Upcoming Events

Capacity Building Program on the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics in Africa

06/06/2017 – 29/06/2017, Virtual

A capacity building program on the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics has been launched by the African Centre for Statistics of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa jointly with the United Nations Statistics Division and the United Nations Environment Programme. Environmental sustainability is recognized as one of the three pillars that are critically linked to well-being of human in the global sustainable development agenda. The environmental issues are urgent and increasingly aggravating in Africa. Disasters triggered by rapid-onset natural hazards such as floods forced 1.1 million people displaced in 2015.  A spell of extended droughts and vegetation change from climate change are pushing many more people to the brink of famine. The population pressure on the environment such as urban pollution, deforestation and loss of top soil and underground water is at alarming rate and the situation will only exacerbate as its population is expected to be doubled by 2050…more

Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development

27/06/2017 – 29/06/2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Hosted by Data Pop Alliance and the UN System Staff College, the Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development professional training workshop will enhance participants’ “Big Data literacy” in the context and in support of the data revolution and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda by providing them with a deeper understanding, skills, resources, and connections to address the key applications and implications of Big Data in their work related to sustainable development, and as citizens…more

High Level Meeting: Data for Development in Africa

29/06/2017 – 30/06/2017, Nairobi, Kenya

With the theme of “Unleashing The Power of Data and Partnerships Across Africa,” this high-level event will amplify the voices of African governments, regional bodies, private sector, and civil society partners across the region and the world, to ensure that data becomes part of the infrastructure for sustainable development, while showcasing the new partnerships, projects, and institutions that are leading the way. The focus will be on developing the data infrastructure to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and showing how data partnerships can drive outcomes in different sectors. This event is co-hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, the Governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone, and Safaricom, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the Governments of Ghana, Senegal, and Tanzaniamore

United Nations High-Level Political Forum

10/07/2017 – 19/07/2017, New York, USA

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council, with the theme of “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year: Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 14…more

Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation (DSSV 2017)

12/07/2017 – 14/07/2017, Lisbon, Portugal

The International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) is pleased to announce the first conference on Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation DSSV 2017, that is a satellite conference of the 61st World Statistics Congress in Marrakesh, Morocco.  IASC aims to bring together researchers and professionals interested in the interplay of computer science, statistics and visualisation, hence building bridges between these fields. The conference will be hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbonmore

Africa Open Data Conference

17/07/2017 – 21/07/2017, Accra, Ghana

Organized by the Government of Ghana, Ghana Statistical Service, National Information Technology Agency, Ghana Open Data Initiative, Open Data Institute, Development Gateway, Open Knowledge International, GODAN, and Talk Africa, the 2017 Africa Open Data Conference is set to attract over 600 delegates drawn from all over Africa and the world at large. This auspicious event will push the leadership role of the private sector in supplying, using, and demanding open data; bring together brilliant innovators and visionaries to grow their networks, hone their success, and connect with sources of support; and introduce investors and donors to an expanding sector that seeks and supplies open data to achieve development goals in Africa and across the globe…more

Global Symposium on Development Finance Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities for DFIs in a Changing World

19/07/2017 – 20/07/2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized by the World Bank Group and Bank Negara Malaysia, the symposium with the theme “Challenges and Opportunities for DFIs in a Changing World” is intended to provide an avenue for various stakeholders of DFIs, which include government officials, regulators, DFIs, academia and researchers; to share, learn as well as exchanging of ideas on the global trends, current and future outlook, best practices & regulations, innovations and contemporary issues surrounding the development finance ecosystem…more

UNLEASH Sustainable Development Goals Innovation Lab

13/08/2017 – 21/08/2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Action4SD is a partner of the upcoming UNLEASH SDGs Innovation Lab which will convene 1,000 cross-sectoral leaders from around the world to design and deploy scalable solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference organizers have offered full sponsorship (details below) for up to 50 civil society innovators from the Action4SD community to participate in the nine day workshop to co-create high-impact SDGs implementation programs…more