UNWDF 2018 PROGRAMME

The Programme of the UN World Data Forum is organized around six main thematic areas covering a wide range of topics. Throughout the Forum, participants will have opportunities to interact in plenary sessions, break-out spaces, innovation labs, knowledge sharing spaces, exhibits and virtual forums.

October 22, 2018
9:00 am - 10:15 am Mofaic Hall

(TA2.02) Data Stewardship in Action: Making Data Collaboratives Systematic, Sustainable and Responsible

There are many predictable, repeatable uses for data collected and held by the private sector that can transform how we make public policy decisions or seek to solve public problems. These traditionally untapped data assets have attracted growing interest from diverse public sector entities — from United Nations agencies to National Statistical Institutes — and […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
9:00 am - 10:15 am GCC-Stat Hall

(TA2.05) Operationalising Mobile Phone Network Data for Development and Humanitarian Action

Presentations Presentation – Emily Chirwa Presentation – Darren Hanniffy Presentation – Esperanza Magpantay Presentation – Rachel Sibande Presentation – Derval Usher How has mobile network data been used to inform policy? What building blocks need to be in place to leverage mobile phone network data for real-time policy analysis, decision making and impact tracking? Anonymised […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
9:00 am - 10:15 am Abu Dhabi Stat Hall

(TA2.06) Data interoperability in action: Enabling data integration for sustainable development across ecosystems

The availability of joined-up SDG data that is contextualized and more 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 to integrate different sources of data, such as satellite imagery, telco data, and official statistics. […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
9:00 am - 10:15 am Dubai Stat Hall

(TA2.11) Innovative technology and partnerships for SDG 16 monitoring

Presentations Presentation – Armend Bekaj Presentation – Emmanuel Letouzé Presentation – Angela Me Presentation – Håvard Mokleiv Nygård Presentation – Hana Salama SDG 16 stands out among the SDGs as being particularly challenging for NSOs and the international community more broadly. Goal 16 has more tier 3 indicators than any of the other SDGs. New […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
9:00 am - 10:15 am Bayanat Hall

(TA3.04) Counting the excluded, the poorest and the most vulnerable who have been left behind, especially in urban areas

Presentations Presentation – Amanda Lenhardt Presentation – Dana R Thomson and Radheshyam Bhattarai Certain groups are ‘left behind’ due to their absence from available data. This is because the international household surveys (in particular DHS and MICS), which are the main sources of data for the reports on development progress typically omit by design: those […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
9:00 am - 10:15 am Sharjah Stat Hall

(TA3.12) Leaving No One Behind: The challenge and promise of disability disaggregated data

Presentations Presentation – Mitchell Loeb Presentation – Niel Roux Presentation – Pauline Thivillier Presentation – Rachael Beaven The session will focus on disability disaggregated data, opening with a talk on the importance of disaggregation in different contexts and the implications of failing to have information appropriately disaggregated by disability status. Included in the introduction will […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
9:00 am - 10:15 am DP World Hall

(TA5.09) New Approaches to Data Governance in the 21st Century: A View from Countries, Multilaterals, and Foundations

Presentations Presentation – Haishan Fu Presentation – Jake Porway Presentation – Phetsamone Sone Presentation – Fernando Perini Presentation – Gopi Krishna Khanal INTRO: Data Governance is a rapidly evolving concept; it means different things to governments; multilaterals; and foundations, but (particularly in light of recent events) these categories of data providers and users are focused […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
9:00 am - 10:15 am Ajman Stat Hall

(TA5.10) Community Data Collaborations to Achieve the SDGs

The inaugural public event of the Data4SDGs was a civic technology event, aimed at convening people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, expertise, occupations, and languages to build together priorities and actions that left no one behind: http://www.data4sdgs.org/index.php/news/sustainable-development-goals-community-event. As a global event, the World Data Forum has the opportunity to speak to the playful passion that is […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
9:00 am - 10:15 am Smart Dubai Hall

(TA6.06) The role of National Statistical Offices in enhancing Capacity Development of National Statistical Systems-experiences and lessons learned

More than one year after the launch of the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data (CTGAP), it is important to understand the various aspects that are needed to implement the action plan. In addition to an overview of what are the needs to strengthen statistical capacity of the countries, it is important […]
TA 6. How far have we come?
9:00 am - 10:15 am Dewa Hall

(TA4.05) Bringing statistics where opinions and decisions are made

This session aims at bridging the gap between data producers and data users. By inviting them to sit together in the panel, it provides a great opportunity for the data users to listen to the true demands, ideas and challenges of the users. On the other hand, data users will have a chance to understand […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
10:30 am - 11:45 am Ajman Stat Hall

