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Tuesday 18th October

Which populations and areas of South Yorkshire are more affected by digital poverty?

About this event

The South Yorkshire Office for Data Analytics (SYODA) is a collaborative pilot programme seeking to highlight the benefits of increased data sharing, and analytical capacity for evidence-based decision making by regional organisations and partners.

The SYODA pilot was established in response to a defined regional policy need and the belief that better data use leads to better evidence and results in better decisions. Directed and co-funded by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA), the pilot uses University of Sheffield expertise and analytics and aims to build the case for a permanent SYODA service.

The pilot stage has now concluded and we are hosting webinars to demonstrate the findings of the pilot projects. The webinars are an opportunity to find out about the SYODA and its potential impact across the region and to hear from the academics behind the successful pilot projects.

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Digital Poverty

Which populations and areas of South Yorkshire are more affected by digital poverty?

 

The project ‘Understanding Digital Poverty in South Yorkshire’, undertaken as part of the South Yorkshire Office for Data Analytics Pilot, has been developed to respond to the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority’s need to better understand the ways in which digital poverty affects inequality across the region, and to identify its most digitally excluded social groups, as well as the specific barriers that lead to their exclusion.

The project ‘Understanding Digital Poverty in South Yorkshire’ has been led by Dr. Efpraxia D. Zamani and Dr. Sara Vannini (Information School, University of Sheffield) and it involved visually mapping digital poverty in the South Yorkshire region.

This mapping exercise provides a nuance understanding of which populations and areas are more affected and thus potentially excluded from the labour market, education, and services due to being digitally excluded.

 

 

If you are unable to attend the webinars but would like to know more about the Office for Data Analytics please get in touch:

James Cokeham, Regional Economic Development Manager, University of Sheffield:

E: j.a.cokeham@sheffield.ac.uk

Jonathan Guest, Head of Policy, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority:

E: jonathan.guest@southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk