Preview- the UN World Data Forum events

Our list of panels and events to follow next week.

The UN World Data Forum will be taking place starting next week, opening the evening of Sunday, January 15th, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. Here are some of the events and panels we find interesting, and will follow closely. What are your ‘can’t-miss’ events?

Our interests at the forum include: scalability, capacity building, and innovation; private sector involvement including funding for data for the SDGs; national statistical offices and health data; and the work of the IAEG-SDGs.

Note that there is a 7 hour time difference between Cape Town, South Africa, and Eastern Standard Time in the U.S. Times presented here are in EST.

Monday, January 16th, 2017

2:00 am EST, Opening Session — The first UN World Data Forum- Harnessing the power of data for sustainable development.

6:30 am EST, Main Plenary — Rethinking capacity development.

8:30 am EST — Strengthening capacity for health related statistics in the SDG era: the Health Data Collaborative.

10:00 am EST — Data innovation at work for official statistics.

10:00 am EST— Unpacking the data revolution at the country Level: Lessons for National Data Strategies.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

3:45 am EST — Data for All: Tools for Monitoring the SDGs.

5:15 am EST— Between innovation and scalability: Building sustainable data systems in an age of rapid innovation.

8:15 am EST — Emerging standards and best practices for data sharing, interoperability, use, and stewardship.

8:15 am EST— Private sector data for the SDGs — bringing the best of minds to solve a data aggregation challenge.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

2:00 am EST, Main Plenary—The Future of Data Production.

3:45 am EST — Means of implementation — financing, collaborations and commitments.

8:15 am EST—Moving forward — Harnessing the power of data for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development- a joint session of the IAEG-SDGs and HLGPCCB.

8:15 am EST— Sustainability reporting and the harmonisation of the statistical accounting standards: Partnership with the corporate sector, accounting community and statistical community.

9:40 am EST, Closing Session — Moving forward- A global action plan to harness the power of data for sustainable development.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.