(TA1.04) Impact measurement, SDGs and support to official statistics– the role of private sector and partnerships

Presentations Presentation – Misha Belkindas Presentation – Anuj Mehra Presentation – Phetsamone Sone Presentation – Matthew Shearing Presentation – Impact Management with SDGs: The Experience with Private Sector Achieving the SDGs will require far more action and capital than governments, multilaterals, and foundations can provide. This session will bring focus to private sector’s role as […]
TA 1. New approaches to capacity development for better data
10:30 am - 11:45 am GCC-Stat Hall

(TA1.08) Effective Capacity Building and Technical Assistance in a world of data: How to say no and better coordinate technical assistance

Presentations Presentation – Qasem Said Al Zoubi As a result of the Sustainable Development Goals, there is huge demand on National Statistics Offices (NSOs) to produce high quality data, using surveys, registers, administrative data and big data. While all NSOs struggle to meet these demands, it is a particular challenge for NSOs in developing countries. […]
TA 1. New approaches to capacity development for better data
10:30 am - 11:45 am Dubai Stat Hall

(TA2.09) Integration and disaggregation of biodiversity data towards sustainable development

Presentations Presentation – Thomas Brooks Presentation – Melanie Heath Presentation – Shyama Pagad Presentation – Jon Paul Rodríguez Presentation – Benjamin Tregenna The innovative and interactive session will be a mix of short “”ignite”” presentations (7½ minutes for each of eight speakers) followed by 15 minutes questions and discussion. One major innovation of the Sustainable […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
10:30 am - 11:45 am Sharjah Stat Hall

(TA2.15) The Data Revolution: AI for Sustainable Development

Presentations Presentation – James Hodson Presentation – Jake Porway The ubiquity of new and open data sets offer the promise of boosting impact and scaling the services of social change organizations exponentially. These massive datasets combined with never-before-seen computing power could help identify effective interventions to combat structural poverty, better target health services to the […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
10:30 am - 11:45 am Bayanat Hall

(TA3.07) Data for Policy Action : Using Big Data to Drive Development for All

This session aims to facilitate a discussion around how big data – and data from citizens can be used to improve community’s lives. The session will involve the presentation of two practical examples from different parts of the world, where public service delivery has seen transformation and where initiatives have been taken forward that have […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
10:30 am - 11:45 am Abu Dhabi Stat Hall

(TA3.08) Leaving No One Behind: Confronting Inequalities Through Access to Civil Justice

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were transformational in their inclusion of justice issues alongside core development priorities. In SDG target 16.3 countries commit to make progress towards “ensur[ing] equal access to justice for all”. Enhancing access to civil justice is a key strategy to confront inequality, reduce poverty, improve local governance and secure meaningful development […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
10:30 am - 11:45 am Mofaic Hall

(TA3.16) Mind the Gap: Traditional and Non-traditional approaches to closing the gender data gap

Presentations Presentation – María Lily Rodríguez, Dr. Zacarías Duarte Presentation – Eric Swanson Presentation – Stefaan Verhulst Presentation – Francesca Grum Presentation – Jin Hong The gap in gender data has been well-publicized, but three years into the 15-year Global Goals agenda, have we made progress in closing this gap? And which approaches are proving […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
10:30 am - 11:45 am Dewa Hall

(TA5.07) Citizen-generated data: methodology, scale, and confidence in using CGD to measure the SDGs

Presentations Presentation – Rebecca Firth Presentation – Omar Seidu Presentation – Danny Lämmerhirt As part of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, 25 organisations working in Citizen Generated Data (CGD) have created a Working Group to address the barriers preventing CGD from being widely accepted by traditional data users in monitoring the SDGs. The […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
10:30 am - 11:45 am Smart Dubai Hall

(TA5.11) Building together for benefits to all: examples from the EU-MED regional cooperation in statistics

In the last 25 years, the EU and the MED countries have developed a very intense and fruitful collaboration on statistical issues that are common priorities. The collaboration allowed a regular exchange of experiences that led to better comparability and better quality in data production and dissemination in the South of the Mediterranean Sea. The […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
10:30 am - 11:45 am DP World Hall

(TA6.01) Monitoring the SDGs 3 years in: How are we doing?

