7th RDA Plenary Meeting – Making Data Sharing Work in the era of Open Science

29/02/2016 – 03/03/2016, Tokyo, Japan

Research Data Alliance Plenaries are held every six months in different places around the world. They are exciting and productive events that bring together a unique community of data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists. Plenary meetings are special working events that really help move the community forward in creating tangible deliverables that improve data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and countries…more

Standards, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

22/02/2016 – 25/02/2016, Noumea, New Caledonia

​The United Nations Statistics Division​, in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community is conducting a seminar titled “Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Pacific Islands: Standards, Best Practice and Lessons Learnt”. Taking into consideration the particularity of the countries in the Pacific region, this event is combining the standard UNSD workshop curriculum for training in the revised Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System and the regional programs and activities under the Brisbane Accord Group programme of work​. The seminar will bring together civil registrars, vital statisticians, and health officers from around twenty countries and territories in the Pacific region as well as contributions from UNICEF, WHO and ESCAP. The event will take place from 22-25 February in the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, in Noumea, New Caledonia…more


19/02/2016, Paris, France

​Data are fast becoming the new language of the 21st century, and French-speaking countries, such as France or Burkina Faso, are launching open data initiatives. To illustrate their full potential, Etalab and Open Data Burkina Faso, in partnership with the World BankCFI Medias and the Open Government Partnership​, ara organising an open data camp – #HackFrancophonie – which is to take place on 19 February 2016 in conjunction with and at the premises of NUMA (Paris)…more

International Data Responsibility Conference

19/02/2016, Hague, Netherlands

​On 19 February, the International Data Responsibility Group (IDRG) will host the second annual International Data Responsibility Conference. This meeting brings together experts and practitioners working with data for crisis-affected communities and the most at-risk populations worldwide. Through presentations by a variety of experts and several interactive workshops, participants will explore the potential risks that could be caused by using these data, and ways to prevent these from materializing…more

Institutions, Decentralisation and Structural Transformation in Eastern Africa

08/02/2016 – 11/02/2016, Nairobi, Kenya ​This 20th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee Of Experts (ICE) will examine the role of institutions in promoting equitable growth in Eastern Africa. This will include a review of mechanisms that ensure the formulation of shared visions, enshrine good governance, strengthen public participation in decision-making and…more