WDL adds that it has long-term plans to use the power of data science to improve the quality of life for people in Africa. It will do this by partnering with private and public sector players and raising awareness around key impact topics.

In addition, the company says that it is in the process of opening a physical office in Kenya with ambitious growth plans on the continent.

WDL's first Ubuntuland-based projects, which are currently under evaluation and construction, are the following:
  • developing a Data Science Metaversity with data insights and visualisation for anyone who wants to learn more about Africa through interactive tools and gamification
  • opening a Consumer Insights hub for organisations looking to establish or expand their footprint in the fast-growing African market
  • providing Metaverse addressable market statistics and an analytics board.
According to the organisation, it takes strategic insights and data-driven decision-making to the next level. The organisation says that this is done by developing the credible, granular, global and forward-looking economic and demographic forecasts for leading organisations such as:
  • L'Oréal
  • Danone
  • McKinsey
  • Deloitte, and
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The company adds that it is known for its insights and analytics platform World Data Pro, as well as for being creators of public goods that track the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals in real-time, such as:
  • World Population Clock
  • World Poverty Clock, and
  • Internet Poverty Index.
"With our entry into Africarare, we are taking our mission 'Making everyone count' to the next level by being one of the pioneering companies in the digital realm of the metaverse," says Homi Kharas, co-founder and chief data officer of World Data Lab. "WDL's team is excited to work together with Mic and his outstanding team on democratising access to data insights on the continent in the most interactive and impactful way."

"We are thrilled that World Data Lab is moving into Africarare," adds Mic Mann, co-founder and CEO of Africarare.

"The work done by this visionary team is vital to human progress and we look forward to collaborating with them on solutions that will make a difference for all Africans," Mann concludes.

For more information, visit www.worlddata.io. You can also follow World Data Lab on Twitter.