UN Data Innovation Lab Workshop

22/09/2016, New York, USA

Hosted by the UN Development Programme and UN Global Pulse, this event is the second of six workshops designed to help UN agencies harness the power of the data revolution for sustainable development and humanitarian response. Each workshop in the series is two days in length and focuses on practical, hands-on learning experiences that move participants through the entire lifecycle of a data innovation project. 

UNGA Side Event: SDGs & Country Implementation

21/09/2016, New York, USA

Implementing the SDGs at the country level has just started and there is a lot to learn from the experiences of those countries which have already embarked on this journey. The objective of the PARIS21, CEPEI and Southern Voice hosted during the margins of the United Nations General Assembly is to take stock of existing experiences in implementation looking at it from both the national and international perspective in view of coming up with ideas how the implementation, measurement and monitoring of the SDGs can be beneficial for both the countries and the international community…more

Columbia University: International Conference on Sustainable Development

21/09/2016 – 22/09/2016, New York, USA

Hosted by The Earth Institute and the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, the aim of the conference is to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s conference theme is Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice. The ICSD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies…more

Making Every Woman and Girl Count: A Public-Private Partnership to close gender data gaps for SDGs monitoring and accountability

21/09/2016, New York, USA

A newly established public-private partnership to support UN Women’s “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” programme will be launched on 21 September  at an event jointly organized by UN Women, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2X (United Nations Foundation) and the Government of Australia. The programme seeks to address the urgent need to increase availability of accurate information on gender equality and women’s rights in order to inform policy and decision making. Currently, there is a huge data gap—from the complete lack of statistics on how many women and girls live in poverty, to inaccurate measures of women’s engagement in economic activities, based on sexist assumptions…more

Leaving no One and no Data Behind

21/09/2016, New York, USA

This overall event will focus on how, in the SDGs’ first two years, we can build the foundation for solid progress and ensure no one is left behind. Themes include promoting inclusion, reducing inequality, women’s empowerment, education and approaches to the SDGs like better data systems and impact investing. Notable speakers include Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation; H.E. Princess Lamia Al Saud, Secretary-General, Alwaleed Philanthropies; Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, Council on Foundations; Peter Laugharn, President, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; and Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD.

Financing the Data Revolution: What Does it Take and Where Are we at?

20/09/2016, New York, USA

The objective of this limited-capacity, invitation-only event is to review the financing of national statistical systems in developing countries, and the data revolution more generally, and to propose concrete actions to increase and sustain funding for measuring the SDGs. The event is co-hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (Partnership) as well as the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21). Speakers include Partnership Coordinator Sanjeev Khagram and Martine Durand, OECD’s Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician, who will discuss insights gleaned from PARIS21’s Partner Report on Support to Statistics (PRESS) as well as the Partnership’s first The State of Development Data Funding report.

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

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

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