The Era of Big and Small Data

20/12/2015 – 24/12/2015, Pune, Maharashtra, India

​The 2015 International Indian Statistical Association Conference​ will bring together statisticians worldwide from academia, industry, government, and research institutes to explore the latest developments and challenges in the era of big and small data. Recent advancements in the fields of Statistics, Biostatistics, and Probability will also be discussed…more

Private-Public Partnerships: A New Data Source

17/12/2015 – 18/12/2015, Paris, France

​The OECD​ and PARIS21​ are hosting a workshop on Access to New Data Sources for statistics: Busines Models for Private-Public Partnerships. This wor​kshop w​ill bring together stakeholders from the commercial, non-commercial and public sectors and will start by reviewing opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt in using new data sources (telecom data, social media, sensors, credit card records, etc.) to enrich official statistics. The workshop will examine the specific aspects of access to such data…more​

Open Nepal Week Introduces Open Government Partnership

16/12/2015 – 17/12/2015, Thapathali, Nepal

​​​​​This yea​r Open Nepal Week brings together members of Nepal’s open development community to begin a discourse around the agenda of Open Government. The event will introduce, for the first time to civil society in Nepal, a globally recognized key engine for achieving effective and sustainable development – the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The event will also discuss the role of open government in successfully achieving the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showcase the efforts of organizations working to promote transparency of Nepal Earthquake relief funds, and share findings of the research studies dealing with post-disaster response.​..more​

The PARIS 2015 WBCSD Council Meeting

10/12/15, Paris, France

2015 is a critical year for the future of your business as the agendas of climate change, sustainable development and energy unite on a global scale. It’s the time for action, and you should take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity. Hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the WBCSD Council Member meeting in Paris will put you at the heart of the key global processes and position your company as a central solution provider for a sustainable world...more

Innovative Data Sources to Manage Disasters

09/12/2015, Paris, France

The PARIS21​ event at COP21 on data for disaster risk management aims at addressing the role of new technologies and the use of innovative sources of data in the management of natural disasters and catastrophic events.To better manage disasters and their impact, governments and the aid community can increasingly rely on new technologies and new sources of data such, including mobile phones, drones, biometric scanners or wearable devices. Yet the increasing abundancy of information also creates challenges. To explore how to meet these challenges, our side event will look at recent country case studies and discuss them in a broader development context, putting particular emphasis on capacity building and zooming in on the experiences of national governments officials, experts and professionals from the field.​​..more​

Big Data and the 2030 Agenda

08/12/2015 – 09/12/2015, Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Comission for Asia and the Pacific’s (ESCAP) will host an expert group meeting on the role of big data in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s goals in Asia and the Pacific Region. The two day expert group meeting will bring together practitioners at the forefront of Big Data research and practice to (1) develop a shared understanding on the challenges, opportunities and current state-of-play of Big Data for sustainable development policy; (2) determine areas of mutual interest as relates to Big Data and the Agenda 2030; and (3) identify creative-solutions and strategic directions for action using Big Data to support implementation, follow-up and review of the Agenda 2030…more

Open Data Roundtable on Climate Change

07/12/15, Paris, France

The Government of Mexico, the Government of France (Etalab), and the Center for Open Data Enterprise will hold a workshop to develop a global approach to using open data to address climate change. The results will feed into the elaboration of a Climate Package, following the model of the recently launched Anticorruption Package, attached to the International Open Data Charter that France has adopted in October…more

Climate Services as a Global Public Good: International Collaboration, Science, and Data Innovation

07/12/15, Paris, France

On 7 December 2015, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will host Climate Services as a Global Public Good: International Collaboration, Science, and Data Innovation, in Paris, France. This event will explain what climate services are, explore the critical role of science, data innovation, and international collaboration in the provision of these services. It will also highlight the value of climate services as a global public good. Examples will be provided on how the U.S. is collaborating with international partners to build regional and national resilience through climate services…more