Announcing: Data Innovation Competition for Asia Urban Issues

By Yulistina Riyadi May 20, 2015
The ‘Big Ideas Competition for Asia Urban Issues Using Data Innovation’ is live!The Korean MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning) is looking for students who are passionate...
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Improving Data Privacy and Data Security in ICT4D: Event Recap

By Jennifer Poole May 14, 2015
On Friday May 8th, Global Pulse hosted a workshop on data privacy and security in technology-enabled development projects and programmes, as part of a series of events about the Nine Principles for...

Guest Post: Mobile phone data analysis for disaster management

By David Pastor Escuredo and Alfredo Morales May 11, 2015
Alfredo Morales is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the New England Complex Systems Institute. David Pastor Escuredo is a Researcher at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (BIT / itdUPM). In 2014, they...

Reflections on UNFPA's Big Data Bootcamp

By René Clausen Nielsen Apr 27, 2015
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), recently convened a group of staff interested in big data. UNFPA is traditionally one of the more data-driven entities of the UN, and in his...

Global Pulse Annual Report 2014

By Jennifer Poole Apr 19, 2015
When the Global Pulse initiative was launched by the UN Secretary-General in late 2009, its mission to use real-time and other non-traditional data sources in development and humanitarian action was...