Next week, we’ll be in Dubai, UAE for the 2nd UN World Data Forum – focusing on how data leads to impact across groups such as information technology experts, GIS experts, civil society organizations, and data producers and users. We’ll be leading hands-on sessions with partners PARIS21 and Open Data Watch, and speaking on main stage panels on questions of data interoperability, statistics, and wider strategies to achieve the SDGs.
At an event as packed with awesome sessions as the UN Data Forum, we know it can be tough to keep track of what’s what, and who’s where – here’s a preview of where you can find DG’s Paige Kirby and Josh Powell. See you in Dubai!
Abu Dhabi State Hall, October 22, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Joined-up SDG data, contextualized and easily accessible, holds great value for decision- makers, analysts and other stakeholders responsible for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. In this context, interoperability between data sources is key.
This panel will bring together stakeholders from the Collaborative for SDG Data Interoperability to share knowledge and examples of successful, replicable and scalable data interoperability solutions.
Smart Dubai Hall, October 23, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
National statistical offices (NSOs) hold significant, and still largely untapped, power in catalyzing partnerships and mobilizing resources to complete the Cape Town Global Action Plan (CTGAP)’s “to-do” list. However, NSOs have an extensive to-do list themselves: they are under increasing pressure to coordinate statistical activities across government line ministries and find new and innovative partnerships with non-traditional producers.
How can an engagement-minded approach to building strong data ecosystems assist NSOs in their own work mandates while also helping to achieve the SDGs?
Smart Dubai Hall, October 23, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
In Cape Town in 2017, we recognized the importance of comprehensive interaction and alignment between the two sides of data supply and demand — but, once we accomplish this, how can we achieve use?
In this session, participants will participate in a “speed dating” activity, “matchmaking” data users and producers. They will explore what does (or doesn’t) work, when seeking to productively bring together data users and producers. The speed dating session will be followed by an open floor for audience questions and networking.
Representatives from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) will be attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from September 5-9 in Kigali, Rwanda to highlight two projects: the Visualizing Insights on African Agriculture (VIFAA) project and the Farmer-Centric Data Governance Models project.
Data governance frameworks are essential as data and technology continue to become increasingly central to how governments, institutions, groups, and individuals all interact with one another and among themselves. Here are the best practices DG has learned in creating data governance frameworks so far.
In Episode 2 of "Data…for What?!," a podcast series from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) which explores our new strategic plan, Josh Powell met with experts from DG and IREX to discuss DG’s expansion into the education, media and disinformation, and youth sectors. The conversations explore the most pressing challenges and greatest opportunities for data and technology to positively impact these sectors and discuss how these trends are likely to play out in the years ahead. Based on these trends, the experts explain the unique fit for DG’s skills and specific opportunities for collaboration that align with the vision of DG’s partnership with IREX, which has a long and successful history working in each sector.