The Opportunity Project to host discussion on Puerto Rico data challenges

by Mar 23, 2022Federal Government, Puerto Rico0 comments

The Opportunity Project, an initiative of the Census Open Innovation Labs, will host an open discussion on data challenges in Puerto Rico on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 1:30-2:30 pm EDT.  This will be an opportunity to learn more about the TOP process and ways the model can be leveraged to tackle data challenges and opportunities in Puerto Rico in addressing key community, social, economic issues.

TOP is an initiative of the Census Open Innovation Labs that brings together technologists, government, and communities to co-create products or solutions that serve individuals and communities nationwide. Each year, federal agencies, local governments, and NGOs identify high-priority challenges and facilitate sprints that bring together these cross-sector collaborators for co-creating solutions to address problems with data in a real way.

Puerto Rico is a main focus of TOP sprints this year. In the session participants will help craft problem statements for TOP PR (by April 1) that challenges data users, data consumers, technologists, and various sectors to develop solutions to solve needs in Puerto Rico, using data, including:

  • Childhood poverty
  • Reimagining schools
  • Mental health
  • Environmental justice
  • Address & geospatial infrastructure
  • Entrepreneurship & access to capital

Participants are encouraged to register to join the event to discuss the TOP process that can be employed to solve challenges at the heart of Puerto Rico’s most pressing challenges.