Big Data and Innovation: Delivering Information for the SDGs

23/05/2016 – 27/05/2016, Nairobi, Kenya

Hosted by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Statistics Division (UNSD), this event will directly contribute to the UNEA-2 discussions on “Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” through a presentation of the global survey on big data strategies for official statistics, and country-focused presentations that show how big data can be used as a complementary source of information and turnkey statistical applications to manage globally relevant issues such as crop production.  There will be a special focus on innovative mobile applications, data access and partnerships, advocacy and communication, methodology and quality in the use of big data for monitoring the SDGs including the use of satellite imagery, and the big data sandbox in Ireland for capacity building…more