Presentations Presentation – Clint Brown Presentation – Leesha Delatie-Budair Presentation – Gemma Van Halderen Presentation – Robert Ndugwa Presentation – Enrique Ordaz The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the accompanying sustainable development goals and targets were adopted 3 years ago in September 2015. Even before the 2030 Agenda was adopted, the United Nations Statistical […]
TA 6. How far have we come?
12:40 pm - 2:10 pm DP World Hall

(TA0.01) Opening session: Harnessing the power of data for sustainable development

Presentations Opening presentation – Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President World Bank Group The United Nations World Data Forum 2018 is the second in a series of preeminent biennial events that bring together the technical, advocacy, and political spheres to harness the power of data to realize the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development for all.  Convened […]
Opening
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Dewa Hall

(TA1.07) Capacity development – coordination, harmonisation and innovative approaches to capacity building from a partner and a donor perspective

Presentations Presentation – Stefan Andersson Participants from National Statistical Institutes and from different institutions / international organisations / companies – those providing for capacity development and training and those benefiting from capacity development measures – will discuss their ways and approaches to capacity development (peer-to-peer learning, training in the institutions, international training programmes for users […]
TA 1. New approaches to capacity development for better data
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Dubai Stat Hall

(TA2.04) From pixel to crop: how to mitigate pre-harvest loss for African smallholder farms using synergies across different data communities

Presentations Presentation – George Azzari Presentation – Juan Landivar Bowles Presentation – Sonja Betschart, Rose Funja and Michael Humber Almost 80 percent of the world’s poor people live in rural areas and rely primarily on agriculture for their livelihoods (goo.gl/o3hnAI). Reducing crop loss in rural households could greatly support global food security under UN Sustainable […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm DP World Hall

(TA2.17) Big Data for Sustainable Development: what does it take to get to the next level?

Presentations Presentation – Elena Alfaro Presentation – Robert Kirkpatrick Presentation – Martin Mubangizi Presentation – Heather Savory Presentation – Derval Usher Big data refers to the vast amount of information which is created as a result of people’s increasing use of digital tools such as – mobile phones, social networks, internet search engines, online payment […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Sharjah Stat Hall

(TA2.18) Federated System for the SDGs: Global and National Open SDG Data Hubs

Presentations Presentation – Nafir Massad Presentation – Paul Morrin Presentation – Benedict Mugambi Presentation – Enrique Ordaz The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, issued on 15 January 2017, recognizes the need to facilitate the application of modern technologies and new data sources to mainstream statistical activities to support the implementation of […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Mofaic Hall

(TA2.20) The Population Monitoring Continuum: Ensuring accurate measurements, from census to sensing

Presentations Presentation – Robert Chen The proposed session explores ways we count populations, from traditional censuses to satellite technology, to innovations in real-time sensing, and the use of mobile phone data. Accurate measurements of a population’s size and composition are critical to ensure that policies relating to sustainable development are responsive to the situation on […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Ajman Stat Hall

(TA3.14) Making internal displacement visible: the ultimate data challenge to leave no one behind

Presentations Presentation – Laura Kivelä Presentation – Emmanuel Letouzé This session focuses on improving statistics on internally displaced persons (IDPs), who in many contexts are particularly vulnerable, yet hard to provide statistics on. In 2017 alone, conflicts and disasters displaced an estimated 30 million people within their own countries. Many IDPs end up in protracted […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Bayanat Hall

(TA4.03) Empowering Those That Don’t “Speak” Data

Data is too often used “about” people, rather than “with” people. Are you looking for novel ways to engage and empower populations that don’t “speak” the language of data? This workshop session will introduce the Data Culture Project – our suite of hands-on, arts-based, activities that bring people together around data with a goal of […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Smart Dubai Hall

(TA5.08) Open Data: But How Open?

OPEN DATA: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES Despite the availability of technology-enabled real time data, it is fair to say that we are yet to realize its full potential. Technology enabled data capturing is underutilized by NSOs and the private sector is collecting and using information in a largely self-regulated space; bringing with it well founded concerns […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Abu Dhabi Stat Hall

(TA6.03) A more efficient UN Statistical System in the era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – What do we need?

The coordination of the United Nations statistical system has been a regular topic on the agenda of the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) in the past. With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the coordination became even more strategic. Illustrated in many different documents addressed to the UNSC in recent years, new challenges […]
TA 6. How far have we come?
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm GCC-Stat Hall

(TA6.09) Modernisation of national statistics – how far have those the most in need come?

