The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development 2016

31/03/2016 – 02/04/2016, Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development 2016 will be convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) as a preparatory event for the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD). This event will take place in Bangkok Thailand and bring civil society organizations from different sectors and countries together to explore common ground and actions and develop common messages for the APFSD, as well as coordinate strategies for more meaningful participation in the regional intergovernmental processes for sustainable development…more

OECD Global Forum on Development 2016

31/03/2016, Paris, France

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will convene the 2016 edition of its Global Forum on Development, From Commitment to Actual Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Policies, data and financing, on 31 March 2016 in Paris. The Forum will specifically discuss how national policies and strategies can be optimised. It will also look at approaches aiming to scale up rural initiatives and leverage the data revolution to track progress toward achieving the SDGs and maximising resources through innovative partnerships…more

Putting Data to Work for Sustainable Development: New Methods to Understand Use

31/03/2016, Washington, DC, USA

At this AidData and Development Gateway event, we will explore some of the new and innovative approaches being leveraged to understand and cultivate in-country demand for data and evidence to support sustainable development. This panel discussion will be followed by breakout group sessions where attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on: (1) AidData’s forthcoming data and evidence survey of more than 40,000 development policymakers and practitioners in 126 low- and middle-income countries and (2) Development Gateway’s Results Data Initiative…more

The Humanitarian Innovation Jam

21/03/2016 – 22/03/2016, Kampala, Uganda

Hosted by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Humanitarian Innovation Jam brings together humanitarians, academics, and the private sector to discuss and problem-solve around humanitarian innovation. The 2016 edition will have a special focus on convening refugee and host community innovators who want to develop the best possible solutions to some of their community’s biggest challenges. This is a conference with little talk, but lots of action. If you’re a local innovator, addressing issues facing your community, expect to walk away with practical tools and resources...more

The Open Data Opportunity for Government

16/03/2016, Washington, DC, USA

Join Socrata and government leaders for a workshop showcasing open data technologies and best practices being used in successful open data programs. During this workshop, you will hear how cities, states, and federal government agencies are using their open data programs to increase operational efficiency, improve quality of life for citizens, and stimulate the economy. This event includes interactive discussions and networking with government leaders in the open data space…more

SXgood Hub presented by the United Nations Foundation

14/03/2016 – 15/03/2016, Austin, Texas

The two-day SXgood Hub presented by United Nations Foundation is a creative content venue designed to unite attendees of SXSW Music, Film and Interactive who are advancing social innovation. The Hub features dynamic programming, pop-ups and special events to inspire, educate and connect. Opening the SXgood Hub each day, the United Nations Foundation curates a variety of thought leaders to speak the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Following this kickoff, the SXgood Stories and Lab sessions spotlight the role of technology and design in creating social impact. SXgood Stories feature a series of short talks from leading social innovators, who will speak to how they are driving social change within their field. Immediately following the Stories, speakers will facilitate a collaborative SXgood Lab that provides attendees the opportunity to explore the topic in-depth and contribute their ideas…more

SXgood Track

11/03/2016 – 15/03/2016, Austin, Texas

As part of South by South West (SXSW), SXgood is a Convergence Track featuring purpose-driven content. It allows Music, Film, and Interactive registrants to discover people, artists, and brands working to build a better world through innovative projects and collaborations. SXgood features panel sessions at the JW Marriott, as well as a host of evening events and networking opportunities across conferences…more