Events

23
May

World Humanitarian Summit

(Istanbul, Turkey) An initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, managed by UN OCHA, the first World Humanitarian Summit will be held in Istanbul on 23 and 24 May 2016 and will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners including the private sector to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future. The summit is organized around 5 themes: Dignity,...

23
May

Big Data thematic event at UN Environment Assembly

(Nairobi, Kenya) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is organizing the first Sustainable Innovation Expo during the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) on 23-27 May 2016. The Expo presents an excellent opportunity for the science community to engage with policy-makers and have a constructive dialogue on the science and knowledge required to support informed decision-making to...

24
Jun

#Data4Good: Machine Learning in Social Good Applications

(New York, USA) The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from different fields of machine learning, statistics, data science, social sciences and social activism to explore the opportunities for machine learning in applications with social impact. The workshop will consist of: 1) invited presentations from the leading practitioners in the field, and 2) a series of 20 minute presentations on research that fits the theme of machine learning for social good; broadly construed,...

27
Jun

Data Science Africa Regional Conference 2016

(Kampala, Uganda) Global Pulse Kampala, Makere University and partners from academia and private sector, are hosting the second edition of the Data Science for Africa conference, from 27 June 2016 to 1 July 2016. The theme for this year's conference is: 'The role of data science in the global goals for sustainable development.' 

The event, which hopes to gather participants from across Africa, includes a two-day Summer School (27-29 June...