7 ways mobile data is being used to change the world

Telefónica –  Florence Broderick, Strategic Marketing Manager  and Richard Benjamins, VP for Big Data for Social Good  The smartphone has changed our world as we know it, with 79% of people between 18 and 44 having their devices within reach 22 hours a day. This new extension of our hands has become a “digital echo” […]

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Persons with disabilities must and can be counted in

Colin Allen, Chair of the International Disability Alliance Priscille Geiser, Chair of the International Disability and Development Consortium “In committing to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States recognized that the dignity of the individual is fundamental and that the Agenda’s Goals and targets should be met for all nations and people and […]

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On Wish Lists and New Year’s Resolutions

Emily Garin, Data Strategist, UNICEF My favourite data story starts on a small chalkboard. Every week day, numbers were painstakingly entered into rows of boxes on its dusty black surface. This chalkboard was at a school, but it wasn’t intended for students – it was on the outside wall of the building, proclaiming to the […]

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“A World That Counts” Everyone, Including Women and Girls

Emily Courey Pryor, Executive Director, Data2X

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Harnessing census data collection with citizen participation in SDGs

Javier Carranza Torres, GeoCensos Civic Tech Community founder

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Why a World Data Forum?

Claire Melamed, Executive Director, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

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An opportunity for developing countries in SDG implementation

Hernán Muñoz, National Director of Statistical Planning and Coordination at the National Institute of Statistics and Census of Argentina (INDEC).

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Connecting data communities

Irena Križman, Vice President, International Statistical Institute (ISI)

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Reflections on the UN World Data Forum

Niels Ploug, Director of Social Statistics at Statistics Denmark

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The need for Open and Accessible data

Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications

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Should ‘data literacy’ be promoted?

Emmanuel Letouzé, Director and co-Founder, Data-Pop Alliance; Visiting Scholar, MIT Media Lab.

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