Meet a TReNDS Expert: Philipp Schönrock

Written by TReNDS Staff

In the Meet TReNDS series, we introduce you to TReNDS' experts, staff, and friends–leading individuals and organizations in the broader data for development community.

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TReNDS expert Philipp Schönrock, Director of Cepei

About Philipp

Philipp is the Director of Cepei, an independent think tank, that he founded in 2003. He was the co-chair of Beyond 2015, and currently serves as a board member of Together 2030, and Core Women. He is also a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the Programme Committee of the UN World Data Forum. In 2018 he was a visiting Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.

Q&A

TReNDS Staff: In your career, what area of data for development have you primarily focused on?
Philipp Schönrock: Data ecosystems, data sharing, open data and big data

What emerging area of data for development are you most eager to tackle in your own work?
Subnational and disaggregated data

What emerging area of data for development are you most eager to see addressed by the community at large?
Monitoring and follow-up of the SDGs

What is the most interesting use of data you’ve seen?
Data República: www.datarepublica.org

What are you most eager to engage in with TReNDS?
Data sharing

Read one of Philipp’s recent publications here.