The Data Science Fellowship Program is part of the Kaduna State’s Data Revolution Plan, aimed at strengthening coordination in the collection and use of data for evidence-based decision-making. The Data Lab Project is jointly run by the Kaduna State Government, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Natview Foundation for Technology Innovation.
It is a 5-year project aimed at supporting the state in the implementation of the Data Revolution Plan, with the core objective of developing human capital around data science and using data for decision-making.
The Data Science Fellowship program over a period of 5 years would build the capacity of 100 young people in cohorts. The first cohort of the fellowship successfully trained 30 young people in data science and the use of modern decision-making tools.
The 6-month program with a focus on the health sector would have a 3-month intensive training in a classroom learning environment and a 3-month paid internship; where participants would have the opportunity to work closely within the Amina J. Mohammed SDGs Data Lab under the Kaduna State Bureau of Statistics.