Presentations Presentation – Qasem Saeed Al Zoubi Presentation – Toh Hock Chai Presentation – Ruth Minja Presentation – El-Iza Mohamedou Presentation – Salah Al Muzahmi Presentation – Roberto Luis Olinto Ramos The session would like to stimulate the exchange of practical experiences and discuss the opportunities and challenges in modernising statistics at national level. The […]
TA 6. How far have we come?
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm DP World Hall

(TA3.01) Improving Migration Statistics – the way forward

Presentations Presentation – Pedro de Alarcon Presentation – Cathy KRÜGER More people than ever live in a different country to the one in which they were born. Accompanying the increasing number of migrants are new migration patterns: modern communication technologies and the increased convenience of travel have made temporary and circular migration easier than ever; […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
October 23, 2018
9:00 am - 10:30 am DP World Hall

(TA1.01) Who Wants to Know? The Political Economy of Statistical Capacity

Presentations Opening presentation – Ambassador Thomas Gass, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Opening presentation – Hernán Muñoz, National Director of Planning, Institutional and International Relations in the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of Argentina (INDEC). Statistical information is an essential element for development; it contributes directly to capacity building and the modernization […]
TA 1. New approaches to capacity development for better data
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Smart Dubai Hall

(TA1.03) The State of Measuring Statistical Capacity — Where we are and where do we go from here

Presentations Presentation – Grant Cameron – Manager, Development Data Group, Development Economics, The World Bank Presentation – François Fonteneau – PARIS21 Presentation – Mitali Sen – Chief, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Branch, International Programs, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Presentation – Phetsamone Sone – Deputy Head of the Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB), Ministry of […]
TA 1. New approaches to capacity development for better data
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Abu Dhabi Stat Hall

(TA1.02) Leveraging South-South Cooperation to harness the power of new data sources

Presentations Opening presentation – Big Data for Development This session brings together experts from Asia (India and Sri Lanka), Africa (Rwanda and Kenya), and Latin America(Colombia) to discuss the potential of harnessing south-south cooperation and peer learning in developing capacity to generate better data in the Global South, focusing on activities linked to the Sustainable […]
TA 1. New approaches to capacity development for better data
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Ajman Stat Hall

(TA2.19) Harnessing the potential of data innovation for migration and development interventions: the state of the art, promises and challenges

Presentations Presentation – John Anderson Presentation – Jay Lindop Presentation – Marzia Rango Presentation – Alex de Sherbinin Presentation – Ingmar Weber Presentation – Photo Gallery Over the past few years, migration has emerged as one of the most challenging issues confronting policymakers around the world. The growing complexity of internal and cross-border human mobility, […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Sharjah Stat Hall

(TA3.05) An ageing global population: Improving data for older age groups

Presentations Presentation – Sarah Crofts Presentation – Niel Roux Presentation – Alex Mihnovits Presentation – Papa Seck We have all heard the saying ‘What gets measured gets done’. In addressing challenges and opportunities of population ageing, this motto points to the need and urgency of developing a high quality evidence base to understand better experiences […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Dubai Stat Hall

(TA3.09) Data Revolution in Africa: advances and experiences at the regional, national and subnational levels

Presentations Presentation – Danielle Doughman Presentation – Cheikh Faye Presentation – Marylene Wamukoya This session will highlight the data value chain from the community to research to government policy-makers and other decision makers. We will share concrete examples of what can be achieved through the data revolution in sub-Saharan Africa when data actors work in […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Dewa Hall

(TA3.15) How Better Data Can Lead to Better Lives for Children and Migrants on the Move

Presentations Presentation – Danzhen You Presentation – Neli Esipova Presentation – Frank Laczko Presentation – Petra Nahmias Presentation – Hataichanok Puckcharern Existing international data on migrants provide little information about their well-being, and whether their lives are getting better or not. With the number of migrants expected to exceed 400 million over the next several […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Bayanat Hall

(TA3.17) It takes a village to leave no one behind: Emerging best practices in community-based data collection

Presentations Presentation – Ignacio Marcovecchio Presentation – Herbert Buyondo Presentation – John Nsubuga How do we manage to count everyone in a sustainable and timely manner? Community-based data collection is emerging as an exciting opportunity for local government and civil-society to generate what are, in effect, perpetual censuses. Without explicit and diverse inclusion, governments and […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
10:45 am - 12:00 pm DP World Hall

(TA4.12) Gender Data Impact Stories: From Data to Action

Presentations Presentation – Shaida Badiee Presentation – Nina Rabinovitch Blecker Presentation – Henrica Jansen Presentation – Daniela Ligiero Presentation – Fredrick Edward Makumbi Despite increased awareness of the importance of gender data, concrete examples of gender data leading to impact – on legislation, government programs or policies, practices/behaviors, or perceptions/attitudes – are not easy to […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Mofaic Hall

(TA4.14) Data & diplomats: capacity development for diplomats and policy-makers in the data age

With the introduction of new sources of data and ways to analyse them, there are important opportunities for the public sector to become more data-informed. Whether it is through the incorporation of social media insights, geospatial data, call detail records, or text-mining of documents and transcripts, the current data age is presenting policy-makers with great […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
10:45 am - 12:00 pm GCC-Stat Hall

(TA6.05) Will National Statistical Offices exist in 2030: And if they do still exist what will they look like?

