Past Events

Expert Group Meeting on the Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics

12/07/2017 – 14/07/2017, New York, USA

Organized by United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the main objective of the Expert Group Meeting is to initiate the revision of the UN Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics. The revision with take into account the context of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provide guidance to countries on how to produce statistics on disability so as to better meet demands for good quality data for measuring and monitoring progress towards inclusion of persons with disabilities in development programs…more


Apply Earth Observation for the SDGs

12/07/2017, New York, USA

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), in partnership with NASA and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), will host a participatory and consultative multi-stakeholder training event featuring representatives from governments, civil society, international and research organizations, and academia as part of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development’s SDGs Learning, Training and Practice 2017 track. This training will provide an opportunity to learn about some of the challenges countries are facing (Colombia and Kenya), and learn from experts on some of the unique methods being developed and piloted on the use of EO data to address these challenges…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


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


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


Regional Meeting on Measuring Disability and Disability Statistics in Support of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Global Population and Housing Census Program 2020

20/06/2017 – 22/06/2017, Santiago, Chile

Hosted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the main purpose of the meeting is to compile national experiences, including challenges and lessons learned, on the approaches adopted to measure the population with disabilities during the national rounds of the 2010 round. The meeting will also provide the opportunity to initiate a debate on the Way to move towards the collection of disability data for the follow-up of the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, the meeting will allow sharing of national experiences among participating countries. The target audience of the meeting are statisticians and experts responsible for statistics on disability in national statistical offices…more


1st International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics

15/06/2017 – 17/06/2017, Hong Kong, SAR China

The 1st International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics is co-organized by the Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics (CMStatistics), the network of Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFENetwork) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School. This conference invites oral and poster presentations containing substantial advances in the broad areas of econometrics and statistics. All topics within the scope of the journal Econometrics and Statistics will be considered…more


The Role of Managing for Development Results in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030

15/06/2017 – 16/06/2017, Manila, Philippines

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a new holistic framework for all countries development efforts, linking people, planet and prosperity by 2030. Financial management and planning processes within countries are evolving to respond to the SDGs. Managing for Development Results has been a key concept in strengthening the capacity of the state, enabling it to improve the lives of its citizens. Our communities of practice are well-equipped to formulate ideas and contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs. This year’s seminar will therefore reflect on the challenges and opportunities presented by the 2030 development agenda. This seminar is jointly convened by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bankmore