Global Pulse Project Series

The Global Pulse Project Series is a collection of case studies of 20 data innovation projects covering global issues ranging from public health to climate change, food security to employment.

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Data Science in Africa workshop wraps up

Data science has an important role to play in the 2030 Agenda. This is why, Pulse Lab Kampala continued the tradition started in 2015 and helped organize the second workshop on Data Science in Africa 2016.

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Winners of the Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities Announced

Pulse Lab Jakarta announces the winners of the 2016 Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities. 

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Bid Data and the SDGs

How data analytics can support monitoring and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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The "Pulse Lab Diaries"

A blog series with thoughts & ideas from data science teams across the entire Pulse Lab network.

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Data Science for Social Impact Events Roundup

Felicia Vacarelu and Anoush Rima Tatevossian Aug 19, 2016
Part of Global Pulse’s mission is to foster connections and support the cross-pollination of data science and policy communities. Events and international conferences, data science workshops,...

Research Dive: making sense of language data in Indonesia

Dikara Alkarisya and Elaine Hartono Aug 15, 2016
“Doing a research dive is an entirely new way of approaching research. It allowed me to come together with other lecturers and researchers, and to find new ways to collaborate” - Research...

Winning proposals of the Big Ideas Competition for Asia and the Pacific

Yulistina Riyadi & Mellyana Frederika Aug 11, 2016
In the last week of June 2016, the winners of the Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities were announced. The grand prize was awarded to the Queues for Queues project from...

Building fertile ground for data science in Uganda

Pulse Lab Kampala Aug 5, 2016
Supporting locally-driven data projects: the AI Research Group experienceThere is growing activity and interest in data science on the African continent, but the field is still nascent. For it to...

Vodafone Americas Foundation and UN Global Pulse to embark on study on state of mobile data for social impact

UN Global Pulse Jul 26, 2016
United Nations Global Pulse will partner with the Vodafone Americas Foundation to embark on a several month study to evaluate the state of mobile data for social impact.Consultations begin today with...

Data Science in Africa workshop looks at locally driven data projects to enable sustainable development

Pulse Lab Kampala Jul 7, 2016
Pulse Lab Kampala and partners from Makerere University (Uganda), the University of Sheffield (UK) and the Dedan Kimathi University Nyeri (Kenya), IBM Research Africa, the Uganda Communications...