Expert Group Meeting on the Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics

12/07/2017 – 14/07/2017, New York, USA

Organized by United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the main objective of the Expert Group Meeting is to initiate the revision of the UN Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics. The revision with take into account the context of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provide guidance to countries on how to produce statistics on disability so as to better meet demands for good quality data for measuring and monitoring progress towards inclusion of persons with disabilities in development programs…more

Apply Earth Observation for the SDGs

12/07/2017, New York, USA

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), in partnership with NASA and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), will host a participatory and consultative multi-stakeholder training event featuring representatives from governments, civil society, international and research organizations, and academia as part of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development’s SDGs Learning, Training and Practice 2017 track. This training will provide an opportunity to learn about some of the challenges countries are facing (Colombia and Kenya), and learn from experts on some of the unique methods being developed and piloted on the use of EO data to address these challenges…more

Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation (DSSV 2017)

12/07/2017 – 14/07/2017, Lisbon, Portugal

The International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) is pleased to announce the first conference on Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation DSSV 2017, that is a satellite conference of the 61st World Statistics Congress in Marrakesh, Morocco.  IASC aims to bring together researchers and professionals interested in the interplay of computer science, statistics and visualisation, hence building bridges between these fields. The conference will be hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbonmore

United Nations High-Level Political Forum

10/07/2017 – 19/07/2017, New York, USA

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council, with the theme of “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year: Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 14…more

High Level Meeting: Data for Development in Africa

29/06/2017 – 30/06/2017, Nairobi, Kenya

With the theme of “Unleashing The Power of Data and Partnerships Across Africa,” this high-level event will amplify the voices of African governments, regional bodies, private sector, and civil society partners across the region and the world, to ensure that data becomes part of the infrastructure for sustainable development, while showcasing the new partnerships, projects, and institutions that are leading the way. The focus will be on developing the data infrastructure to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and showing how data partnerships can drive outcomes in different sectors. This event is co-hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, the Governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone, and Safaricom, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the Governments of Ghana, Senegal, and Tanzaniamore

Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development

27/06/2017 – 29/06/2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Hosted by Data Pop Alliance and the UN System Staff College, the Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development professional training workshop will 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