The Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei) and the Local Development Research Institute (LDRI) signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen the production and use of data for sustainable development in Africa and Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Philipp Schönrock, Executive Director of Cepei, and Muchiri Nyaggah, Executive Director of LDRI, aim to address common challenges such as hunger, poverty, and climate change on both continents. Using non-traditional data sources such as big data and artificial intelligence, they seek that better public policies will be formulated to move towards sustainable development.
Schönrock emphasized that “the Global South has the capabilities and leadership to move towards a common future through data partnerships.” The MOU is a multi-stakeholder collaboration to strengthen data from both regions and enhance South-South cooperation to revitalize partnerships and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Cepei is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental think tank of the Global South that has been working for 20 years to promote actions to foster sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean through data analysis, research and multi-stakeholder dialogue.