Gathering a network of Prime Ministers around the continent of Africa, the CollatEd Lab ventures into strengthening the leadership capacities of ministries through instructing on evidence-based, sustainable governance strategies aimed at improving the abilities of Ministers to accelerate their country’s progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The bi-annual program is currently in its development process with its first cohort of Prime Ministers; in 2020, CollatEd’s Global Steering Committee will continue to develop a federal-level Long Term Strategic Development Program for its ministerial members.
CollatEd Lab focuses on integrating data-driven practices in emerging economies and ensuring that the 75% of developing countries projected to fall behind in the next decade will stay apace with Artificial Intelligence advancements, and the most innovative methods of curating effective policy solutions to complex challenges in digital society. This includes the inauguration of “Ministries of Data Science” to oversee the retention of significant economic, social and scientific value from data for the federal governments involved in the Global Steering Committee to further promote international-wide sustainable development initiatives. Ministries of Data Science will explore the design of policies for ensuring the social protection of workers in the gig economy.
CollatEd provides the critical tools to pinpoint, address, and prevent public policy issues as well as foster high-impact opportunities between academic, private, and public sectors. In over 100 nations, CollatEd Lab taps into the potential of human-centered innovation through building policy infrastructure with governments and the UN for the purpose of making valuable investments in civil society. CollatEd Lab is a fundamental advancement to the digital knowledge economy in developing and developed countries, accelerating the impact of an intercultural society to reflect the modern standards of geopolitical decision making, technological proliferation, and leadership development. The lab’s multi-stakeholdership ideal overcomes the long-standing barrier of distrust of people against legislators, and allows Challenges to introduce the academic sector to hands-on policy development.