World Economic Forum on Africa

11/05/2016 – 13/05/2016, Kigali, Rwanda

Under the theme Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation, the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa will convene regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to discuss digital economy catalysts that can drive radical structural transformation, strengthen public-private collaboration on key global and regional challenges, and agree on strategic actions that can deliver shared prosperity across the continent…more

Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience: Conference in Thailand

10/05/2016 – 11/05/2016, Thailand

Ending extreme poverty is one of the world’s biggest challenges. To tackle this issue, it is important to build resilience at all scales—individuals, communities, cities and ecosystems—since resilience combines the ability to manage change and continue on a sustainable development path. At the same time, the world is currently producing unprecedented amounts of digital data as well as unprecedented growth in digital connectivity. These trends enable new ways of utilizing digital data to better understand the needs of communities in order to help them increase their collective and individual resilience. In the upcoming Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience: Conference in Thailand, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and FHI360 are bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators, development organizations, technology providers, donors and governments for a two-day summit focused on harnessing the power of digital data to transform the design, implementation and monitoring of international development programs to support resilience capacities at various scales…more

Open Sustainable Development Data

04/05/16, Cape Town, South Africa

The Africa Open Data Conference is designed to engage people, civil society, journalists, and the private sector – in a public dialog about the power of open data to transform our communities, governments, and businesses. All of we can lead, partner, and work together to collect, publish, and share open data resources to drive Sustainable Development…more

GIS for a Sustainable World Conference

02/05/2016 – 04/05/2016, Geneva, Switzerland

Hosted by United Nations Institute for Training and Research’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNITAR-UNOSAT), Group on Earth’s Observations (GEO), and Esri, this year’s event will explore how GIS technology can help your organization tackle global issues outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. You’ll hear from your colleagues and GIS experts about which goals require geospatial indicators, and how the global community can make a difference using GIS technology. Discover how intelligent maps and spatial analysis are game changers for food security, global health, climate change, refugees and migration…more

May-July, 2015

The recent Financing for Development Conference was a very important moment in the Data Revolution. Many reports and blogs were written about the need for continued commitment to the cause and other related topics. We provide summaries of reports, blogs, and articles on the topic of the data revolution below. If we have missed something,…

64th plenary session of the Conference of European Statisticians

27/04/2016 – 29/04/2016, Paris, France

The Conference of European Statisticians, hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), provides a platform for the coordination of international statistical work in the UNECE region, for addressing emerging issues and for developing methodological guidelines and recommendations to improve national statistics and their international comparability. The CES is one of the oldest statistical bodies globally, with its roots in the League of Nations and the first Conference on Statistics in 1928. Over the years, the Conference has played a significant role in promoting statistical development in its member countries…more

Do Good Data

27/04/2016 – 29/04/2016, Chicago, USA

Do Good Data, the leading conference on data, research and analytics for the social sector, brings together innovators and thought leaders to discuss how data can be used to create a more effective and efficient sector.  The conference convenes in Chicago and promises to deliver concrete skill development in data analysis, data visualization, and research methodology…more

International Civil Society Week

25/04/2016 – 28/04/2016, Bogota, Colombia

CIVICUS and the Colombian Confederation of NGOs (CCONG) will host the upcoming 2016 International Civil Society Week. Under the banner of “Active Citizens, Accountable Actions”, ICSW 2016 will feature more than two dozen events organised by leading civil society organisations. Delegates can look forward to events on civic space, monitoring and accountability of the new Sustainable Development Goals, youth engagement in policy development, global citizenship, advocacy and many others. In addition to plenary sessions, workshops and meetings, the week will also feature documentary screenings, art exhibitions, and local cultural activities. The experiential component of the programme will allow participants to reflect on Colombia’s past and present struggles, and how these relate to their own struggles for social justice and peaceful societies at home...more