Data Culture – Data Playbook (Beta)

This module supports efforts to develop and support data-socialization skills within groups. This module aims to answer the question: How do we build a data-friendly culture? This includes the questions:
  • Why does data culture matter?
  • How can we start an informal data working group?
  • How can we design curriculum to build data skills within groups?


A suggested step by step process to achieve learning objectives.

  1. Read Data Socialisation: Fostering a Data Culture [Handout 1] to get an understanding of why building a data culture is important.
  2. To build foundations for developing informal data working groups, run the session Designing your data skills curriculum [SessionPlan 1] with your team to get an ideal of the skills they already possess and where there are gaps in knowledge.
  3. Use What is Data Literacy at IFRC? [SlideDeck 6] and Why Data Matters [SlideDeck 3] slide decks as discussion points for upcoming meetings of your working group.
  4. Provide your working group with the Our Data Audiences [Handout 12] so they can frame who they are trying to engage with data at IFRC.


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Sessions Plans

Longer social learning experiences


For distribution to participants for use post-training


Distilled information for use as standalone or parts of presentations.

Next Steps

Other relevant modules from the data playbook beta:

  • How do we build data-driven projects? [Module 3]

Download the module description (PDF) or download all the resources contained in this module here.

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