UNSSC/Data-Pop Alliance FREE Webinar Series on Data for Sustainable Development

Venue: Webinar
Date: 30 March 2017

As part of its SD Talks Special Series initiative, the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development is pleased to announce the launch of a free webinar series on Data for Sustainable Development in partnership with Data-Pop Alliance. The webinar series aims to examine the critical role that data can play in achieving sustainable development.

UNSSC and Data-Pop Alliance have launched the Data for Sustainable Development webinar series as a step towards increasing data literacy and to build capacity of relevant stakeholders and development practitioners to effectively use data to measure progress on the achievement of SDGs. The series aims to equip participants with knowledge and understanding of the concept of big data, global partnership mechanisms for sustainable development data and best practices for data innovation. It also intends to provide useful insights to UN country teams and partners for strengthening statistical capacities of National Statistical Offices (NSOs).

The first session of the webinar series, titled as “Big Data: What is it and how can it contribute to Sustainable Development?” is scheduled to take place on Thursday 30 March 2017 at 02:30 PM CEST. This session will unpack the theory and concept behind Big Data and explore the role of Big Data for achieving sustainable development. The webinar speaker for the first session of the series is Dr. Emmanuel Letouzé, Director and Co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, a coalition on Big Data and development co-created in 2013 by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab, Overseas Development Institute, joined in 2016 by the Flowminder Foundation as its fourth core member.

 

Please register through this link: http://bit.ly/S1Data4SD

Should you have questions, plesae email sustainable-development@unssc.org

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