This session will explore a range of different views on the future of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and by doing so we aim to think more creatively about how NSOs might change over the coming years. This innovative session will promote visionary ideas and blue sky thinking and will spark interesting discussions and new insights […]
TA 6. How far have we come?
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm DP World Hall

(TA5.01) Increasing Trust in Data and Statistics

Presentations Presentation – Shaida Badiee Presentation – Martine Durand Building trust in data and statistics has its own track in this year’s World Data Forum agenda. And rightfully so. As fake news and alternative facts loom around us, trust in official data and statistics is needed more than ever. This session tackles the issue of […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Dubai Stat Hall

(TA1.09) Bridging the humanitarian-development gap in conflict situations

Identifying solutions to the humanitarian-development data gap in conflict situations. An area that has been identified as important for improved integration of humanitarian and development approaches in increasing the interoperability between the data collected for immediate humanitarian needs and the data collected to inform longer-term development policies. In humanitarian crises and conflict situations, data is […]
TA 1. New approaches to capacity development for better data
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm DP World Hall

(TA2.16) Earth Observation Applications for the Sustainable Development Goals: Opportunities for Scaling Successful Methods

Presentations Presentation – Kaifen Shi Presentation – Omar Seidu Presentation – Argyro Kavvada Presentation – Robert Ndugwa Presentation – Enrique Ordaz Presentation – Robert Chen Presentation – Marc Paganini Presentation – Jillian Campbell Presentation – Sandra Moreno The principle of national ownership is at the core of the U.N. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Abu Dhabi Stat Hall

(TA2.21) Big data and the global gender gap: the promise and perils of digital information

Presentations Presentation – Bapu Vaitla Digital data has great potential for helping fill the global gender data gap, but enthusiasm around using big data for public policymaking must be met with realistic understanding of inherent challenges and risks. This session will highlight new findings from five distinct research projects commissioned as part of Data2X’s Big […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Sharjah Stat Hall

(TA3.02) Leave No one Behind: data challenges and solutions for reaching vulnerable children

There is a lack of quantitative and qualitative data (particularly disaggregated data), research and verified information about vulnerable children, including children left outside of family – care, street-connected children, children in institutions, and migrant and refugee children. When children are counted, they are more likely to be included in government programs which help to ensure […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Bayanat Hall

(TA3.06) Fighting for the most vulnerable with mobile data

Presentations Presentation – Maha Ahmed Muraish Presentation – Jeanine Vos Presentation – Claudia Ah Poe According to Statistica, the number of mobile phone users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019. This indispensable technology has become a source of data unimaginable just a few decades ago. In the process […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm GCC-Stat Hall

(TA3.18) Integrating Civil Registration and Digital Identity: Emerging Best Practices

Presentations Presentation – Haishan Fu Presentation – Edward Duffus Presentation – Anir Chowdhury Presentation – Josie Perez Presentation – Anette Forsingdal Presentation – Philip Setel Robust civil registration data and systems are increasingly recognized as the necessary foundation on which to build effective identity management systems (IDMs) and e-government services. When civil registration systems and […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Smart Dubai Hall

(TA4.10) New Engagement Approaches for NSOs to Increase Data Use

Presentations Presentation – Mihir Prakash Presentation – François Fonteneau Presentation – Ruth Minja Presentation – Josh Powell Presentation – Eric Swanson As evidenced in the Cape Town Global Action Plan (CTGAP) for Sustainable Development Data, national statistical offices (NSOs) hold significant, and still largely untapped, power in catalyzing partnerships and mobilizing resources to complete the […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Mofaic Hall

(TA4.13) Country Experiences in Statistical Literacy, dissemination and communication of official Statistics: the Case of Indonesia, Rwanda and Zambia

Presentations Presentation – Etambuyu Lukonga Presentation – Jean-Claude Nyirimanzi This session aims at bringing out innovative approaches embarked on to enhance statistical literacy and communication of data to target audiences. The initiatives are ways of imparting knowledge on statistics to different data users to ensure that statistics are understood and used for national development. Statistics […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Dewa Hall

(TA5.05) Analytics for public good

Presentations Presentation – H.E. Aisha Bin Bishr Presentation – Mete Guney Presentation – Robert Kirkpatrick We are all unwittingly generating enormous amounts of data and are even more ferociously consuming and demanding real time analytics. Practically all applications on phones and tablets demand access to personal details, contacts, location, media and credit card information. Tremendous […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Ajman Stat Hall

