Why take a perspective of the Global South (or of
o The scale:
o The stage of development
o The heterogeneity
Why talk about data in the Global South?
o The natural next frontier for data collection due to its
geographic and demographic scale
o New public-private partnerships on IoT, Smart city & AI means
new policy questions
o Use of data can have positive externalities
(marginal external benefits > marginal private benefits) which
are not being harnessed for development
- Data collection for private purposes vs
gains from capacity building and training,
or to improve public services
- Data storage vs uses of data for
artificial intelligence that could boost
production and new business models
Why economic fairness and sustainability?
New economic research points that
poverty alleviation and sustainability
are connected with economic development
and social well-being.
- As ethics, is there a place for a
discussion on economic fairness and
sustainability in AI?
- If AI can boost innovation and
productive gain for the digital
transformation of countries, should
we be thinking on how to make it
economically inclusive and socially
and environmentally responsible?
How have different infrastructures been
monitored so far?
Global Warming: growing need to manage
resources based on scientific evidence.
>> Who produces this data?
Agriculture: drones, sensors* and
satellites are being used to map rural
areas and better manage future crops.
>> Who has access to this information?
*Precision sensors that are not
dependable of human interaction
How to govern data?
What governance and regulatory models can inform us?
- Data as oil?
- Data as infrastructure?
- Data as [insert here your better analogy or brand new idea]?
Who has a claim and how to manage it?
- Market-based model >> precification
- Sovereign model >> sovereignty funds
- Hybrid models >> regulation of market failures and PPPs
Objectives of this workshop
- Map frameworks that could
be applicable for data
- Define the scope of the
universe of data (typology)
- Catalyse more questions!
- Start a discussion towards
- Propose next steps