Citizen-generated data: Facilitating the follow up and review process of the Sustainable Development Goals

On Sunday, 15 January, the first ever United Nations World Data Forum (WDF) officially kicked off in Cape Town, South Africa and will continue until 18 January, 2017. This inaugural WDF provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on the commitments world leaders made just over a year ago, upon the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Global gender goals: achieving local impact

Significant progress has been made in the long journey towards gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. We now have a standalone Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 5) on gender that places special emphasis on the subject and raises its profile to those from state and non-state backgrounds.

Call for Researchers: East Africa Gender Data Research

In Kenya and Tanzania, DataShift seeks to demonstrate concretely how multiple sources of data, particularly citizen-generated data (CGD), can be harnessed to monitor sustainable development goals (SDGs) progress, while building the interest, capacity and collaboration of civil society in generating and using data - with a special focus on SDG 5.

Data powers Argentine gender equality campaign #NiUnaMenos ("NotOneLess")

An alarming figure rocks Argentina: one woman dies every 30 hours due to gender-based violence. This is the harsh reality that has been present in our society for a long time, but hidden from view. Unfortunately, no detailed country-wide data exists; for either femicide (a women’s murder due to her gender condition), or any other type of violence

Kenya National Workshop on SDGs: Roadmaps and Data Ecosystems, 15 - 16 August

After an exciting workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania this past weekend, the Data Roadmap on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) kicks off in Nairobi, Kenya today.

The Long Road to a Transformative Data Revolution

The current excitement around the role of data in supporting the delivery of the sustainable development agenda is in itself revolutionary. A few years ago the discussions were limited to a few organisations directly dealing with data.

Tanzania Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development National Workshop, 12-13 August 2016

Starting today the National Bureau of Statistics - Tanzania in partnership with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) will convene the Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development National Workshop in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.