USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS in mid-August. …


COVIDaction is launching the Vaccine Data Co-Lab, with the ambition to invest in the essential data systems needed to support vaccine prioritisation and rollout.

As the name suggests, the Vaccine Data Co-Lab is a collaboration with governments, civil society organisations, and network partners to close data gaps in vaccine rollouts…


When it comes to making decisions on how to respond to COVID-19, who gets the final say and what do they base their decisions on? What are the parameters for choosing a task force to respond to the pandemic? …


In May 2020, FCDO COVIDaction made a global call for data innovations centred on four impact areas: Data Use, Data Sources & Collection Tools, Responsible Data, and Epi Modelling. …


Earlier this year we were thrilled to award support to Bio Nano Consulting in association with the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis (MRC GIDA) at Imperial College London to develop their COVID-19 Scenario Analysis Tool further.

Link to access the newly updated scenario analysis tool: Covidsim Site

The new version includes more countries and allows for changes in the reproductive number Rt.

What’s…


We have more good news from the Data challenge. Under the theme of data tools and sources, we have two more awardees that COVIDaction will be supporting via financial and technical assistance.

FCDO is awarding TWO orgs to support proven data collection tools and sources which enable a more targeted response to the pandemic.

A whopping 202 applicants responded to our open call and these were reviewed twice by a team of…


We are excited to announce the latest round of awardees via the COVIDaction Data Challenge, under the theme of Data Analytics and Use. OpenFN, BAO Systems and Fraym are the top three we will be working with so that they can push forward in their work.

We split this theme into two categories — data integration tools (i.e. OpenFn) and analytics and use platforms (BAO Systems and Fraym)

How did we get…


Dr Sema Sgaier is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Surgo Foundation, the first organisation to be funded through the COVIDaction Data Challenge. What drives her to pursue her work and bring data to the forefront of the response to the pandemic?

You may remember that the first applicant…


The COVIDaction Data Challenge isn’t just investing in data tools, we’re investing in a healthy data ecosystem. This means surfacing solutions that ensure data is being used responsibly. Accordingly, and as part of the Responsible Data theme, four organisations will be receiving awards that have developed tools focused on responsible…


The COVIDaction Data Challenge has made two awards to organisations building or assisting in the uptake and use of epidemiological models, which remain one of the best tools for understanding the spread and impact of COVID-19.

Of the many high-quality epidemiological models submitted to the Data Challenge, two stood out…

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