AfricaGIS 2017 Conference

21/11/2017 – 24/11/2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, AfricaGIS™ is the premier conference and exhibition focusing on geo-information science and technologies in Africa. The principal objective of AfricaGIS™ is to provide a platform for geo-information professionals from Africa to learn about geo-information science and technology and its applications. This unique conference provides a forum for geo-information professionals to meet, interact, and be updated on new developments, products and emerging trends and issues. It also provides a unique opportunity for interaction among practitioners to share information and knowledge to advance the development and application of geo-information science and technologies to meet African developmental needs…more

5th IMF Statistical Forum

16/11/2017 – 17/11/2017, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted by the International Monetary Fund, the Forum is a platform for policymakers, academics, researchers, and compilers of economic and financial data to come together to discuss cutting-edge issues in macroeconomic and financial statistics and to build support for statistical improvements. The theme of this year’s Statistical Forum is “Measuring the Digital Economy.” Digitalization has transformed the way we work, consume, and engage with one another. Against a backdrop of slow growth of GDP and productivity, concerns that existing macroeconomic statistics may not fully capture the gains from digital and digitally-enabled products and activities have become a topic of much discussion and debate. The Forum will include empirical or conceptual papers that foster progress on understanding the implications of digitalization for macroeconomic and financial statistics and developing strategies to fill the measurement gaps…more

2nd Asia Finance Forum: FinTech and Sustainable Development

8/11/2017 – 10/11/2017, Manila, Philippines

The conference, in collaboration between Asian Development Bank (ADB) and ADB Institute, aims to discuss the growing importance of digital finance and its cross-cutting impacts on sustainable development goals including poverty reduction, inclusive economic growth, inequality mitigation, as well as having an impact on addressing thematic issues such as hunger, health, education, gender, energy, infrastructure, and climate change…more

Cross Regional Forum: Financing Mechanisms

30/10/2017 – 31/10/2017, Paris, France

Organized by PARIS21, the cross-regional forum “Funding Statistical Development: Good Practices and Opportunities with the 2030 Agenda” will be held on 30-31 October, with the objective of presenting good practices on the financing of statistics from all regions, discussing the replicability/scalability of these good practices, providing recommendations to implement them, and informing PARIS21 tools and guidelines related to statistical funding (ADAPT, NSDS Guidelines, PRESS, CRESS, advocacy tools, etc.)…more

ASA Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference

19/10/2017 – 21/10/2017, La Jolla, United States

The American Statistical Association’s Women in Statistics and Data Science will gather professionals and students from academia, industry, and the government working in statistics and data science. Find unique opportunities to grow your influence, your community, and your knowledge. Whether you are pursuing your education, are early in your career, or are a more experienced professional, WSDS 2017 is the place to present your life’s work or share your perspective on the role of women in today’s statistics and data science fields…more

Third meeting of the Regional Steering Group for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

18/10/2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The Regional Steering Group of Get Every One in the Picture provides guidance for the implementation of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, and is entrusted to act as custodian of the Asia and Pacific CRVS Decade (2015 – 2024). Comprising 30 members: 22 from member states and eight development partners, membership of the Regional Steering Group is based on Government nominations and represents a balance of geography and sectors including civil registration, statistics, health and planning…more

Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators Tackles Monitoring Framework

The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) opens 15 November in Geneva. All countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to join Members during the last two days of the four-day meeting. The IAEG-SDGs was established by the UN Statistical Commission at its 46th…