Regional Capacity-building Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals Modelling for the Least Developed Countries in Asia and the Pacific

30/06/2016, Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Hosted by the United Nations Econoic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the objectives of the workshop and related training programmes are to integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development and to identify the linkages and impacts of national policies and strategies through modelling frameworks. However, the availability and quality of statistics and data presents a great challenge for carrying out a meaningful modelling exercise that integrates different aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals. Given the ambitious scope of the Goals, data scarcity would significantly constrain countries’ ability to develop and maintain Sustainable Development Goals-based models…more

Delivering on the Promise: Driving collaboration for the SDGs

30/06/2016, Global

On 1 January 2016, the clock started ticking on the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs represent a fundamental shift in approach, naming all societal sectors as key development actors, and requiring a hitherto unprecedented level of cooperation and collaboration among civil society, business, government, NGOs, foundations and others. The webinar, hosted by The Partnering Initiative and World Vision, in association with Together 2030 and Busines Fights Poverty, convenes a panel of four leaders in the field, with perspectives from the UN, business, and NGOs, to discuss the critical question: ‘How do we scale up collaboration for the SDGs?’…more

Expert Group Meeting on Data Disaggregation

27/06/2016 – 29/06/2016, New York, USA

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and UNICEF are organizing an Expert Group Meeting on data disaggregation, to be held at the UNICEF House. The meeting is being convened to bring together statistical experts working on producing data by various types of disaggregation, such as age, sex, ethnicity, and others as specified in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…more

Esri User Conference

27/06/2016 – 01/07/2016, San Diego, USA

Make the most out of the Esri User Conference, where attendees will grow their GIS knowledge, hone their GIS skills, and, most importantly, build their GIS professional network. On day one, attendees will meet new people at the User Conference plenary, where Andrea Wulf will deliver an inspiring keynote address. Hang out with GIS rock stars on the opening night of the Map Gallery. The Thursday Night Party is a great place to connect with new and old friends. Also, be sure to check out other User Conference C fun happenings like the 5K run/walk, Family Night, and the User App Fair…more

Improving Transparency of Russian Statistics

24/06/2016, Moscow, Russia

Hosted by the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), this upcoming conference will gather representatives of civil society, scientific and business communities, along with federal government bodies and media. The conference is aimed at discussing new approaches to data dissemination, compliance and development of transparency, access to statistical data in the “Open Data” format, new domains of “Open Data” application in statistics.

#Data4Good: Machine Learning in Social Good Applications

24/06/2016, New York, USA

Hosted by Mount Sinai, University of Chicago, Bloomberg, and IBM Research, the goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from different fields of machine learning, statistics, data science, social sciences and social activism to explore the opportunities for machine learning in applications with social impact. The workshop will consist of: 1) invited presentations from the leading practitioners in the field, and 2) a series of 20 minute presentations on research that fits the theme of machine learning for social good; broadly construed, this could be machine learning related social good applications, or new machine learning methods or theory of particular interest for social good applications…more

Country Workshop on Access to New Data Sources for Official Statistics: Business Models for Big Data

22/06/2016 – 23/06/2016, Quezon City, Philippines

Hosted by the Philippines Statistics Authority and PARIS21, this workshop will explore the potential of harnessing data from non-traditional sources and players such as private companies for use in official statistics to contribute towards timely and regular monitoring of SDG indicators in the Philippines.  It will also present an opportunity for private companies to understand their potential role in data sharing and exchange for the benefit of the citizenry as part of their corporate social responsibility…more