Training: Foundation of Data-Driven Analysis for Policy Decisions

Training: Foundation of Data-Driven Analysis for Policy Decisions

15 September, 2022    

Cenfri is supporting staff from public institutions in Rwanda with tailored training to boost their capabilities in data analysis and is training policymakers in interpreting and applying data for policy. This training and capacity-building is a core objective of the Rwanda Economy Digitalisation Programme, which Cenfri is implementing in partnership with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation and the Mastercard Foundation. The programme encourages the public and private sector to use data to make decisions around sustainable digitalisation and strategic actions. 

In partnership with the Rwanda Institute of Management and 71point4, we have already successfully conducted three courses with participants from key institutions such as MINICT, RURA, BNR, BKTechouse, MINAGRI, RISA, MINECOFIN, MINICOM, NIDA, MIFOTRA, RAB and NAEB. 

The Foundation of Data-Driven Analysis for Policy Decisions equips individuals with some of the necessary knowledge, skills and practices required to perform basic data tasks.  

Participants are exposed to basic principles of system administration, database design and statistical programming. The course runs over five days and is taught in an interactive lecture style, with practical activities for the participants.  

Modules  

  • Day 1: Linux Environment 
  • Day 2: Databases 
  • Day 3: Policy Analysis 
  • Day 4: Introduction to Tidyverse 
  • Day 5: Reproducible Research 

Who should participate? 

This course is suitable for data professionals working in public and private institutions in Rwanda. Examples include Data analysts, Business analysts, Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Chief Data Officers or Chief Digital Officers, Database Administrators, Statisticians and Data Architects. 

The fourth training cohort will run from 6-11 December 2022. 

More advanced courses will be offered to participants who excel in this foundational course. These advanced courses will go deeper into system security, production software orchestration, and database optimisation and will happen at the beginning of 2023. 


If you would like to learn more about our capacity development initiatives, please contactEdwin Byusa. 

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