The PARIS 2015 WBCSD Council Meeting

10/12/15, Paris, France

2015 is a critical year for the future of your business as the agendas of climate change, sustainable development and energy unite on a global scale. It’s the time for action, and you should take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity. Hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the WBCSD Council Member meeting in Paris will put you at the heart of the key global processes and position your company as a central solution provider for a sustainable world...more


Innovative Data Sources to Manage Disasters

09/12/2015, Paris, France

The PARIS21​ event at COP21 on data for disaster risk management aims at addressing the role of new technologies and the use of innovative sources of data in the management of natural disasters and catastrophic events.To better manage disasters and their impact, governments and the aid community can increasingly rely on new technologies and new sources of data such, including mobile phones, drones, biometric scanners or wearable devices. Yet the increasing abundancy of information also creates challenges. To explore how to meet these challenges, our side event will look at recent country case studies and discuss them in a broader development context, putting particular emphasis on capacity building and zooming in on the experiences of national governments officials, experts and professionals from the field.​​..more​


Big Data and the 2030 Agenda

08/12/2015 – 09/12/2015, Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Comission for Asia and the Pacific’s (ESCAP) will host an expert group meeting on the role of big data in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s goals in Asia and the Pacific Region. The two day expert group meeting will bring together practitioners at the forefront of Big Data research and practice to (1) develop a shared understanding on the challenges, opportunities and current state-of-play of Big Data for sustainable development policy; (2) determine areas of mutual interest as relates to Big Data and the Agenda 2030; and (3) identify creative-solutions and strategic directions for action using Big Data to support implementation, follow-up and review of the Agenda 2030…more


Climate Services as a Global Public Good: International Collaboration, Science, and Data Innovation

07/12/15, Paris, France

On 7 December 2015, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will host Climate Services as a Global Public Good: International Collaboration, Science, and Data Innovation, in Paris, France. This event will explain what climate services are, explore the critical role of science, data innovation, and international collaboration in the provision of these services. It will also highlight the value of climate services as a global public good. Examples will be provided on how the U.S. is collaborating with international partners to build regional and national resilience through climate services…more


Mid-Atlantic GIS Data User Conference

07/12/2015 – 09/12/2015, Baltimore, USA

​The Esri Mid-Atlantic User Conference (UC) offers three days of hands-on training, technical sessions, and networking opportunities. At Esri Mid-Atlantic UC, participants will connect with their local GIS communities and also get help from Esri staff who are ready to answer questions…more


How Can Data Accelerate Climate Action?

07/12/2015, Paris, France

UN Global Pulse​ is hosting a special session on data at the Caring for Climate Business Forum​, the premier private sector event held annually at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP​). The programme will feature new data philanthropy announcements by companies, alongside a showcase of efforts by the public sector to apply new and open data to accelerate climate action. The session will also consider challenges in developing such an ecosystem of data use, including data privacy and access, and ways that these challenges have been, and can be, addressed…more


Climate Change Resilience in the Age of Data

04/12/2015, Paris, France

​This COP21 side-event will bring together researchers and practitioners to explore the opportunities, challenges and requirements for leveraging new data sources and analytical approaches to achieve these goals—chief of which is empowering at-risk communities.

Specifically, the event will seek to take stock of relevant scientific advances, showcase promising initiatives and approaches in the domain, identify major institutional and technical bottlenecks and requirements, and foster exchanges between the critical players producing the science, financing the projects, and implementing the work on the ground…more


Buntwani Locally: Global Goals for Local Impact

03/12/2015 – 04/12/2015, Nakuru, Kenya

​The Open Institute has organised a Buntwani-locally event to take place in Lanet Umoja in Nakuru County, Kenya on December 3 and 4, 2015. Jointly organised with the  “Tweeting Chief” Chief Francis Kariuki (@chiefkariuki), the event will be held to bring stakeholders around the community of 29,000 people to understand out how the Global Goals could be implemented within their community. Chief Kariuki and the Open Institute have shared the view that the Global Goals can best be implemented at community level, where each community comes together with its stakeholders to appreciate the specific Global Goals challenges that impact them directly as priorities, and to set community SDG targets…more