From July 1 to 5, AIMS Senegal organized a training called “Big Data Analytics with Python”. This training is part of the “Big Data for Development (BD4D)” research network, a partnership between actors from Southern countries, funded by a grant from the International Development Research Center (CRDI), Canada. The general objective of this network is to develop relevant research on policies relating to big data for development, conceptualized and implemented by organizations in countries of the South.
The network works to develop the capacities of researchers in developing countries, with an emphasis on activities related to the Sustainable Development Goals and those dealing with gender issues. Organized in partnership with the World Bank, the training brought together around thirty young professionals in Senegal under the supervision of Dr Dunstan Matekenya, Data Scientist at the World Bank in Washington DC, with more than 10 years of experience in the fields of statistics traditional and modern methods of machine learning.