PaulaHidalgo-Sanchis manages Pulse Lab Kampala, a Lab of the UN Global Pulse network. Global Pulse is a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data. Its vision is a future in which big data is harnessed safely and responsibly as a public good. Its mission is to accelerate discovery, development and scaled adoption of big data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action.
She has worked as a humanitarian and development practitioner for 18 years. She has worked as Manager of Innovations, Social Policy Advisor and Analyst posted in America, Asia and Africa. With field experience in over 20 countries, she is passionate about promoting innovations for human development. She is motivated to promote the use of big data and artificial intelligence to achieve today’s world challenges.
Paula holds a PhD in Geography and a Master’s degree on international assistance and is an expert on vulnerability analysis.