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Josje Spierings

Head of the Secretariat of the International Data Responsibility Group (NL)

Josje Spierings is head of the Secretariat of the International Data Responsibility Group, (IDRG) a collaboration between the Data & Society Research Institute, Data-Pop Alliance, the GovLab at NYU, UN Global Pulse, SignalProgram – Harvard Humanitarian Initiative – Harvard University and Leiden University. Together, these partners aim to advance the agenda of responsible data use for vulnerable and crisis affected populations. Josje is project leader at Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation, where she works on project design and delivery in the HumanityX program.

She has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and a BSc and MSc in Public Administration from Leiden University.