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Democratizing Access to Data

Nov 7, 2023, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

TechSoup partners in Colombia, Mexico, and Nigeria will share how they leveraged TechSoup’s instance of Google's Data Commons to explore distinct topics such as social and economic development, food security, and development.

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About this event

Grassroots organizations need data about their communities to inform their work, measure their progress, and identify places where their constituents are not represented. Google’s Data Commons helps to fulfill this need by making public data an accessible and usable resource. It gathers hundreds of thousands of statistical variables from thousands of data sets and hundreds of sources into a repository that can be queried through a natural language interface.

Learn more about TechSoup’s instance of Data Commons, which features topic pages on food security and climate change in the U.S., economic and social growth in Colombia, and the development landscape in Nigeria. We'll also demonstrate what’s possible when pulling in data from other sources, as illustrated by our partner in Mexico, which explored the relationship between hunger and gender.


  • Ingrid Espitia


    Senior Coordination

  • Oyebisi Babatunde Oluseyi

    Nigeria Network of NGOs

    Executive Director

  • Romina Farías

    Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía

    Research Director

  • Marnie Webb


    Chief Community Impact Officer / CEO Caravan Studios

  • Julio Casas

    Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía

    Data Analysist






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