GODAN Summit 2016

15/09/2016 – 16/09/2016, New York, USA

Open data is at the centre of innovation in agriculture, food security and nutrition. Data is elemental to identify needs, track progress and make change happen. This event will offer the unique opportunity to showcase actual impact of open data across the world and underscore the importance of data in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger. The Summit, hosted by Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), will bring together leaders, researchers, farmers, students, and others – public, private and non-profit, united around collaboration on agriculture and nutrition data openness…more

Choosing The Hero: Africa’s First Woman President

14/09/2016, Virtual

Hosted by IBM, this upcoming round-table discussion focuses on the challenges women face becoming leaders in Africa. This event will start with a presentation by Riva Levison about her new book, Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President. This is a great book about a unique partnership between Riva and Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, Africa’s first woman President. Speakers for this event also include Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi, and Eliza Anyangwe, Editor at The Guardian and CNN, and CEO of The Nizinga Effect…more

International Data Week

11/09/2016 – 16/09/2016, Denver, USA

​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

Improving Data Sharing

11/09/2016 – 16/09/2016, Denver, USA

​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

Advancing Data Frontiers

11/09/2016 – 13/09/2016, Denver, USA

​SciDataCon 2016 seeks to advance the frontiers of data in all areas of research. This means addressing a range of fundamental and urgent issues around the ‘Data Revolution’ and the recent data-driven transformation of research and the responses to these issues in the conduct of research …more

Build Peace Conference: “How can we use technology, arts and research for peace, towards transformation?”

09/09/2016 – 11/09/2016, Zurich, Switzerland

On the first day of the Build Peace Conference, Data-Pop Alliance‘s Emmanuel Letouzé and Andrés Clavijo will conduct a workshop called Perceptions of Peace. This training session will aim to develop our target audience’s understanding and practical skills across a spectrum of applications and implications of using Big Data for peacebuilding initiatives to better engage civil society and local actors in particular to become key participants in these peacebuilding efforts through and with data. The workshop focuses on addressing gaps in knowledge and capacity for participation of all actors in conflict communities. The workshop will include presentations on data literacy and data inclusion, data analysis techniques for measuring and monitoring perception, and break out sessions to dive deeper into relevant Big Data methodologies and tools related to perceptions of peace and security…more

Stuffed and Unstuffed: A Comment on Chandy & Zhang

Recently published estimates by Brookings Institution researchers Laurence Chandy and Christine Zhang of the funding needed to produce indicators for monitoring SDGs appears to demonstrate that other cost assessments are far too high. But the analysis leaves out elements and runs the risk of creating complacency over the need for serious, continuing investments in the statistical capacity of developing countries.

Global Preparatory Seminar for the UN World Data Forum

07/09/2016 – 09/09/2016, Guilin, People’s Republic of China

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of China and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) will jointly organize a Global Preparatory Seminar for the UN World Data Forum in Guilin, China, from 7-9 September 2016. The Global Preparatory Seminar will serve as a platform for participants representing a wide range of stakeholders to discuss opportunities and challenges faced in the production and utilization of data for the follow up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets…more