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High-Level Meeting on the Establishment of Pulse Lab Jakarta
By Anoush Rima Tatevossian
Nov 30, 2011
On 19 November, 2011 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon met with Indonesia’s Minister for National Development Planning, Dr. Armida S. Alisjahbana and other Government...
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...
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