2016 Annual Report - UN Global Pulse

This report summarizes Global Pulse’s 2016 innovation activities for sustainable development and humanitarian action: bit.ly/2rGSpfJ 

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Using Machine Learning to Analyse Radio Content in Uganda

Opportunities for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action. 

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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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These Are the Winners of the Data for Climate Action Challenge

The six winning solutions of the Data for Climate Action challenge - #D4CA - were announced at an event during COP23 in Bonn, Germany. Find out more about the projects and the teams behind them. 

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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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Dr. John Quinn, AI Advisor for UN Global Pulse Talks About The Radio Content Analysis Tool

Annette Akimanzi, Communications Officer, Pulse Lab Kampala Feb 21, 2018
Dr. John Quinn, Artificial Intelligence Advisor for UN Global Pulse and the technical lead of the radio content analysis project developed by Pulse Lab Kampala, talks about the development of the...

Improving Access to Financial Services with Fintech

Pulse Lab Jakarta Feb 6, 2018
For many street food vendors, small shop owners and thousands of entrepreneurs like them across Indonesia, access to financial services that can help them to meet their needs often lies outside their...

From big data to humanitarian in the loop algorithms

Miguel Luengo Oroz, Chief Data Scientist, UN Global Pulse Jan 22, 2018
This op-ed was initially published in the UNHCR year in review 2017. The Data Revolution is no longer a new topic but a reality trying to catch up with the expectations it has generated. The...

Call for Nominations Extended: UN Global Pulse Data Privacy Advisory Group

UN Global Pulse Jan 9, 2018
Global Pulse is pleased to open the call for nominations for new members to the Data Privacy Advisory Group. The Group is comprised of independent experts from public and private sector, academia and...

Driving Away Air Pollution in Mexico City

WIRED Dec 14, 2017
This interview of the Grand Prize Winner of the Data for Climate Action challenge was produced by WIRED Brand Lab with Western Digital Corporation. Interviewees: Claudia Octaviano, Sergio...

These Are the Winners of the Data for Climate Action Challenge

Global Pulse Nov 29, 2017
This Press Release was first published on Business Wire on 29 November, 2017. Global Pulse, the United Nations innovation initiative on big data and data science, and Western Digital Corp....