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October 2019

EmpoderaData Workshop: Data Literacy for the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America

October 16 2019
University of Manchester United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
EmpoderaData flyer

EmpoderaData, from the Spanish word empoderar for “to empower”, builds upon the success of the Q-Step program. Q-Step, for “Quantitative Step-change”, was developed as a strategic response to the shortage of quantitatively-skilled social science graduates in the United Kingdom. The University of Manchester (UoM) is one of 15 centres that took part in a £19.5 million program designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training. One of the core pillars of the UoM Q-Step Centre was to train…

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Webinar: Use of Mobile Technologies to Address Data Gaps

October 30 2019
Free
UNWDF

Addressing the challenges to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires up-to-date and timely data to measure progress and make decisions to improve people’s lives. However, there are gaps in existing data, and too many people are missing from the numbers. Bringing data sources together and creating an enabling environment for the integration and use of non-traditional data sources can fill this gap. This webinar will showcase how one specific type of new technologies and non-traditional data sources, mobile positioning…

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November 2019

Festival TOTVS de impacto social 2019

November 4 2019 - November 8 2019
Sao Paulo Brazil

Totvs labs, área de inovação Totvs, organizou o Festival Totvs de impacto social 2019 para os funcionários da empresa. Será realizado em São Paulo, de 4 a 8 de novembro. *Silvia Rodrigues, Project officer para Data-Pop Alliance, participará da mesa redonda "Tecnologia para o bem comum".

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Big Data, Big Impact? The Future of Gender-Sensitive Data Systems

November 12 2019
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 East 43rd Street
New York, 10017 United States
Free
Big Data, Big Impact?

With only ten years remaining to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, there is an increased demand for inclusive, high-quality data to drive progress. Data2X invites you to attend a daylong convening which will address two questions: How can big data be used to successfully tackle gender issues? How can we maximize the potential of big data for gender while also effectively addressing issues that may negatively impact women and girls, including privacy, transparency, and ensuring community participation? This event will…

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II Congreso Internacional de Inteligencia Artificial Alicante 2019

November 18 2019
Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante Alicante, Spain
Free

Este II Congreso Internacional de Inteligencia Artificial estará articulado en torno a charlas magistrales y paneles de discusión en los que intervendrán expertos en tecnología de diversos sectores empresariales y representantes de instituciones como la Comisión Europea o Naciones Unidas y diferentes universidades implicadas en esta iniciativa. Además, se dedicará un espacio a la presentación de startups de emprendedores y se celebrará un encuentro específico de networking, donde expertos nacionales e internacionales compartirán sus experiencias y perspectivas respecto a los…

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UN SDG: Learn’s Steering Group

November 21 2019
Geneva
UN SDGs

This first meeting could cover the following topics: 1. Substantive objectives of UN SDG:Learn: Platform, Partnership and Programme 2. Governance for UN SDG:Learn 3. Roll-out milestones in 2020 *Our director and co-founder, Emmanuel Letouzé will be participating in this meeting. A more detailed agenda is forthcoming.

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Workshop “Web data collection and analysis: Web scraping and API’s interaction” in Rio de Janeiro

November 25 2019 - November 27 2019
IBGE offices Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our upcoming workshop on “Web data collection and analysis: Web scraping and API’s interaction” will take place on November 25-27th at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The three-day training is tailored particularly towards the IBGE staff with the goal of strengthening internal capacities (knowledge and skills) to leverage Big data collection and analysis in their work. Find out more about this workshop here.

