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New Dimensions x DataCamp Donates: Empowering Women in Ecuador with Data Literacy

Key Takeaways:
  • The current state of data literacy in Ecuador and how it connects to overall economic development
  • How the New Dimensions scholarship program utilizes DataCamp’s curriculum to teach women business intelligence and results from the program.
  • How nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit companies can come together to affect focused, positive change in underserved communities.
Wednesday August 2, 11AM ET
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The New Dimensions scholarship program was created and is managed by the nonprofit organization Ecuadorian Development Research Lab (LIDE) and sponsored by the United States Embassy in Ecuador and DataCamp Donates. Co-director, Alonso Quijano-Ruiz, will show us how he developed this program to equip young women entering the Ecuadorian workforce with business intelligence skills so they can break the cycle of generational poverty that affects over a quarter of the country’s citizens. The New Dimensions program has become a crucible for success, and you’ll see testimonials from many women who have drastically increased their earning power with new jobs after learning on DataCamp with the guidance of Mr. Quijano-Ruiz and other in-person instructors.

Presenter Bio

Alonso Quijano-Ruiz Headshot
Alonso Quijano-RuizCo-director of the Ecuadorian Development Research Lab (LIDE)
Alonso Quijano-Ruiz is the co-founder and co-director of the Ecuadorian Development Research Lab, where he leads research and fellowship programs aimed at enhancing social policy research in Ecuador. He is an incoming PhD student in Health Economics at the University of Minnesota. Alonso holds a degree in Economics and Finance from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, a Master's in Econometrics from Xiamen University, and a MicroMaster's in Data, Economics, and Development Policy from JPAL.
Nathaniel Taylor-Leach Headshot
Nathaniel Taylor-LeachSocial Impact Manager at DataCamp

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Nathaniel helped create a program to give data education scholarships to disadvantaged and unemployed individuals through partnerships with NGOs. This CSR campaign evolved into DataCamp Donates, and now Nathaniel manages this program along with DataCamp Classrooms as DataCamp’s Social Impact Manager. Through those two programs, DataCamp has awarded data science education scholarships to almost a million unique learners and counting.

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