Data Type: Radio Data

Using radio broadcasts to augment early detection of health risks 2

Using radio broadcasts to augment early detection of health risks

UN Global Pulse worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) to explore the use of data from radio talk shows to signal early warnings of health risks and health-related matters. Population movements, behavioural changes, food production, and many other factors linked to globalisation and economic development are responsible for the continuous emergence of infectious hazards. …

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Ending violence against women and girls in Uganda 3

Ending violence against women and girls in Uganda

The Uganda Spotlight Initiative seeks to capitalize on existing programmes and interventions addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG), harmful practices (HP), and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) in Uganda. Using the radio content analysis tool it developed, Pulse Lab Kampala created a real-time gender perceptions dashboard to unearth discussions and topics regarding sexual …

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Qatalog - An analysis tool for insights into the SDGs 4

Qatalog – An analysis tool for insights into the SDGs

UN Global Pulse has developed an open software platform that UN Country Teams can use to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their projects. The platform provides access to Qatalog, a data mining software analysis tool the Lab developed, and to additional source code and technical documentation from its repository of projects. A: Qatalog – A Software Analysis …

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Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Support Peace and Security in Uganda and Somalia 5

Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Support Peace and Security in Uganda and Somalia

Sustainable development is built on the foundations of a peaceful, just and inclusive society and institutions. New types of war, conflict and violence challenge traditional ways of doing analysis to support peace and security efforts. Small data and methods of analysis used with small data cannot respond to these new challenges. We need to strengthen …

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Bringing in people's voices from radio content analysis to respond to a refugee crisis 6

Bringing in people’s voices from radio content analysis to respond to a refugee crisis

According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Uganda hosted in 2017 over one million refugees. It is Africa’s largest refugee-hosting country and one of the most favourable refugee protection environments in the world, providing displaced people with freedom of movement, the right to work, and access to social services through a generous asylum policy. To …

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Making Ugandan Community Radio Machine-readable Using Speech Recognition Technology 7

Making Ugandan Community Radio Machine-readable Using Speech Recognition Technology

Radio is a vibrant medium for public discussion in Uganda. Talk shows and phone-ins hosted by community radio stations are popular ways for Ugandans to voice their needs, concerns and opinions—particularly in rural areas. Analysis of radio content, therefore, presents an opportunity to take the pulse of populations excluded by the digital divide. In 2014 …

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