(TA6.10) Developing Capacities for the 2030 Agenda: Moving towards Implementation

Presentations Presentation – Martine Durand Presentation – Gemma Van Halderen Presentation – Johannes Jütting Presentation – Phetsamone Sone Capacity Development has been defined as the process through which individuals, organisations and societies obtain, strengthen and maintain their abilities to collect maintain and disseminate high quality data to set and achieve their own objectives, while meeting […]
TA 6. How far have we come?
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm DP World Hall

(TA1.05) Follow the data: Building better data systems for better health

Presentations Presentation – Dr Philip W Setel Presentation – Anir Chowdhury Presentation – Dr. Kelly Henning Presentation – Boluwatife Lola-Dare Presentation – Richard Delaney The session will focus on the role of data in enabling better decisions and improved governance and accountability at multiple levels – including nationally, at city and local authority levels, for […]
TA 1. New approaches to capacity development for better data
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Dewa Hall

(TA2.07) Opportunities for Earth Observations: Connecting water, land and people

Presentations Presentation – Jillian Campbell Presentation – Argyro Kavvada Presentation – Sylvie Michaud Presentation – José A. Rosero Moncayo Presentation – Marc Paganini Presentation – Jean- Francois Pekel Land and water systems are intricately linked and provide a wealth of benefits to society. They also sustain an increased demand for their services from agriculture, energy […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Mofaic Hall

(TA2.10) Building strong National Statistical Systems — The Case of Business (and other) Register Data

Presentations Presentation – Rasmus Larsson, Benson Karugu Ndungu Presentation The Nordic National Statistical Offices (NSO) have long experience in capacity development and in using administrative registers for statistics production. In this session, these two experiences will be combined: Country examples of capacity development in collaboration and use of administrative sources mostly on businesses for statistical […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Bayanat Hall

(TA2.13) Measuring the Unmeasured: New Data for Insights into SDG Tier III indicators

Presentations Presentation – Emmanuel Letouzé Presentation – Armenia National SDG Innovation Lab Presentation – Exploring BIG DATA for SDG Indicator Measurement in Sudan The gap in official data and methodologies is an impediment to designing evidence-based policies in developing countries and understanding the state of Sustainable Development Goals in high priority areas for the countries. […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm GCC-Stat Hall

(TA3.10) Violence against women: a statistical overview

Presentations Presentation – Juncal PLAZAOLA-CASTAÑO Presentation – Henrica Jansen Presentation – Enrique Ordaz Presentation – Maria Giuseppina Muratore The understanding of the causes, consequences and context of violence against women (VAW) has gained importance in the international sphere in recent years. Knowing how it crosses physical, economic and social borders requires efforts and commitments from […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Ajman Stat Hall

(TA4.08) Data in the Environmental, Public Health and Industrial Development policy sectors; recent innovations and interoperability opportunities.

Presentations Presentation In this session UN Environment, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and Vital Strategies will describe data-related challenges facing the Environmental, Industrialization and Health policy sectors. Each sector will describe the role of data in their individual policy area, the challenges faced and innovative solutions and approaches they have independently developed and implemented. […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Smart Dubai Hall

(TA4.09) Matchmaking for the Data Revolution: Bringing Data Producers and Users Together

Presentations Presentation 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? Data users can range from public sector users (ministries, public entities), to academia, think tanks, journalists, and citizens. This […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Sharjah Stat Hall

(TA4.11) Informed decisionmaking: how satellite imagery & machine learning impact development

Presentations Presentation – Combined Massively available satellites and sensors, combined with machine learning frameworks and cloud computing change the way people make informed decisions around the world and help to evaluate complex events in real-time. Several tools that are available to understand and extract insight from data are widely out of reach amongst development practitioners. […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Abu Dhabi Stat Hall

(TA5.03) Building trust: the role of international institutions

Presentations Presentation – Stephen Penneck Presentation – Delina Ibrahimaj This session will underline the importance of international (and regional) institutions in building trust in statistics. It will describe the work being done to monitor the UN Fundamental Principles, and the role of the ISI In statistical ethics. The session will also highlight the work being […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
October 24, 2018
9:00 am - 10:30 am DP World Hall

(TA5.04) Statistical-Geospatial Integration: Supporting the SDGs and the 2020 Censuses

Presentations Presentation – Timothy Trainor Presentation – Bernard Muhwezi Presentation – Gemma Van Halderen Presentation – Janusz Dygaszewicz Session will be of interest to national, regional and international data users and producers of statistical, administrative and geospatial datasets interested in applying and improving interoperability between these datasets. The use of common frameworks, standards, methods and […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Sharjah Stat Hall

