The coronavirus pandemic exposed a myriad of vulnerabilities throughout the world and added an extra layer of difficulty to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The COVID-19 Data & Innovation Centre produces data-driven knowledge that informs decision-makers and provides evidence for resources to flow where they are critically needed. The Centre brings knowledge from the South to the world.
In partnership with the UN COVID-19 Multi-Partner Trust Fund and support from the Tableau Foundation, Cepei created the COVID-19 Data & Innovation Centre, a platform to share experiences, knowledge, innovative strategies, and recommendations through data visualizations.
Considering the important role that academia and research play in generating knowledge to face the COVID-19 pandemic, Icesi University from Cali and the Centro Estratégico de Pensamiento Internacional (Cepei) announced they have established a cooperation agreement.
In 2020, Cepei created the Data and Innovation COVID-19 Centre to deliver information, evidence, knowledge, innovation strategies, territorial requirements, and policy recommendations to the UN COVID-19 Multi-Partner Trust Fund in their purpose of strengthening response and recovery actions in the Global South. The Centre aims to:
- Give academia, CSO and other stakeholders a voice in the reopening pathway in all countries.
- Open up the dialogue through data.
- Track resources, analysis and has access to missing, privileged information.
- Shine a spotlight on immediate needs, response strategies, and how these interact with pre-existing vulnerabilities.
- Provide better information on impact to donors.