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

Making Every Woman and Girl Count: A Public-Private Partnership to close gender data gaps for SDGs monitoring and accountability

21/09/2016, New York, USA

A newly established public-private partnership to support UN Women’s “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” programme will be launched on 21 September  at an event jointly organized by UN Women, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2X (United Nations Foundation) and the Government of Australia. The programme seeks to address the urgent need to increase availability of accurate information on gender equality and women’s rights in order to inform policy and decision making. Currently, there is a huge data gap—from the complete lack of statistics on how many women and girls live in poverty, to inaccurate measures of women’s engagement in economic activities, based on sexist assumptions…more

Leaving no One and no Data Behind

21/09/2016, New York, USA

This overall event will focus on how, in the SDGs’ first two years, we can build the foundation for solid progress and ensure no one is left behind. Themes include promoting inclusion, reducing inequality, women’s empowerment, education and approaches to the SDGs like better data systems and impact investing. Notable speakers include Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation; H.E. Princess Lamia Al Saud, Secretary-General, Alwaleed Philanthropies; Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, Council on Foundations; Peter Laugharn, President, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; and Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD.

Financing the Data Revolution: What Does it Take and Where Are we at?

20/09/2016, New York, USA

The objective of this limited-capacity, invitation-only event is to review the financing of national statistical systems in developing countries, and the data revolution more generally, and to propose concrete actions to increase and sustain funding for measuring the SDGs. The event is co-hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (Partnership) as well as the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21). Speakers include Partnership Coordinator Sanjeev Khagram and Martine Durand, OECD’s Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician, who will discuss insights gleaned from PARIS21’s Partner Report on Support to Statistics (PRESS) as well as the Partnership’s first The State of Development Data Funding report.