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A career advancing responsible use of data for inclusive development and digital transformation of countries

Craig Zelizer

February 25, 2023

PCDN is pleased to announce our upcoming Social Change Career Podcast Livestream.

In the session, A career advancing responsible use of data for inclusive development and digital transformation of countries, Karla Yee Amezaga will discuss the essential role of data in responsible and inclusive development policies.

In an increasingly data-rich world, Karla will share her professional experiences in data policy, analytics and in projects in collaboration with different sectors and global stakeholders. All of this focused on promoting the effective and trustworthy use of data to inform decision making and contribute to the inclusive development and digital transformation of countries.

She will highlight the key competencies needed to harness the power of data. She will also address some of the various career paths available in the public, private and non-profit sectors, and why professionals should consider acquiring basic data skills to improve their job prospects.

Finally, she will share some stories about the impact of data for development and where she sees the field going in the next decade.


Karla Yee Amezaga is originally from Mexico. She is passionate about data policy issues, data privacy, geospatial analysis, and exploring how data can promote digital transformation of governments, trusted cross-sector collaboration, better user-centric services, and inclusive and sustainable development around the world. Currently, she is Platform Curator for Data Policy at the World Economic Forum in San Francisco, California. Prior to joining the Forum, Karla worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank in Washington, D.C., supporting data analysis, digital transformation of governments and statistical capacity building. Before that, she worked at the OECD, Ashoka Changemakers, and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Karla holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of California - San Diego (UCSD), and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and in International Relations from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM).

How do I attend: The Social Change Career Podcast livestream can be watched on  Linkedin & Youtube. The recording will be also uploaded to our Youtube Channel and converted to an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast.

When: The session will be streamed on March 14 at 1 pm EST. 

Why is PCDN doing this? We are deeply committed to helping social impact professionals and students around the world find their path to impact careers. We only have one planet and one life, and our goal is to help as many people put impact & changemaking at the heart of their work across diverse sectors.

For those who want much greater support, access to the world’s best experts, more interactive sessions, networking events & workshops over 350 opportunities per month (fellowships, jobs, funding, socent +startup, training and more) + tons of members only benefits please visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: The podcast features short interviews led by the PCDN leadership team with our guests and there is usually time for questions from the audience. 

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