Can mobile phone traces help shed light on the spread of Zika in Colombia?

By Daniela Perrotta, ISI Foundation researcher and UN Global Pulse fellow Apr 24, 2018
Nowadays, thanks to the continuous growth of the transport infrastructures, millions of people travel every day around the world, resulting in more opportunities for infectious diseases to spread on...
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Voices of Uganda: How and Where to Find Them

By Chanil Jung and Kirsten Van Camp from Pulse Lab Kampala Apr 18, 2018
A blog post by our radio data science team at Pulse Lab Kampala. Keyword Spotter, Pulse Lab Kampala’s New Speech Recognition and Filtering SoftwareThe year 2017 was an exciting one for...

Indonesian Government Develops a Monitoring Dashboard for the SDGs

By Dwayne Carruthers, Communications Specialist, Pulse Lab Jakarta Apr 4, 2018
Setting national goals and implementing a set of strategies to achieve them have been central to how modern governments operate. From maintaining economic stability to promoting social welfare, these...

New Gender Equality and Big Data Report Takes Stock of Innovation Efforts to Close Gender Gaps

By Felicia Vacarelu, Communications Officer, UN Global Pulse Mar 8, 2018
Photo Credit:HuffPostWith a growing number of gender-related data innovation efforts, there are emerging opportunities for ensuring gender equality in achieving the SDGs. Most recently, UN Women and...

Using big data and machine learning to respond to the refugee crisis in Uganda

By Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, Manager, Pulse Lab Kampala Mar 5, 2018
Applying AI to transform public radio content into insights for development and humanitarian action Hosting over 1.2 million refugees from South Sudan, Uganda has one of the most favorable...