Esri Asia Pacific User Conference

30/11/2015 – 01/12/2015, Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by Esri Thailand, the 2015 Esri Asia Pacific User Conference (APUC) will bring the best of the annual Esri User Conference in San Diego to the city of Bangkok. Learn directly from Esri specialists about everything from 3D cartography to Geodesign and see how your peers are successfully applying Esri software to their work…more

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

Global Goals Lab Data Summit

25/11/2015 – 26/11/2015, Stockholm, Sweden

Hosted by Quantified Planet and Future Earth, the Global Goals Lab DATA SUMMIT will take place 25-26 November 2015, Stockholm. The first data summit following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in September will provide the space to rethink data for development and global sustainability. The summit aims to link personal health to the health of cities and the health of the planet. We will connect people working with data, sensor technology and development for two days of deep dialogue, project initiation and innovation. The end goal is to launch the GLOBAL GOALS LAB, an innovation space around data for the UN Global Goals…more

11th Africa Symposium on Statistical Development

23/11/2015 – 25/11/2015 Libreville, Gabon

Hosted by Direction Generale de la Statistique (DGS) of the Government of the Republic of Gabon, the 11th Installment of the Africa Symposia on Statistical Development will be held back to back with Statistics Commission for Africa and Committee of Directors-General meetings. The theme of this year’s symposium is Promoting Use of Information and Communication Technology Solutions in Improving CRVS in Africa…more

African Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics

21/11/2015 – 22/11/2015, Libreville, Gabon

Jointly hosted by the African Development Bank, Statistics Canada, and the United Nations Statistics Division, the African Conference is part of a series of regional conferences on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics in support of the post-2015 Development Agenda. It builds on the outcome of the High-Level Global Conference organised by UNSD and Eurostat in January 2015 in New York and the recognition by the 46th session of the UN Statistical Commission of the emerging demands for high-quality statistics and the need for modernisation of national, regional and international statistical systems. The Conference aims at taking stock of various international, regional, sub-regional and national initiatives for integrating and modernising statistical systems, and shaping the global initiative for a Transformative Agenda to the African context. The Conference will be organised in four substantive sessions covering the 5 thematic areas of the Transformative Agenda. It is expected African countries to steer this event for which substantial time will be assigned to group discussions and plenary interventions…more

Third IMF Statistical Forum: Official Statistics to Support Evidence-based Economic Policymaking

19/11/2015 – 20/11/2015, Frankfurt, Germany

This year’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) forum and discussions will touch upon themes such as the relevance of micro data for evidence-based policymaking; big data and micro-data hubs; statistics on a from-whom-to-whom basis; macroeconomic impacts of natural resources; and measuring material conditions. The Third IMF Statistical Forum will be co-organised by the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt am Main. The conference is by invitation only…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