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DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) is an advocacy organization dedicated to eradicating extreme poverty and AIDS in Africa.
DATA lobbies governments of the world's wealthiest nations – the U.S., U.K., Germany, Italy, France, Canada and Japan – to keep their commitments to Africa and build upon them with better policies and additional resources that will help put the continent on the road to long-term stability and prosperity. We also call on Africa's leaders to strengthen democracy, accountability and transparency in government, to ensure these additional resources are effectively deployed. We rely on and support African citizens in holding their governments responsible for their policy decisions.
How does DATA work?
DATA has helped focus public attention on how to beat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa by working closely with politicians, the media and celebrities. Through high-profile events and grass-roots campaigns like Live 8, Make Poverty History, Deine Stimme Gegen Armut, the ONE Campaign and Product (RED), DATA reaches millions of people in schools, shopping malls, business parks, football fields and churches. DATA works to build popular movements of people who want their governments to help Africans achieve a better future.
From our offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, we work with political, media and faith leaders to raise awareness in the U.S. about the toll extreme poverty is taking in Africa and how we can save lives and stabilize communities with tested, proven solutions. In America we work in partnership with the ONE Campaign and other non-governmental organizations to build a movement of Americans who want the U.S. to take a leadership role in helping Africans fight AIDS and extreme poverty.
In Europe, our offices in London and Berlin raise awareness and put pressure on the leadership of the UK, France, Germany and Italy to keep their promises to Africa and, where possible, build upon them.
In Abuja, Nigeria we work with African leaders from across the continent to gather on-the-ground intelligence about which anti-AIDS and poverty interventions are working, and which are not. We then feed that intelligence back into our work with policymakers in Europe and the U.S.
What is Africa's role?
Just as DATA stands for debt, AIDS and trade in Africa, it also stands for democracy, accountability and transparency in Africa.
When was DATA created?
DATA was founded in 2002 by U2 lead singer Bono, Bobby Shriver and activists from the Jubilee "Drop the Debt" campaign.
Where is DATA?
DATA's principle offices are in Washington, D.C. and London, but we also have small offices in Los Angeles, Berlin and Abuja, Nigeria. If you’d like to contact us, click here.
Does DATA Have Any Jobs or Internships Available?
Visit our job openings page to see if we're currently hiring or accepting intern applications.