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October 2019

Fifth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration

14 October, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 18 October, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Lusaka, Zambia

The Fifth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration (COM5) will take place from 14 to 18 October 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia. The conference will have two segments: Expert Meeting (14-16 October 2019) and Ministerial Meeting (17-18 October 2019). The conference is being organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and Government of Zambia. The Conference is also supported by the United Nations Population…

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Data Matters Festival

20 October, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 21 October, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Ramallah Cultural Palace

The festival, which will be the first of its kind in the State of Palestine, aims to promote the culture of data science in Palestine. The festival is also considered a golden opportunity to exchange ideas and expertise, as well as getting knowledge of the national and international initiatives on data science, where certain national and international success stories in different aspects will be demonstrated highlighting the contribution of data science in creating innovative solutions that have to do with…

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Data Science and the Sustainable Development Goals Workshop in Los Angeles

28 October, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Los Angeles City Hall East, 200 North Main Street, Room 1332
Los Angeles, California 90012

Do you want to improve how the City of Los Angeles measures community sustainability? Join us to understand how the City of Los Angeles measures our work related to the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals and how to improve the way we measure poverty and homelessness. Global experts will be discussing these issues and a working session will allow everyone to contribute. Join the City of Los Angeles and the U.N.'s Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics as we explore…

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November 2019

63rd Session on Commission on Status of Women CSW63

3 November, 2019
UN Headquarters New York City, United States

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations from all regions of the world are attending the session.

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ODI Summit 2019

12 November, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
King’s Place, 90 York Way Kings Cross
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom

The ODI Summit is the ODI’s flagship event covering critical issues around data and its roles and impacts across sectors – from commercial business to public services, the arts to charities. Keynotes, interactive panels, performances and demos will uncover how we can create positive impacts for organisations and societies, and make data work for everyone. The event is opened with keynotes by the ODI’s co-founders, inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and artificial intelligence expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt, and CEO Jeni…

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Big Data, Big Impact? The Future of Gender-Sensitive Data Systems

12 November, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 E 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017 United States

With only ten years remaining to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, there is an increased demand for inclusive, high-quality data to drive progress. This event will showcase the results of a five-year research program on big data and gender, featuring groundbreaking projects that investigated the potential of new data sources to answer critical questions about the lives of women and girls. Through a series of panel discussions, presentations, and debates, the day will bring together research, industry, and policy leaders…

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Regional Workshop on Gender Statistics in Africa

19 November, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 23 November, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Accra Ghana

The Regional Workshop and Meeting on Improving Availability and Coordination Mechanism of Gender Statistics in Africa discusses how to improve capacity and strengthen gender data including the development of a minimal set of gender statistics in Africa.  The agenda covers topics ranging from coordination of gender statistics by various levels of institutions, to steps required and a roadmap for effective coordination, to an assessment of current status and best practices in countries, to stategies for bridging gaps in gender statistics.

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December 2019

Second meeting of the Friends of the Chair Group on Economic Statistics

2 December, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4 December, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The 50th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission established a Friends of the Chair Group (FOCG) on Economic Statistics. The Commission requested that the Friends of the Chair Group convene meetings over the next year to discuss whether the current planned updates meet the needs of a future state of the system of economic statistics and whether gaps exist. The Commission also asked the Friends of the Chair Group to examine whether the current governance and infrastructure supporting the…

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Moving from Gender Neutral to Gender Intelligent: Inclusive Digital Finance for Women

10 December, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Google Launchpad, 543 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States

Data2X, the Financial Alliance for Women and the team working on Celo are delighted to cordially invite you to Moving from Gender Neutral to Gender Intelligent: Inclusive Digital Finance for Women, the final session of the Data Driving Action for Women Dialogue Series. Data2X’s Women’s Financial Inclusion Data (WFID) partnership is encouraging catalytic action by financial service providers (FSPs) on women’s financial inclusion through the 2019 Data Driving Action for Women Dialogue Series. The series examines how gender data can…

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January 2020

PARIS21-UNSD Conference: New Approaches to Capacity Development for Better Data

13 January, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 14 January, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
OECD Boulogne Conference Centre, 46, quai Alphonse Le Gallo
Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris 92100 France

The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) and the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) organize the joint PARIS21-UNSD Conference New approaches to capacity development for better data: How to scale up innovation? which will take place on 13-14 January 2020 at the OECD La Muette Conference Center in Paris, France. This conference introduces new approaches to capacity development in national statistical systems and highlights the need for both stronger institutions and better innovations for making the…

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