The Charter is based on a vision set by the SDGs, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It highlights the lack of reliable, adequate data and the skills needed to analyze them, which are prerequisites to living up to the SDGs’ ambition of leaving no one behind.
The digital divide and slow adoption and operation of advanced technology in most developing countries have, so far, limited the possibility for the potential and capabilities of big data to be fully harnessed.
The recent global headlines around Cape Town’s impending Day Zero - the day the taps run dry - sent shockwaves around the world. A major city running out of drinkable water may have been unthinkable only a few decades ago, but according to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages by 2025.
This pool of experts will work towards capacity building activities of the DoT as well as for supporting capacity building activities of other ministries, departments, state governments and public sector companies.
Many developing countries like Nepal have the same concerns -- how can they use AI to improve their countries’ economies and save lives? Here are a few use cases of AI that I believe can have a huge impact in developing countries.
A new European Space Agency (ESA) project aims to allow developing countries to have greater access to powerful Earth observation tools in order to reduce risks linked to natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods or volcanic eruptions.
There are at least 20 government satellites that are currently operational and that provide both imagery and non-imagery EO data without restrictions. This article, however, spotlights Landsat and Copernicus, the best two examples of government satellite programs that have positively impacted global development as result of their free and open data policy.
Vital atmospheric data exists today on some three to four billion smartphones worldwide. This data can improve our ability to accurately forecast the weather and other natural disasters that are taking so many lives every year.
The current supply-side data collected by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) from national administrative data doesn’t allow us to measure several basic indicators in the predominantly pre-paid mobile environment that characterizes communication services in developing countries.
A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition -- when they live near forests. The results turn on its head the assumption that improving nutrition in poorer countries requires clearing forests for more farmland -- and, instead, suggest that forest conservation could be an important tool to improve the nutrition of children.
Powerful nano-satellites, the size of soccer balls, are able to deliver detailed imagery and information about a chosen territory from space. These advances in technology and cheaper launch vehicles mean more developing countries can use satellites to collect troves of valuable data.
Researchers have recently attempted to increase its recognition by conducting a global study of more than 1.7 million children, but a new study published in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin reveals that kwashiorkor may be a local phenomenon that is underestimated by national statistics.
Reflecting on the past year, the extensive activities and focused intervention of Data Science Nigeria demonstrate how Nigeria is setting itself up for a period of unprecedented growth in harnessing the benefits of intelligent systems to drive incremental local capacity, skill development and socioeconomic development.
Most ignore the implications decision space has on a system’s usefulness for decision-making. When M&E systems and data are not useful or used, this has negative implications for accountability, learning, and development outcomes.
Our chapter in From Summits to Solutions analyzes the status of statistical capacity development in developing countries and provides a case study of a capacity development project done by JICA in Cambodia. We also identify some gaps in official statistics in developing countries and present some ideas to simplify the work of national statistical agencies.
Brookings Press book, "From Summits to Solutions: Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Embed data to exploit business potential. [At the summit] hear innovations from industry leaders in a fast-growing big data community as we have case studies from the most senior-level and ground-breaking executives in data & analytics science.
Maximize the Potential of Your Big Data Initiatives. Learn from industry leaders in a fast-growing analytics community as we hear innovative case studies from the most senior-level and ground-breaking executives in analytics & data science.
The main theme of the conference is “Modern Technologies and Challenges in Big Data". This conference aimed to expand its coverage in the areas of Big Data and Data Mining where expert talks, young researcher’s presentations will be placed in every session of the meeting will be inspired and keep up your enthusiasm.
Organised by the Africa open data and Internet Research Foundation (AODIRF) on behalf of the UNDP and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) to engage the participants to discuss the importance of aid data and why it is important for decision making.
The theme of this conference Better Statistics for Better Lives will serve as an umbrella to discuss the most pressing problems regarding the production, dissemination, and use of official statistics. This conference will be an important driver of the agenda towards better understanding official statistics, increasing their usefulness, addressing challenges, and finding potential options to improve statistics in a particular subject or field.