Special event on “The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development: How to Make it Happen?”
Sunday, 26 July 2015
09:30 – 12:30
Riocentro, Room 205
Monitoring the progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a great opportunity to improve the quality of data concerning key aspects of people’s lives. But it will also be a huge challenge, especially for developing countries.
The report of the UN Independent Experts Advisory Group (IEAG) published in November 2014 (see www.undatarevolution.org) underlined the need to fully exploit the so-called “Data Revolution” not only to monitor SDGs, but also to achieve them. Since then, many initiatives have been launched to implement the Group’s recommendations.
The event will discuss the state of the art in this field, also looking at how the different regions of the world are addressing this challenge.
Chair of the event:
Haishan Fu (Director of the Data Group, World Bank)
Introductory speeches (plenary):
Enrico Giovannini (Co-Chair of the UN Advisory Group)
Vijay Nair (ISI President)
Ronald Jansen (Assistant Director, UN Statistics Division)
Grant Cameron (Data Group, World Bank)
Initiatives taken in different regions of the world:
Mariana Kotzeva (Deputy Director-General, Eurostat)
Lidia Bratanova (Director, UNECE Statistics Division)
Pali Lehola (National Statistician, South Africa)
Eduardo Soho (President of Inegi, Mexico)
Misha Belkindas (Managing Director, Open Data Watch)
Report from break-out sessions (plenary)
Discussion and conclusions by the Chair (plenary)
Participation is open to all registered WSC participants, no prior registration necessary.