International Data Week

11/09/2016 – 16/09/2016, Denver, USA

​Research Data Alliance​ Plenaries are held every six months in different places around the world. They are exciting and productive events that bring together a unique community of data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists. Plenary meetings are special working events that really help move the community forward in creating tangible deliverables that improve data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and countries…more

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Improving Data Sharing

11/09/2016 – 16/09/2016, Denver, USA

​Research Data Alliance​ Plenaries are held every six months in different places around the world. They are exciting and productive events that bring together a unique community of data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists. Plenary meetings are special working events that really help move the community forward in creating tangible deliverables that improve data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and countries …more

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Advancing Data Frontiers

11/09/2016 – 13/09/2016, Denver, USA

​SciDataCon 2016 seeks to advance the frontiers of data in all areas of research. This means addressing a range of fundamental and urgent issues around the ‘Data Revolution’ and the recent data-driven transformation of research and the responses to these issues in the conduct of research …more

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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

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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

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Gathering Statisticians and Data Users

05/09/2016 – 08/09/2016, Manchester, United Kingdom
​The Royal Statistical Society​ will host its 2016 Annual Conference in Manchester – the European City of Science 2016. Because of the range of topics presented and discussed and the breadth of the audience, this conference is the only one in the UK where all statisticians and users of data gather together. So it’s the best forum to share information, network and learn from one another…more

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2016 Asian Evaluation Week

05/09/2016 – 08/09/2016, Xi’an, People’s Republic of China

The 2016 Asian Evaluation Week, co-sponsored by the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Finance Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute, and the Asian Development Bank Independent Evaluation Department, is the first such event to be held in Asia, allowing the exchange and synthesis of ideas on the latest and practicable thinking on evaluation. Gathering around 25 countries from Asia and the Pacific; heads of evaluation units of multilateral development banks in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America; heads of evaluation units of UN agencies; and international evaluation experts, the inaugural 2016 AEW is aimed at enhancing evidence-based decision making to contribute to the development of the region…more

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3rd Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics

30/08/2016 – 01/09/2016, Dublin, Ireland

In line with the priorities of work and with the urgent needs for support of SDG indicators, the third Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics — organized by Central Statistics Office Ireland and the UN Statistics Division — wants to take the next steps in the utilization of Big Data in the production of official statistics. The conference selected three major themes namely (1) Access to proprietary data and successful partnerships with data providers, (2) Capacity building strategies related to the use of Big Data in the statistical production process, and (3) using Big Data in the compilation of SDG indicators…more

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Environmental Peacebuilding: A One-Week Intensive Executive Training Program

26/08/2016 – 30/08/2016, New York, USA Columbia University’s Environmental Peacebuilding one-week executive training program will prepare attendees to understand these rapidly changing connections between environment and security dynamics, and will equip attendees with tools for managing the risks. Topics covered will include: Data Collection and Visualization Tools for Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding…more

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Asia-Pacific Conference on Transforming Official Statistics

24/08/2016 – 28/08/2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Secretariat, the Asia-Pacific Conference on Transforming Official Statistics for Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will aim to advance the work of the ESCAP Committee on Statistics to strengthen statistics capacity, as articulated in its 2020 goals. The Conference is expected to help us arrive at and draw a clear path that the Asia-Pacific regional work on statistics for SDGs should take, especially the work that will lead to strengthened statistical capacity in the region…more

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