(TA1.10) National Data Platforms for SDG Reporting: principles, approaches, and experiences

Presentations Presentation – Charles Brigham Presentation – Momar Kouta Presentation – Alexandra Silfverstolpe Presentation – Eric Anvar Presentation – Phil Ashlock Presentation – Omar Seidu Presentation – Dominik Rozkrut Collecting data for SDGs requires a serious investment in data collection. Although strong efforts have been made over the years by countries and partners to improve […]
TA 1. New approaches to capacity development for better data
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Abu Dhabi Stat Hall

(TA2.03) SDG Data Challenges and Opportunities: Geospatial Reference, Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development

Presentations Presentation – Rachael Beaven Presentation – Heather Chamberlain Presentation – Pierre Klissou Presentation – Mark Peterson Presentation – Dorsamy Pillay Access to reliable and credible data is central to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and successful implementation of international agreements such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. A critical challenge […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Mofaic Hall

(TA2.14) Non-official Data: Challenges and Opportunities for NSOs

Presentations Presentation – Sylvie Michaud Presentation – Norah Madaya Presentation – Johannes P. Jütting The dawn of the data revolution has led to a radical shift in how data and information are produced and harnessed for development policy and decision-making. Technology has led to the arrival scene new data sources and new data users on […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Ajman Stat Hall

(TA2.22) The Open Algorithms (OPAL) Project: What has been achieved in Senegal and Colombia and how can it scale?

Presentations Presentation – Nicolas de Cordes Presentation – Emmanuel Letouzé This interactive workshop will have 2 main objectives structuring its agenda: Present and discuss the key results and lessons of the Open Algorithms (OPAL) pilots in Senegal and Colombia, developed since 2016 with core funding from the French Development Agency (AFD) in partnership with 2 […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Smart Dubai Hall

(TA2.23) Innovate or Perish! Household Surveys in a Changing Data Landscape

Presentations Presentation – Karen Carter / Shane M Khan, UNICEF Presentation – Dana R Thomson, World Pop With more than 200 indicators to be monitored, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provides a monumental challenge for countries and development partners alike, who are under pressure to be more efficient and cost-effective in providing data in an […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Dewa Hall

(TA3.11) Corruption & governance: a statistical overview

Presentations Presentation – Salomé Flores Presentation – Eliska Drapalova Presentation – Enrique Ordaz Presentation – El Iza Mohamedou The session will focus on the challenges faced to build data system on governance and corruption. The SDG has highlighted governance as a crucial element by itself but also as a facilitator to achieve other social, economic, […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Dubai Stat Hall

(TA5.02) Multi-stakeholder data collaborations for sustainable development in Africa

This is a multi-stakeholder session on data collaborations across Africa. The 90-minute session will include presentations of ongoing continental initiatives, and in-depth discussion on improving collaborations among stakeholders in Africa’s data landscape. Among others, the session will seek to find a way forward for: Sharing good practices and challenges on data collaborations in Africa Broadening […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Bayanat Hall

(TA6.07) The Data Revolution at the national level: 1000 days since the adoption of the SDGs

Presentations Presentation – Karen Bett Presentation – Ibrahima Hathie Presentation – Julio Lopez The Cape Town Action Plan lays out the strategic areas where the data and statistical communities should focus to “quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data… to help with the measurement of progress and to ensure no one is left behind” as […]
TA 6. How far have we come?
10:45 am - 12:00 pm DP World Hall

(TA6.08) Data Scientists: What are they?

The “data scientist” – a new breed of quantitative professionals with the training to make discoveries in the world of data and subsequently lead disruptions of entire industries. Data scientists have the skills to analyses data, technical skills to solve complex scientific problems and the curiosity to explore what problems needs to be solved. They […]
TA 6. How far have we come?
10:45 am - 12:00 pm GCC-Stat Hall

(TA4.02) Data Journalism: Broadening the reach of official statistics

Presentations Presentation – Lisa Cornish Presentation – Soleil Kelley Presentation – Risenga Maluleke Our discussion highlights the ways in which official statistics could collaborate with journalists to better inform the public. On the one hand, journalists are consumers of data analysis in the form of reports, white papers, press releases. We would like to illustrate […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm DP World Hall

(TA6.04) Financing for more and better data

Data and statistics are at the center of the full implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the fulfillment of the ambition to leave no one behind. Through the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data (CTGAP), the global statistical and data communities have come together to define a […]
TA 6. How far have we come?
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm GCC-Stat Hall

