The ALC Data Lab is The ALC Data Lab is a platform dedicated to providing open data analyses, explorations, and visualizations for security, peacebuilding and development related-themes across the African continent. It is a project borne out of the need for a robust data warehouse, flexible and with great ease of access for policy-makers, researchers and interested scholars; We are harnessing the tools of big data and other cutting-edge digital technologies to advance this vision.
The Data Lab currently features datasets on the Fragile States, RAND Database of African Terrorism Index, African Military Expenditure, Ebola Statistical Reports. We have a robust data warehousing platform to help store relevant peace and security datasets with open access to scholars from Africa. A major project of the Data Lab is the African Geography of Conflict which shows a geo-mapping visualization of timeline and chronology of major intra-state and inter-state conflicts in Africa since 1950. We also have infographic representation of data to help those who may not be statistically savvy to understand the data. We also have Women and Conflicts infographics.
Prof. 'Funmi OlonisakinFounding Director
African Leadership Centre