Learning Outcomes & Benefits to Learners
This online scholarship program represents a maiden attempt in India to bring data and social scientists together to solve impactful intersectional issues with an interdisciplinary approach. Learners will have the opportunity to become data pioneers with interdisciplinary subject-matter expertise in climate and health data, with a key focus on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) and intersectionality. The program design integrates a strong focus on real-life datasets and application of learnings for solution. The learning outcomes for the program are:
- Proficiency in techniques and tools for data collection, curation, collation, clustering, classification and visualization
- Familiarity with important approaches to analytics using statistical and machine learning algorithms, with a focus on using data analytics to address issues at the intersection of climate change and public health
- Understanding data governance and ethics issues and how these affect practice
Trained data scientists possess the skills to collect, analyze, and interpret large volumes of data, enabling them to identify patterns, trends, and correlations. By equipping yourself with the techniques and tools of data science to address challenges at the intersection of climate change and public health, this online scholarship program will enable you to:
- Understand linkages between climate change and public health
- Engage in data-driven decision-making: help policymakers, researchers, and public health officials make evidence-based decisions to mitigate the negative effects of climate change on public health.
- Forecast future trends and risks, enabling public health agencies to allocate resources efficiently and implement preventive measures.
- Risk assessment and vulnerability mapping: conduct risk assessments and vulnerability mapping exercises to identify regions and populations that are most susceptible to climate-related health risks, understand their specific needs, and design targeted interventions.
- Communication and public awareness: develop visualizations, dashboards, and interactive tools that make data understandable and actionable for policymakers, public health officials, and the general public, raise awareness about the health impacts of climate change and foster public support for climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.