News and developments from RD4C


RD4C Bites: Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority

Posted on 9th of January 2024 by John-Matthew Conely

RD4C Bites: Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority
RD4C Bites: Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority

Welcome to the fourth episode of RD4C Bites, our ongoing series of short video interviews in which we highlight lessons and experience from data-focused practitioners on the responsible handling of data of and for children.

In this episode we hear from Dr. Yousef Al Hammadi, Executive Director of Knowledge and Impact at the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority, an entity of the Abu Dhabi government, to learn about multi-sector collaboration to support children’s early development, health, and general wellbeing.

In the video above, Dr. Al Hammadi discusses the mission of the ECA, enablers and challenges to responsible data practices (particularly with regard to administrative data), and ongoing efforts to continue to support responsible use of data of and for children.

Key Takeaways:

  • To overcome the prevalence of data silos between sectors, encourage the building of data ecosystems to facilitate the sharing of data between sectors.

  • Data analysis should be fundamentally purpose driven and directly informed by the needs of stakeholders. 

  • Strong support for data analytics capabilities on behalf of leadership is crucial to ensuring that data systems, data talent, and overall data technology are effective.

Follow our blog to stay updated on further upcoming RD4C Bites episodes.

Back to the Blog