Registration now open for CGIAR’s Ontologies CoP Webinar: Transforming Big Data for Indigenous Futures: The CARE Principles of Indigenous Data Governance on 23 November 2021


CGIAR’s Ontologies Community of Practice (CoP) is set to host a webinar entitled, ‘Transforming Big Data for Indigenous Futures: The CARE Principles of Indigenous Data Governance,’ on 23 November 2021 at 15:00 CEST. 

The webinar will feature Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll and Talia Anderson from the University of Arizona. Throughout the webinar, Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll and Talia Anderson will address questions about how organizations like CGIAR can support the creation of new institutional frameworks that center the terms of Indigenous communities around research and data partnerships and also, how to enact policy and practice changes that protect and strengthen Indigenous Peoples’ relationships with data, information, and knowledge?

Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll is Ahtna, a citizen of the Native Village of Kluti-Kaah in Alaska, and of Sicilian-decent. She is Assistant Professor of Public Health and Associate Director for the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona. Her interdisciplinary research group, the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance develops research, policy, and practice innovations for Indigenous data sovereignty.  Stephanie co-edited the book Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy and led the publication of the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance. Stephanie co-founded the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network and co-founded and chairs the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA). She chairs the Indigenous Data Working Group for the IEEE P2890 Recommended Practice for Provenance of Indigenous Peoples' Data.

Talia Anderson is a PhD student in the School of Geography, Development and Environment and in the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research at the University of Arizona. She uses a variety of data types, from tree rings to satellite imagery, to explore climate impacts in both localized areas and large, multi-country regions. Talia's PhD research focuses on changes in extreme events and rainfall in Central America and will explore if and how climate information is used by farmers in Guatemala, so that it can be better tailored to fit their needs. As part of a case study, she is currently working with Dr. Carroll to evaluate CGIAR's practices and policies as they relate to Indigenous research and ethics.

Registration is open now. Interested participants can register here.

Learn more about the webinar here