Capacity Building Workshop for National Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Focal Points

12/12/2017 – 14/12/2017, Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the workshop for National CRVS Focal Points is aimed at strengthening capacities for setting national targets and collecting, compiling and disseminating information on the targets of the Regional Action Framework. In addition, the workshop will equip National CRVS Focal Points to be champions of the regional CRVS initiative within their countries, thereby supporting the implementation of the Regional Action Framework. The workshop will also give Focal Points the tools to lead the process of developing national multi-sectoral CRVS strategies in their countries…more

First International Workshop on Poverty Statistics in SAARC

11/12/2017 – 14/12/2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

The National Statistical Institute (NSI) of Nepal is organizing the first ever International Workshop on Poverty Statistics. The workshop is being organized with support from International Statistical Institute (ISI) and aims to educate the statisticians and stakeholder in SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) region on key concepts of poverty statistics and international practices of poverty measurement. Economies of the South Asian countries are growing faster than any other economy of the world but the South Asian region is still home to a large chunk of population which lives below the poverty line. In the interactive workshop, international experts will deliver lectures on deriving poverty line and their updates over time at the country level, various measure of poverty, poverty mapping using Small Area Estimation (SAE) technique by using Nepal Living Standard Surveys and National Population and Housing Census…more

High Level Africa Roundtable on the Sustainable Development Goals

11/12/2017 – 12/12/2017, Accra, Ghana

Organized by the Government of Ghana, the High Level Roundtable on the Sustainable Development Goals will bring distinguished African leaders, a core group of SDGs Advocates, Senior Leadership of the United Nations, African Development Bank, and other multilateral institutions and importantly, the private sector, policymakers, and thought leaders from Africa. The overarching objective of the Roundtable is to mobilize regional support for the implementation of the SDGs, and to propose practical, smart, and innovative actions needed to underpin accelerated implementation of the SDGs at both the regional and country levels.

Expert Group Meeting on Data-Driven Smart Government

06/12/2017 – 07/12/2017, Manila, Philippines

Organized by the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) and the Department of ICT of the Philippines, the expert group meeting will provide a platform for experts and practitioners to discuss trends and practices on data policy and data utilization in government in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will review a draft Academy Module on Data-Driven Smart Government being developed by APCICT in cooperation with the National Information Society Agency of the Republic of Korea…more

Geospatial Solutions for Sustainable Development

06/12/2017, New York, USA

Hosted by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs and the UN Development Programme, the aim of the event is to bring together geospatial solutions that can speed and shift the sustainable development in multiple sectors such as: damage assessment, disaster risk reduction, early warning, social protection, infrastructure and rehabilitation, deforestation, land use, water monitoring, carbon footprint, climate change, mining sector, projects formulation, Natural Bio Diversity, M&E, planning, communication, coordination, and policy support…more

Towards Closing the Gender Gap in Data and Digital Health: Lessons Learned from the Field

05/12/2017, Washington, DC, USA

Linking to the SDGs, this panel will present distinct experiences and strategic insights from HIS and CRVS systems related to why considerations of gender in data and digital health need to be integrated early and revisited often. Exploring gender dimensions meaningfully starts within counting men, women, girls and boys, and extends to analyzing issues of differential power, access and opportunity. By making the invisible visible, we can begin to address some of the deep rooted injustices that lead to people being left behind. Some of the key lessons that emerge include i) making the invisible visible by addressing real-time data challenges; ii) HIS and CRVS systems having their own gender dynamics; iii) Transforming gender dynamics involves women, men and the entire community; and iv) Privacy and confidentiality of information affects gender and power relations. As part of Global Digital Health Network and Personal Connected Health Alliance‘s Global Digital Health Forum, this panel will feature Shaida Badiee, managing director of Open Data Watch…more

Cross Regional Forum | SDG implementation: What is needed in terms of data, institutions and funding?”

04/12/2017 – 05/12/2017, Paris, France

Organized by PARIS21, the purpose of the Cross Regional Forum is to help countries do a better job in SDG implementation. The Forum will offer a cross-cutting perspective on the implementation of the SDGs from two vantage points: by bringing together both developed (OECD) and developing countries from various regions of the world to share their experiences as well as emphasizing the linkages among the key challenges countries face in terms of data needs, institutional set-ups and funding, with an emphasis on securing domestic resources…more

1000 Days of SDGs: Is International Geneva Walking the Talk?

04/12/2017 – 08/12/2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Realizing Agenda 2030 will require changing “business as usual” in the international policy arena. But have International Geneva actors adapted their way of working to support multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder SDG efforts? Organized by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, this event will ask questions, such as:  What are the main challenges and opportunities of promoting transformative change within the context of International Geneva? What is the impact of these global transformations at the national and local level?…more