Data Science for SDGs Online Course Content Development - Text Analysis
Mission and objectives
Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) supports the private sector and foundations to become transformative partners in development through research, advocacy for inclusive business, facilitation of public-private dialogue and brokering partnerships. IICPSD, established in 2011 in partnership with the Government of Turkey, is one of UNDP's six Global Policy Centres. It leads UNDP’s global work on private sector and foundations and supports UNDP’s offices all over the world. The Center focuses on four thematic areas: 1. Inclusive Business; 2. Private Sector Engagement in Skills Development; 3. Impact investing; 4. Resilience and Crisis Response. The Center also hosts four global initiatives: Business Call to Action, SDG Philanthropy Platform, Global Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Platform and Connecting Business Initiative.
SDG AI Lab is developing an online course for development practitioners, government officials, technology specialists and others to use frontier technologies for sustainable development and acceleration of the SDGs. The course is called “Data Science for Sustainable Development Goals” and includes several chapters of different subfields of Data Science such as Artificial intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Geographical information
The online volunteers will support the ongoing project Data Science for Sustainable Development Goals. The volunteers will work on the content enrichment of course chapter called "Text Analysis" with Python programming language. The assigned tasks may include but not limited to Current course content review that includes code practices and theoretical explanations of the technologies such as Artificial intelligence and Geographical information Improvement of theoretical explanations and codes SDG AI Lab will support the volunteer as needed, with regular check-ins and maintaining collaboration through Slack and GitHub group repository. The volunteer will work under the coordination of the Technical Specialist of the IICPSD.