“Data for Development” – An Open (Mobile) Data Challenge

By Global Pulse Jul 12, 2012
  Calling all researchers! “Data for Development” – an unprecedented open data challenge led by global telecommunications company France Telecom-Orange, in partnership with GSMA Development Fund...
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Unpacking the Issue of Missed Use and Misuse of Data

By Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse Mar 18, 2019
Just because data misuse is at the forefront of recent conversations, we shouldn't ignore the harms associated with missed use. Lost opportunities to use big data to achieve the Sustainable...

Global Pulse Launches Data Fellows Programme to Connect Doctoral Researchers with UN Entities

By Felicia Vacarelu, Communications Specialist, UN Global Pulse Feb 3, 2019
Last week, UN Global Pulse brought together doctoral researchers and the UN entities they will be working with as part of the Data Fellows programme for a three-day marathon of introductions,...

Strengthening Humanitarian Action with Insights from Mobile Network Data

By Pulse Lab Jakarta Jan 29, 2019
The volcanic eruptions over the past couple years on the island of Ambae in Vanuatu have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. Through its partnership with Digicel (one of the local mobile...

Using Big Data and AI to Support Peace and Security Efforts in Africa

By Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, Lab Manager, Pulse Lab Kampala Dec 26, 2018
UN Global Pulse is working with partners to explore how data from social media and radio shows can inform peace and security efforts in Africa. The methodology, case studies, and tools developed as...