Dec 2014-Jan 2015

December and January have been busy months for data revolutionaries. Several critiques were published of the IEAG’s report, A World That Counts. There was significant attention on the need for a gender data revolution. Other topics included the challenge of having a country-led data revolution and the need to finance the data revolution. We have…

ICT Data Revolution

30/11/2015 – 02/12/2015, Hiroshima, Japan

​The 13th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-2015) will feature discussions on pertinent topics such as big data from the ICT sector and the data revolution, progress in measuring the impact of ICT, ICT indicators and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) monitoring framework and measuring ICT innovation, alongside new developments in data visualization. The results of the work of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI) and the Expert Group on Household Indicators (EGH) will be presented for adoption by the WTIS-2015…more

Africa calls for better data and better lives -18/11/2015

​18/11/2015, Africa

African countries converge for African Statistics Day 2015 in hopes of raising public awareness about the importance of statistics in economic and social development and in preserving the environment. Each member country reflects on their achievements and improvements made in their development trajectory as well progress made in measuring this development. The festivities have selected “Better data for better lives: Harnessing modern technology to enhance national statistical systems” as the theme for 2015…more

Data to Reach Underserved Communities – 18/11/2015

​​18/11/2015, Washington, DC, USA

At this Georgetown University event, participants will sit down with thought leaders in Big Data and civic technology to discuss how these tools can be used in public policy and social innovation, particularly for underserved communities. Co-hosted by Georgetown’s Massive Data Institute at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown’s Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation​, this work aims to better understand the impact of data on social and public outcomes…more

Celebrating GIS Technology

17/11/2015 – 19/11/2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Esri invites the Middle East and North African geospatial communities to celebrate geographic information system (GIS) technology in Abu Dhabi on November 17-19. The Esri Middle East and North Africa User Conference (MENAUC) will bring the best of the annual Esri User Conference in San Diego to the U.A.E. Spend two days sharpening your GIS skills while networking with Esri staff and users from across the region…more

October-December, 2014

On November 7th, the UN Secretary General’s Independent Advisory Expert Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution published its report, ‘A World That Counts’: Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development’. The report generated a wide range of responses. We have collected and summarized the articles and blog posts we found below. Please contact us if…

October7-22, 2014

On October 15th, the UN Secretary General’s Independent Advisory Expert Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution closed its comments and private submissions as it prepares its report for the UN Secretary General. There was a flurry of blog posts surrounding the deadline. We’ve compiled a brief list below. Contact us if you have additions.  …