Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development

27/03/2017 – 31/03/2017, Cambridge, USA

The main objective of Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development, a course by Data-Pop Alliance in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College, is to enhance participants’ “Big Data literacy” in the context and in support of the data revolution and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda by providing them with a deeper understanding, skills, resources, and connections to address the key applications and implications of Big Data in their work related to sustainable development, and as citizens…more

Workshop on Environment Statistics for the East African Community Region

27/03/2017 – 31/03/2017, Arusha, Tanzania

Organized by the UN Statistics Division, the Workshop will focus on discussing the progress in the implementation of the FDES 2013, developing a list of regional indicators, and reviewing of data availability for the environmentally-related SDG indicators. The countries will present the progress made in environment statistics since the project’s inception. They will also share their experiences by presenting the main challenges they faced and how they overcame them…more