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April 2020

Approaching COVID-19 Risk and Response through a Gender Lens

9 April, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

While the immediate impacts of COVID-19 are already apparent, some have yet to surface, and many of them will have different effects for different genders. Health systems, schools, and entire economies will continue to present gender-differential consequences for months and years to come as a result of this ongoing crisis. By applying a gender lens to this pandemic, researchers and policy makers can better assess differential risks and target responses to ensure already-vulnerable populations don’t fall even farther behind. Join…

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Talking Data Feminism with Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein

15 April, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Data2X for a conversation with Catherine D'Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein, the authors of the recently published Data Feminism. Data Feminism offers strategies for data scientists seeking to learn how feminism can help them work toward justice, and for feminists who want to focus their efforts on the growing field of data science. But Data Feminism is about much more than gender. It is about power, about who has it and who doesn't, and about how those differentials of…

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May 2020

Africa Gender Data Network Webinar Series: Building a case for disaggregated data

7 May, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The purpose of this webinar is to share best practices and success stories in support of national statistical offices to mainstream data disaggregation in their program. Filling gender data gaps and producing more and better disaggregated data presents a unique set of challenges that often falls on national statistical offices, particularly on the gender data focal points or champions within those offices. Meeting this demand for multiple disaggregations is not an easy task and will take ingenuity and creativity to…

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Gender Data Series: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls

12 May, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The COVID-19 outbreak has uncovered pressure points impacting women and girls across an array of key issues including increased cases of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation, capacity to earn a living and obtaining financial independence, and reduced access to sexual and reproductive health services. On May 12, 2020, Devex and Facebook are launching a series of ten virtual workshops to create a better understanding of the gender-related issues highlighted by the current pandemic and to share important lessons learned about…

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Virtual Debate: How Can We Leverage Population Data In A Time Of Crisis?

19 May, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

With 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential to understand where people are located, what conditions they are facing, what infrastructure is available and what basic services they can access. New approaches to population data could hold the key to meeting these vital global targets. Gridded population maps distribute data using grid cells, combining census results with additional information, such as geospatial data from satellites. While gridded population data is a powerful tool for sustainable…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on National Statistical Offices: Accelerating Innovation

28 May, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

As with all activities, data collection by National Statistical Offices (NSO) was disrupted by the quarantine measures undertaken in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact was particularly felt in those activities that rely on face-to-face interviews, such as household surveys and censuses. The abruptness of the quarantine measures meant that changes in data collection efforts had to be done quickly and that new approaches and data sources had to be tried. This seminar will present the experience of…

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July 2020

The High-level Political Forum 2020

7 July, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 17 July, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
United Nations New York, NY 10017 United States

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2020 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020, including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 14 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020. The theme will be "Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development ". In accordance with paragraph 84 of the 2030 Agenda,…

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October 2020

A Virtual United Nations World Data Forum

19 October, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 21 October, 2020 @ 12:00 am

The Programme of the UN World Data Forum is organized around six main thematic areas covering a wide range of topics and developed through an open call for session proposals.The forum is designed to bring together representatives, users, and producers, from various sectors working with data to support the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Contributions under each thematic area should showcase practical solutions and hands-on experiences, and contribute to delivering better data for evidence-based policymaking and…

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November 2020

IODC 2020 International Open Data Conference

18 November, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 20 November, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Nairobi, Kenya

The 6th edition of IODC will be hosted by the Government of Kenya with support from the OD4D Network, IDRC, and the World Bank. The conference programme will be co-created with the community via an open call for proposals to ensure a diverse agenda of interactive sessions, workshops, and ancillary events. A special focus will be placed on building bridges with the broader data community, exploring how to bring the power of the newest technologies to some of the world’s…

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February 2021

Open Data for National Statistics: Progress and Future Plans

24 February, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Open Data Watch has released the 5th Annual Open Data Inventory (ODIN) Report -- a snapshot of the global progress on data coverage and accessibility. The webinar discusses the key findings of ODIN 2020/21 in light of country challenges and success stories. Covering 187 countries. ODIN is actively used as a benchmark of progress to open up national statistical data in line with international standards. The webinar and ODIN Annual Report coincide with the current 52nd session of the United Nations Statistical Commission where open data is a major topic of discussion.

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