The White House Open Data Innovation Summit

28/09/2016, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted by The White House and The Solutions Showcase, the Open Data Innovation Summit will bring together government trailblazers, entrepreneurs, companies, advocates, and civic innovators who are using Federal open data across all sectors.  Innovations in open data will be featured in keynote presentations, lightning talks, and panels on the Main Stage and an exhibition hall in the Solutions Showcase.The Speakers will include federal and private-sector leaders working to standardize, publish, and innovate on U.S. government open data. The Solutions Showcase will feature cutting-edge uses of government open data to strengthen democracy, promote efficiency and effectiveness in government, and drive economic opportunity…more

Regional Workshop on International Trade Statistics

26/09/2016 – 29/09/2016, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Organized by the UN Statistics Division, the objective of the workshop is to improve the understanding of international recommendations on international merchandise trade statistics and on international trade in services statistics, to share hands-on experiences in data acquisition, data compilation strategies (including data standardization and checking), data quality framework and data analysis and dissemination among trade statistics compilers. Furthermore, the discussion will be touching upon the improvement of data access and flow within national statistical systems with better coordination and cooperation among data providers and compilers. The ultimate goal is to produce the highest quality of international trade in goods and services statistics, which are relevant for the policy makers at home and which are also comparable at the regional and international levels…more

Data For Good Exchange 2016: “Better Governance”

25/09/2016, New York, USA

Hosted by Bloomberg, the overall theme for this year’s edition will be “better governance” or how data science can be applied to solve public interest problems. The data revolution has enabled businesses to provide better service, at a lower cost, and to more customers, at a scale of change not seen since the industrial revolution. While the corporate sector has effectively engaged the academic community in their problems, public and non-profit sectors have seen comparatively less application of data science methods. Since 2014, Bloomberg has been hosting this yearly conference on applications of data science to problems related to the social good. This forum has enabled participants from academia, industry, government and NGOs to share insights and progress on applying modern machine learning and data science methods to problems in public and non-profit sectors…more

Data Literacy Conference

23/09/2016 – 24/09/2016, Aix-en-Provence, France

Organized by Fing, La Reine Merlin, LabSIC, Datanomics, AMI-FEST, and Datactivi.st, this event will explore data as a resource for knowledge, and a domain of expertise, languistic, grammatical, typos, literary, educational, pedagogical, methodological, and artistic point of view. We bring together the earliest thinkers and doers from the world of data literacy, so that together, we can uncover some early answers to key questions related to data literacy: why should people become data literate? Data literacy for whom? Who are the key players in the data game? What does data awareness really mean? How can we develop a data mindset as individuals, as organisations, and as a society? Have fundamental data skills been exhaustively identified? Is it possible to create desire out there, in the cold (data-)world? Is organisational data awareness an innate or an acquired trait?…more

Microsoft Data Playground

23/09/2016, New York, USA

UN Millennium Campaign, UN Global Pulse and Microsoft, in cooperation with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, will host an evening reception on the margins of the UN General Assembly to celebrate momentum around the data revolution for sustainable development. The event will showcase cutting-edge examples of citizen data collection, interactive data visualizations, big data analysis and creative storytelling projects.

Using Data to Better Understand Migration

22/09/2015, New York, USA

This event, co-organized by Belgium, the International Organization for Migration and other partners with the support and collaboration of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data will focus on how big data, together with other data sources, can help to shed light on trends, experiences and impacts of migration – the focus of the Ministerial Week. A critical question will be the challenge of providing accurate figures on migration flows, as well as improving cooperation and exchange between relevant public and private actors to ensure access to reliable data.

Data Revolution for Climate Resilience

22/09/2016, New York, USA

This high-level event will recognize the importance of public-private partnerships in catalyzing data-informed decision making on climate resilience. It will feature ministerial-level leaders from governments, company CEOs and representatives from foundations, academia and civil society who will highlight progress underway to develop innovative solutions and joint action to improve climate-resilience planning and action. The goal of the event will be to secure commitments to mobilize civil society and the public and private sectors to improve data use for climate resilience management, accelerate efforts to expand open access to climate-relevant datasets through a distributed network, and work across the public and private sectors to provide local communities with easy access to the best available and most relevant data for climate risk assessment and planning.

UN Data Innovation Lab Workshop

22/09/2016, New York, USA

Hosted by the UN Development Programme and UN Global Pulse, this event is the second of six workshops designed to help UN agencies harness the power of the data revolution for sustainable development and humanitarian response. Each workshop in the series is two days in length and focuses on practical, hands-on learning experiences that move participants through the entire lifecycle of a data innovation project. 

UNGA Side Event: SDGs & Country Implementation

21/09/2016, New York, USA

Implementing the SDGs at the country level has just started and there is a lot to learn from the experiences of those countries which have already embarked on this journey. The objective of the PARIS21, CEPEI and Southern Voice hosted during the margins of the United Nations General Assembly is to take stock of existing experiences in implementation looking at it from both the national and international perspective in view of coming up with ideas how the implementation, measurement and monitoring of the SDGs can be beneficial for both the countries and the international community…more

Columbia University: International Conference on Sustainable Development

21/09/2016 – 22/09/2016, New York, USA

Hosted by The Earth Institute and the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, the aim of the conference is to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s conference theme is Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice. The ICSD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies…more