22nd International Conference on Computational Statistics (COMPSTAT 2016)

23/08/2016 – 26/08/2016, Oviedo, Spain

Sponsored by the European Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) and co-organized by the University of Oviedo, Spain, the conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent developments in computational methods, methodology for data analysis and applications in statistics. All topics within the broad interface of Computing & Statistics will be considered for oral and poster presentation…more


Linking Data – Improving Lives

22/08/2016 – 26/08/2016, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

‘Big Data’ and its potential to improve health and society is much discussed across the world. Linking disparate population-scaled datasets together is a key technique in the production of powerful new data resources that can illuminate, evaluate and steer policy and practice right across society. However, with this work comes the responsibility to build trustworthy and well-governed approaches that safeguard privacy at all times. Opportunities for new infrastructures and architectures present themselves, new analytical techniques are needed, and a cadre of people equipped with a new blend of skills is required. This unique conference, which is in collaboration with The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research and Administrative Data Research Network, is designed to provide researchers, policy makers, practitioners, administrators, regulators, and data guardians opportunities to learn more about the cutting edge work that is underway across the world, together with a chance to showcase their own achievements, and listen to talks from international leaders in the field…more


East Africa Open Data Fest: Open Sustainable Development Data

17/08/2016 – 18/08/2016, Nairobi, Kenya

Hosted by Strathmore University, the Government of Kenya, the World Bank, Code for Africa, the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Program, Digital Globe, IBM, Journalists, and Civil Society groups, the East Africa Open Data Fest will provide a platform for sharing the experiences on the adoption of Open Data and also create opportunities for investment and partnerships related to Open Data. The Africa Open Data Community is a convening space for tech industry, small businesses, journalists, civic tech, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, IT solution providers, banks, telcoms, insurance companies, NGO’s, donor organizations, and local and national governments to connect virtually and in person to share advances in open data, share lessons, and form new collaborations.  We seek a transparent, open dialogue and concrete action on common challenges and shared solutions for communities and partners across Africa…more


The 3rd International Statistical Conference 2016 (ISM-III)

09/08/2016 – 11/08/2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The International Statistical Conference has been organised since 2012, which was intended to build and encourage the cooperation amongst its members. This upcoming conference is hosted by Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (UM) with the cooperation of the Malaysia Institute of Statistics (ISM). The theme of this conference is: Bringing Professionalism and Prestige in Statistics…more


Data for Development: Powering Evidence-Based International Aid with Mobile Technology

03/08/2016, Washington, DC, USA

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion on how policymakers and international development organizations can take advantage of new opportunities to collect and apply data to improve the effectiveness of international aid. The adage “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” is especially applicable to the international development community in which donor countries and their implementing partners seek maximum impact with limited resources. Historically government and nonprofits have lacked the necessary technological infrastructure to collect performance data, leaving policymakers at a disadvantage when it comes to program evaluation and management. This technological gap is narrowing…more


Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago

30/07/2016 – 04/08/2016, Chicago, IL, USA
The JSM is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America with more than 6,000 attendees from 52 countries and over 600 sessions. Topics range from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and data science. JSM also offers a unique opportunity for statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Beginning statisticians (including current students) are able to learn from and interact with senior members of the profession…more


United Nations Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

26/07/2016 – 28/07/2016, Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific, is organizing a Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme. The objectives are to: (i) review and discuss national experiences in approaches taken to measure the population with disabilities during national censuses of the 2010 round; (ii) discuss strategies for compilation of data on disability for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals particularly in the context of the regional Incheon Strategy, a framework regarding persons with disabilities in the Asia and Pacific region; and (iii) share national experiences among participating countries and foster intra-regional cooperation aimed at enhancing national capacity in disability measurement and improving the quality of data for monitoring of the SDGs…<a href="http://unstats.un.org/unsd/events/eventsdetail.cshtml?i=371"


Adaptation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Role of Development Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

21/07/2016, New York, USA

5th Biennial High-Level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum Side Event: Adaptation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Role of Development Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific is organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS). Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP will moderate the session. The panel will include finance ministers and senior Ministers from the Asia-Pacific region, an expert, and a private sector and a CSO representative…more


High Level Political Forum Side Event: Implementing the SDGs: Taking stock of the challenge and starting to measure progress

20/07/2016, New York, USA

In partnership with Bertelsmann Stiftung, Project Everyone and UN Academic Impact, the event will provide an opportunity for Ministers and country representatives to discuss their progress and challenges with SDG implementation. In addition, it will feature the launch of the SDSN’s and Bertlesman Stiftung’s new report – The SDG Index and Dashboard. The Index is a tool to support countries to take stock of their current standing on the SDGs and to encourage an evidence based national dialogue on implementation…more


How can we strengthen CRVS systems as a means to improving gender equality?

19/07/2016, New York, USA

Over the past few years, the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) agenda has gained much attention and momentum as witnessed by the establishment of various initiatives such as the Global Financing Facility and the Africa Programme on Accelerated Programme on CRVS (APAI-CRVS), greater investment by countries like Canada and Norway and apparent interest and linkages with the health sector. However, as discussed in a recent seminar held at the Center for Global Development, seeing the importance of CRVS systems through a gender lens has only started, and requires much improvement. In this context, PARIS21, alongside the Republic of the Philippines, Global Affairs Canada, UN Economic Commission for Africa and Data2X, are pleased to use the opportunity of the High-Level Political Forum to host an event to dig deeper into the challenges, opportunities and solutions to strengthening CRVS systems as a means to improving gender equality…more