Upcoming Events

Conference on National Reporting Platforms

22/01/2018 – 24/01/2018, New York, USA

Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division, this conference will bring together representatives from national statistical offices, international and regional organizations with programmes or initiatives that support data platforms in countries, as well as donors and other providers of data platform solutions. Representatives of statistical offices will be both from countries where solutions are already implemented and can be shared with others, and from countries where no SDG data reporting platform has been established yet.

National Platforms for SDG Reporting

22/01/2018–24/01/2018, New York, USA

Hosted by the UN Statistics Division, the objective of this meeting is to review best practices and to discuss and showcase possible solutions and to identify ways forward for their implementation. In addition, the meeting will produce recommendations and guidelines for basic requisites of national data platforms suitable to SDG follow-up and reporting.The event will bring together representatives from national statistical offices, international and regional organizations with programs or initiatives that support data platforms in countries, as well as donors and other providers of data platform solutions. Representatives of statistical offices will be both from countries where solutions are already implemented and can be shared with others, and from countries where no SDG data reporting platform has been established yet. A total of 40-60 participants are expected, including SDG focal points and data managers…more

Data Analysis for Development Planners

12/02/2018 – 23/02/2018, Dakar, Senegal

Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the overarching objective of the Data Analysis for Development Planners course is to contribute to the development of a critical mass of highly skilled middle and senior policy officials and decision makers who will be suitably or better equipped to collect and/or analyze data for the purpose of national, sub-regional, and regional development planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. More specifically, the course will  provide training on different methods and types of data collection and analyses. The course content covers a range of both theoretical and practical issues in data collection and analysis. Softwares which can be deployed to undertake complex analyses will be demonstrated and their uses taught. The course will respond to the needs articulated by African governments for a corpus of skilled mid-level and senior development planners who are adequately equipped to collect and analyze data…more

Data for Development Festival

21/03/2018 – 23/03/2018, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Data for Development festival is the inaugural in-person gathering of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. It is an exciting chance to exchange ideas with partners from around the world, generate new collaborations, and explore the impact of emerging technology on people’s lives. This event provides an opportunity to participate in numerous thematic events, network with the global data community, meet representatives of the Global Partnership’s new Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Group, and shape the partnership’s future…more

GIS for a Sustainable World

17/04/2018 – 19/04/2018, Geneva, Switzerland

Co-hosted by Esri and UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), this year’s conference features an engaging, interactive environment that drives collaboration with your peers. You’ll learn how other GIS users are enjoying improved workflows and efficiencies, and learn how big data and real-time data analytics can unlock the full potential of your data. Go in-depth on new, innovative solutions like virtual and augmented reality apps, with an agenda full of immersive technical workshops, interactive discussion groups, and engaging breakout sessions…more

IAOS-OECD Conference 2018

19/09/2018 – 21/09/2018, Paris, France

The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will jointly organize the 16th edition of the IAOS Conference, Better Statistics for Better Lives that will take place at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France. With the aim of promoting official statistics, the theme of this conference Better Statistics for Better Lives will serve as an umbrella to discuss the most pressing problems regarding the production, dissemination, and use of official statistics. This conference will be an important driver of the agenda towards better understanding official statistics, increasing their usefulness, addressing challenges, and finding potential options to improve statistics in a particular subject or field…more

SciDataCon 2018

22/10/2018 – 26/10/2018, Gaborone, Botswana

Hosted by CODATA, SciDataCon 2018 will address the theme of ‘The Digital Frontiers of Global Science’.  In a hyperconnected world where the internet is pervasive and web technologies are driving major changes in our lives, research has become more than ever before digital and international.  Furthermore, the major societal and scientific challenges facing humanity in this digital age are profoundly global in character, requiring the participation of researchers from all countries and disciplines. The data revolution is also a major source of the scientific opportunities to address these issues but to realise these potentials the frontiers of science, data analysis and stewardship must be advanced.  Likewise, the data revolution must be inclusive, benefitting all,  and harnessing all energies: no parts of the world and no disciplines should be left behind….more