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Taller “Big data, desarrollo sostenible y cambio climático” en Bogotá

November 25 2019 - November 26 2019
GIZ Colombia, Calle 125 19-24, Piso 5
Bogotá, Colombia
Free

Se abordarán términos claves, herramientas necesarias y desafíos en el panorama de Big Data y desarrollo sostenible, centrándose en la aplicabilidad de estas fuentes de información en proyectos relacionados con la adaptación y mitigación del cambio climático. Este taller presencial proporciona una introducción a las "3 C de Big Data" en el contexto del desarrollo sostenible como base para el desarrollo de un Laboratorio de Proyectos para que los participantes sean capaces de introducir nuevas fuentes de información en el…

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December 2019

Expert Group Meeting on Population Data for the 21st century: Advances in data collection methodologies

December 4 2019 - December 6 2019
UNFPA Headquarters New York, NY United States
Livestream

In recent years, enormous advances have occurred in the collection and analysis of quantitative data. While there is an increasing focus on Big Data (social media, credit card purchases, cellphone records…), major innovations have also taken place in more traditional, “structured” data collection approaches and through combining new and traditional types of data. Many of these improvements have occurred within “silos” – the institutions tasked with data collection and researchers working within their specific disciplines or projects – limiting their…

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Regional Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Latin America and the Caribbean

December 12 2019 - December 13 2019
Sao Paolo Brazil
Forum Artificial Intelligence

The overall purpose of this Regional Forum is to raise awareness and promote reflection on the opportunities and challenges that AI and its correlated technologies pose to societies, governments, organizations, and citizens. The conference will also explore the potential of AI in relation to the SDGs, particularly as regards the role of UNESCO in enhancing evolutions in the fields where the Organisation operates within the wider UN and societal ecosystem. December 13th, 17:00 hrs: Emmanuel Letouzé, director and co-founder of…

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January 2020

AI Latin American Summit

January 21 - January 23
Cambridge MA United States
AI Latin American Summit

The Artificial Intelligence -AI- Latin America SumMIT seeks to bring together leaders from government, industry, academia, and the non-profit sector from across Latin America and the Caribbean, to identify opportunities and risks their countries might face as they move towards increasing the adoption of AI technologies. For more information please view the event's proposal. You can also see the event flyer.

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February 2020

Seminar on “Household Surveys in the Changing Data Landscape: Challenges, Opportunities and an Agenda for the Future”

February 20
United Nations Headquarters New York, United States

Are household surveys still relevant in the changing data landscape? And if so, are there new roles for that household surveys can play in this new data landscape in addition to the value they currently hold? How do we unleash the full potential of household surveys to add value to other data sources? What are the real opportunities and limitations of alternative data sources vis a vis household surveys? How do we improve the effectiveness of household surveys and their…

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March 2020

Conference “Measuring Development 2020 (VI): Data Integration and Data Fusion”

March 31
Washington D.C. Washington D.C., United States

On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020, CEGA will partner with the World Bank’s ​Development Impact Evaluation​ (DIME)​ group and Innovations in Big Data Analytics​ to hold the 6th annual “Measuring Development” Conference in Washington, D.C. The event will showcase the myriad ways in which survey data and “big” data can be integrated to improve the design, targeting, and evaluation of global development interventions. We will further discuss related challenges including data interoperability, privacy and confidentiality, algorithmic bias, and other topics.  …

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May 2020

Conference and Expo “Big Data Paris by Corp”

May 27 - May 28
Palais des Congrès de Paris, 2 place de la Porte Maillot
Paris, 75017 France

Important: This event was supposed to take place on the 9th and 10th of March, but it has been moved to the 27th and 28th of May to avoid any risks related to the Corona virus. Innovations radicales, technologies inédites, créativité à 360°… Plus que jamais l’édition 2020 de Big Data Paris s’annonce BIG. Avec plus de 18 000 visiteurs attendus, 250 exposants, et pas moins de 250 conférences et ateliers planifiés, c’est l’ensemble de l’écosystème européen du big data qui sera réuni sous un même toit. Un rendez-vous unique…

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June 2020

Workshop “Data for Better Lives: Enablers and Safeguards”

June 9 - June 10

The International Policy Workshop, hosted by the World Bank and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), "Data for Better Lives: Enablers and Safeguards" is going to be held in preparation for the World Development Report 2021 on the 9th and 10th of June 2020. Our director, Emmanuel Letouzé, will participate.   This event is not public.

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