(TA1.06) A new era for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics systems: innovation and transformation to develop capacities, reduce gender inequities, and improve data for the SDGs

Civil Registration – the administrative recording of vital events, such as births, deaths, adoptions, marriage and divorce – as they occur has profound implications for development and human rights. Production and dissemination of vital statistics, including causes of death, is essential to planning, implementing and monitoring national and international development agendas. Data disaggregated by sex […]
TA 1. New approaches to capacity development for better data
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm DP World Hall

(TA2.01) New data sources for policy action: from dreams to reality

Presentations Presentation – Jose Ramon Albert Presentation – Ward Anseeuw Presentation – Ayush Ariunzaya Presentation – Anne Bowser Presentation – Christophe Duhamel Presentation – Norah Madaya The session will provide evidence that new data sources and technologies work to solve key policy issues in different country set-ups. The session will be universal in its country […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Bayanat Hall

(TA2.08) Innovative Solutions for Enabling Data-Driven Cities

Presentations Presentation – Heba Khalil Presentation – Robert Ndugwa Presentation – Costis Toregas Organizers: UN-Habitat, Ecocity Builders Objective: The main objective of this side event is to provide an interactive platform for showcasing and discussing work and projects towards data-driven cities, presenting innovative tailor-made solutions to understand and measure urban development trajectories and conditions including […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Ajman Stat Hall

(TA2.12) Data Mashups: Catapulting from Measurement to Problem Solving

Presentations Presentation – Richard Crespin Data science has enabled private sector organizations to become more efficient, more effective, more targeted, and more thorough in their missions. And now governments have the opportunity to do the same. But it’s not enough to just have the data. Leveraging new data in a way that has a real […]
TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Sharjah Stat Hall

(TA3.03) Collective action to fill the gaps on Leave No one Behind

Presentations Presentation – Anupama Ranawana Presentation – Lykke Eg Andersen Presentation – Ibrahima Hathie Presentation – Towfiqul Islam Khan This will be an interactive session. The focus will be on working out the challenges on the data required to analyze the concept of Leave No one Behind on three different SDGs. In February 2018, Southern […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Dewa Hall

(TA3.13) Innovations in data systems and well-being measurement in the context of forced migration and refugee flows.

The session will present improvements and innovations in population data systems and measurement methods in response to the growing need for better data on forced displacement from national, regional and international perspectives. The work to bridge the humanitarian and development data needs in addressing forced displacement will also be explored. Additionally, it will also shed […]
TA 3. Leaving no one behind
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Abu Dhabi Stat Hall

(TA4.06) Innovative Monitoring and Evaluation Solutions for the implementation of SDGs for Small and Vulnerable States

Presentations Presentation – Motselisi Matsela The session will showcase the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tool, called SDG Implementation Tool-kit (SIT), aimed at supporting small and vulnerable states in tracking progress as well as incentivising performance management related to the implementation of SDGs . Since M&E is data intensive, the session will also serve as a […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Smart Dubai Hall

(TA4.07) Relevant to everyone’s sense of “me, here, now”: data literacy as the means towards a social inclusion revolution

The term ‘data literacy’ is currently a mainstream term and potential buzzword of ‘Data Revolution’ discussions, as experts, policymakers and advocates consider what it would take to enable citizens to make better use of the vast amount of data available to them. Statistical and data literacy has always been essential for everyone as consumers, users, […]
TA 4. Understanding the world through data
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Dubai Stat Hall

(TA5.06) The Ethics of Data – How Data is Reshaping the Relationship between Citizen and the State

Presentations Presentation – Martine Durand The massive growth in computing since the 1980s and 1990s has revolutionized data gathering and how people transact with one another. The result is that practically every economic, financial, social and political transaction is recorded somewhere by someone and can be linked to the individuals undertaking the transaction. Such proliferation […]
TA 5. Building trust in data and statistics
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Mofaic Hall

(TA6.02) UN WDF Programme Committee assessment

The session brings together Program Committee members of the UN World Data Forum to discuss accomplishments and achievements, lessons learned and areas for improvements and the pathway forward towards UNWDF 2020. The session will have two main parts: a substantive panel discussion where members will share their perspectives on the UNWDF themes and how the […]
TA 6. How far have we come?
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm DP World Hall

(TAX.01) Closing session: Implementation of the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data– the way forward

The adoption of the Cape Town Global Action Plan (CTGAP) by the United Nations Statistical Commission and endorsement by the General Assembly in its resolution (A/RES/71/313) on work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was a significant step toward addressing the statistical capacity building necessary to achieve the scope and […]
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