ODI Fridays: How the Cabinet Office is highlighting racial disparity

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Fri Nov 9, 2018 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Zamila Bunglawala will be presenting the world’s first website to detail all Government data by ethnicity, published and unpublished, highlighting disparities between ethnic groups

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Zamila Bunglawala, JRF Fellow in Practice at the LSE International Inequalities Institute and Deputy Director of the Cabinet Office Race Disparity Unit, will be presenting the world’s first website to detail all Government data by ethnicity, published and unpublished, highlighting disparities between ethnic groups across areas including education, employment, health, housing and criminal justice.

Developed in collaboration with academics, open data experts, community groups, NGOs central and local Government colleagues and members of the public, the talk will cover the following:

  • Highlight how extensive user testing with diverse groups across the UK identified ways to make the presentation and navigation of the website data more accessible;
  • Discuss if digitising data – focusing on open data quality, trust and users – empowers users, informs or transforms policy and programs, improves access, transparency and benefits experts, NGOs and services to tackle ethnic disparities and improve outcomes.
  • Explore strategic questions currently in the open data space including who are the users; who can open data measure impact; challenge the inequalities data infrastucture and highlight policies developed.

About the speaker

Zamila is JRF Fellow in Practice at the LSE International Inequalities Institute and Deputy Director of the Race Disparity Audit in the Cabinet Office delivering the Prime Minister’s priority project and Ethnicity facts and figures website, a pioneering open data project, unprecedented in scale, scope and transparency.

Through her national and international policy, strategy and programmes experience leading in senior roles – including No.10 Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office, United Nations in Darfur, Sudan and Kathmandu, Nepal, Open Society Foundation, Brookings Institution and Young Foundation. She sits on the boards of UNESCO-UK, UK Research Institute, Concern Worldwide and Concern UK, and is a Fellow at both the London School of Economics and University of Manchester.

Image: Prime Minister Theresa May holds a Race disparity Roundtable at 10 Downing Street, as she launched the new ‘Ethnicity Facts and Figures’ website. Flickr, public domain

Live stream

There will be a live stream here from 1pm on Friday 9 November.

Live stream