Using twitter to get ground truth on floods: an interview with Floodtags founder Jurjen Wagemaker

By Giulio Quaggiotto Nov 19, 2014
 You are a water engineer by background. How did you come up with the idea for Floodtags?As a water engineer, it has always been a great challenge to understand the situation on the ground (...
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Establishment of Data Privacy Advisory Group

By Global Pulse Nov 19, 2014
As attention to data privacy and protection continues to grow, Global Pulse is pleased to announce the establishment of a Data Privacy Advisory Group, that brings together public and private sector,...

What Digital Data Can Tell Us About Contraception and Teenage Pregnancy

By Chris Lukolyo Nov 19, 2014
  The work of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Uganda includes helping ensure that people have access to family planning and contraception to reduce STI's and unplanned...

"Data Innovation for Policy Makers" Conference to be held in Indonesia

By Global Pulse Nov 12, 2014
As the recent report of the United Nations Secretary-General's Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution noted, the data landscape for policy makers is rapidly changing. New technologies...

"A World That Counts": UN Secretary-General's Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution report

By Global Pulse Nov 6, 2014
6 November 2014 (NEW YORK) – The Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) will meet with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki...

36th International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners: Recap & Reflections

By Mila Romanoff Oct 23, 2014
There is a wealth of data, or digital traces, being generated by people as they go about their daily lives in the 21st century - posting online, commenting on articles, making transactions, using...

“Data For Better Public Services” Seminar & Hackathon hosted by Pulse Lab Jakarta

By Lody Andrian Oct 13, 2014
On 26-27 September 2014, Pulse Lab Jakarta held a seminar and Hackathon on “Data For Better Public Services,” in the city of Bandung, Indonesia.  This two-day event brought...