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What do people talk about on World Aids Day? Part II
By Miguel Luengo-Oroz
Dec 5, 2011
This past Thursday, December 1, was World Aids Day - one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of...
Global Pulse at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly
By Anoush Rima Tatevossian
Sep 27, 2015
Along with collaborators and partners, UN Global Pulse is involved in a number of events related to the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the 70th Session of the UN...
Big Data for Development Workshops: Learning by Doing
By René Clausen Nielsen
Sep 23, 2015
While Global Pulse and our network of Pulse Labs serve as a safe space for innovation and experimentation with big data, part of our mission is to support adoption of big data innovations...
Data in Action: When Communities Engage in Mapping Urban Villages
By Daniel Oscar Baskoro & Mellyana Frederika
Sep 8, 2015
Participatory Data CollectionInspired by the lack of accurate data on urban communities owned by the government, the Urban Poor Consortium (UPC) achieved a breakthrough by involving citizens in...
Digital Footprints in Africa
By Pulse Lab Kampala
Sep 2, 2015
A data revolution is underway in Africa. As in the rest of the world, this data revolution started quietly but it continues to advance rapidly. In order to recognize the signs of data revolutions, we...
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