2017 Annual Report - UN Global Pulse

The 2017 Annual Report details exciting new explorations of big data and A.I. to advance the 2030 Agenda. 

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Data Privacy, Ethics and Protection

A Guidance Note on Big Data for Achievement of the 2030 Agenda. 

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ECOSOC Partnership Forum Discusses Role of Big Data for the SDGs

The Forum consisted of a morning session dedicated to inclusive business models for public good, and an afternoon session moderated by Global Pulse that explored the role of big data to achieve the SDGs.

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Gender Equality and Big Data: Making Gender Data Visible - New Report

UN Women and UN Global Pulse released a report looking at how big data analytics can help close the gender divide. 

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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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How Scanning the Airwaves Closes Health Service Gaps for People Living with HIV

JoAnna Pollonais, Communications Consultant, Pulse Lab Kampala Jul 2, 2018
An interview with Dr. Eddie Mukooyo, Chair of the Uganda AIDS Commission Board in the Office of the PresidentMany low-income Ugandans lack access to basic health information and services, especially...

2018 ECOSOC Partnership Forum Discusses Role of Big Data for the SDGs, Focuses on Inclusivity and Resilience

Josiane Toundzi, Policy and Inter-Agency Affairs Coordinator & Felicia Vacarelu, Communications Specialist, UN Global Pulse Jun 25, 2018
Every year at the Partnership Forum, ECOSOC, the UN Economic and Social Council, hosts leaders from government, the UN, and the private and public sector, to share the latest innovations on how...

Applying human-centred design principles to data governance

Pulse Lab Jakarta Jun 22, 2018
A democratic approach to policy-making calls for reliable and timely information to ensure effective decision making. The Government of Indonesia in light of this has introduced the Satu Data...

Data Strategising with the UN in Asia Pacific

Pulse Lab Jakarta Jun 11, 2018
Data is the lifeblood of decision-making, but how should public administrators navigate the digital deluge and who should be joining them on the journey? Can Big Data augment official statistics, or...

Continuing the AI for Good Conversation: Takeaways from the 2018 AI for Good Global Summit

Felicia Vacarelu, Communications Specialist, UN Global Pulse Jun 5, 2018
In May, the second AI for Good Global Summit brought leading experts together in Geneva, Switzerland, to demonstrate the multidimensionality of responsible AI applications for advancing sustainable...

Data Is At The Centre Of The Global Agenda

Dr. Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, Manager, Pulse Lab Kampala May 14, 2018
What is the global agenda?In 2015, 193 Member States of the United Nations agreed on a plan of action -- for people, prosperity, planet and peace -- to address some of the biggest challenges of today...