UN World Data Forum

15/01/2017 – 18/01/2017, Cape Town, South Africa

With the guidance of the Statistical Commission, and the support of the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG), in close consultation with member states and international partners, will be leading the discussion on the organization of the UN World Data Forum. The first United Nations World Data Forum will be hosted by Statistics South Africa in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2017. The Opening Ceremony will take place Sunday evening, 15 January, and the Forum will close on the 18 January 2017. The substantive sessions of the Forum will take place between 16 and 18 January 2017…more

Integrating Big Data into M&E of Development Programmes

12/12/2016, New York, USA

UN Global Pulse and The Rockefeller Foundation will host a half-day event marking the launch of the ‘Integrating Big Data into the Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programmes’ Report. The Report outlines the opportunities around using data analytics for development monitoring and evaluation and proposes an approach to incorporating new sources of data, methods and technologies into current M&E practices. The event will kick off with a summary presentation on the findings of the Report, and invite participation from the audience to share current approaches used in their organizations for integrating big data into the M&E of development programmes. The event will also provide an avenue for participants to engage in discussions regarding relevant prototypes and projects and how they can best be scaled up through knowledge-sharing and collaboration…more

4th Open Government Partnership Global Summit

07/12/2016 – 09/12/2016, Paris, France

As co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), France will host its fourth OGP Global Summit 2016 in Paris from December 7 to December 9. Topics, such as transparency and anti-corruption, climate action and sustainable development, digital commons and civic tech, access to information, open parliament, open government at the subnational level, francophonie, implementation of open government…: more than 300 panels, workshops, pitches, will drive the announcement of new commitments, the launch of collective actions and international collaborations, the exchange of digital resources and best practices and the presentation of concrete open government cases with a positive transformative impact on citizens’ lives…more

Development of a set of core indicators for monitoring implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and the SAMOA Pathway in Caribbean Small Island Developing States

06/12/2016 – 09/12/2016, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

This meeting is jointly organized by the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Unit of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. Countries in the subregion are set to meet to identify a set of core indicators, from among the global indicators for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),which the Caribbean would regard as essential to produce…more

IAOS 2016

06/12/2016 – 05/12/2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Hosted by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) 2016 conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing among the statistical community to boost key official statistics, to develop capacity building, to discuss the official statistics challenges and to raise statistics awareness in the United Arab Emirates and the region. The expected participants of the IAOS 2016 conference will include representatives from various entities like national statistical offices, the United Nations, governmental institutions, universities and educational institutions, research institutions, local and international media and every individual who has an interest in the statistical work…more

2nd IMA Conference on the Mathematical Challenges of Big Data

1/12/2016 – 2/12/2016, London, United Kingdom

Big data and data science are topics of the moment. This conference, hosted by Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, will showcase work by young and established researchers advancing the state-of-the-art on a rigorous mathematical basis. Alongside new methodology there will be application strands led by industry to showcase the power of mathematical approaches in practical applications. Each session will feature an invited talk by an expert speaker who will review an advanced area of current research…more

African Economic Conference 2016

29/11/2016 – 01/12/2016, Abuja, Nigeria

Jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Economic Conference (AEC) major theme is: “Feeding Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth”. The AEC 2016 will provide an opportunity to discuss Africa’s agricultural transformation by presenting the latest empirical evidence on how to leverage agro-industrialization for feeding Africa and promoting inclusive growth. It will also provide critical thinking on how policy-makers, development partners, the private sector, civil society organizations and the academia should support the planning and implementation of these industrialization strategies…more