Omidyar Network Renews Investment in DataKind to Increase Social Impact Through Data Science

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Omidyar Network announced today its latest $2 million investment in DataKind, the New York City-based nonprofit that connects data science and social sector experts to address critical humanitarian problems around the world including education, poverty, health, human rights, and the environment.Omidyar Network’s investment comes as mission-driven organizations continue to face a growing challenge in today’s digital world—the lack of resources to analyze and act on the massive amounts of valuable data at their fingertips. From using satellite imagery and remote sensing data to prevent the spread of crop diseases in Ethiopia to helping American Red Cross target its smoke alarm installation campaigns to communities in need, DataKind has rallied its global community of over 12,000 data science volunteers and social innovators to deliver…


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