Raheema Abdirizaq


Raheema Abdirizaq (she/her) joined Gather as communications and research officer in 2020 and is driven by using evidence-based research to create tangible, lasting changes to society. Raheema manages Gather’s thought leadership programme, leads Gather's social media engagement and supports on charity governance. In 2020 Gather - a nonprofit transforming municipal sanitation data - was recognised as one of top 10 tech for good initiatives in the UK.

15:35 - 16:30

Monday 10 May

Decolonising data: principles for improving the ownership, diversity and accessibility of data

Gather will facilitate a panel discussion of experts from across the geospatial, international development, and open data discipline to discuss the challenges, failures, and pathways to success for decolonising data. This will include conversations around how to ensure equitable access, ownership, and use of data by local stakeholders and decision makers, and representative datasets that surface under-represented groups. The session will be chaired by Raheema Abdirizaq, with panelists Rudo Kemper, Dr Azzam Abuhabib and Carmen Leon-Himmelstine.