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December 2016

IGF Workshop: How Can Privacy help us harness Big Data for Social Good

5 December, 2016 at 12:00 AM - 9 December, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST

(Jalisco, Mexico) Mobile phone data can be used to help solve some of the most pressing public policy needs of our times – from managing traffic in congested and polluted urban environments to understanding and preventing the spread of diseases. Analysis of mobile data can offer important insights to governments and institutions when making policy decisions, whether it’s about maximising citizen welfare or allocating critical resources in the aftermath of natural disasters. Such insights can not only save people’s lives…

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November 2017

Data Innovation: Generating Climate Solutions

12 November, 2017 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

UN Global Pulse and the Western Digital Corporation are pleased to invite you to live stream the proceedings of a high-level event on data innovation for action on climate taking place on Sunday, 12 November, in Bonn during COP 23. This high-level event will kick off with an address from Robert Orr, the Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change. The programme will continue with interactive panel discussions and presentations by Orange, Western Digital, Planet, Earth Networks, WRI,…

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June 2019

Developing an Ethical AI Framework in Ghana

26 June, 2019 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Accra International Conference Centre, Castle Rd
Accra, Ghana
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UN Global Pulse, together with the Ministry of Communications - Ghana, and the Data Protection Commission - Ghana are hosting a roundtable discussion to advance efforts for developing an ethical AI framework in Ghana. The event is part of the 1st African Region Data Protection and Privacy International Conference. With input from the top expert stakeholders from the tech industry, academia and public sector, the workshop aims to create an early vision for building a privacy-protective and ethical AI framework…

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November 2019

Artificial Intelligence for the Common Good

15 November, 2019 at 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

(New York, USA) Artificial intelligence is opening up a seemingly endless range of new possibilities. Although this technological revolution can help humans and nature, it also often generates fear. History teaches us that technology has the power to strengthen economic development and transform societies. This will be more than ever the case with artificial intelligence. This interactive discussion between experts, influencers and decision makers will explore how challenges and opportunities that arise from the technological advancement in A.I. can be…

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February 2020

Conference on Data for Peace and Security

20 February, 2020 - 21 February, 2020
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(The Hague, Netherlands) The 2-day conference in organized by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to highlight the opportunities of data-driven innovation and technological developments for peace and security. It will do so by bringing together experts from various backgrounds and by fostering exchanges, new partnerships and innovative solutions. UN Global Pulse is pleased to participate as a speaker to talk about data-driven projects and tools, and policy frameworks, it has developed to assist peace and security efforts across the…

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May 2020

AI for Good Global Summit

4 May, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 8 May, 2020 at 5:00 PM CEST
Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé
Geneva, 1202 Switzerland
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(Geneva, Switzerland) Connecting AI innovators with problem owners for sustainable development We have less than 10 years to solve the SDGs and AI holds great promise. The AI for Good Global Summit is the leading action-oriented, global & inclusive United Nations platform on AI. The Summit is organized by the ITU with XPRIZE Foundation, in partnership with UN Sister agencies, Switzerland and ACM. Global Pulse will be present at the Summit. More details to come on what sessions we'll be…

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November 2020

Global crises and socially responsible data responses

9 November, 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET
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There needs to be more discussion on the use of data-driven innovation in policy-making, e.g. exploring the role of public-private partnerships and how private-sector data can be leveraged, voluntarily, to provide evidence for informed policy-making. This session aims to uncover how data sharing can provide relevant tools for prevention and management of such global crises. Through break-group discussions the workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to meet one another, share experiences and identify opportunities for multistakeholder collaboration. The workshop…

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May 2021

Harnessing Foresight for Building Back Better: STI Forum – Online Side Event

5 May, 2021 at 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
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Foresight and futures thinking have long been integral parts of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policies. They are also core to the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, as a means to define pathways and promote collective action towards a desired future. Over the past year, their importance has grown even more, as the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the need to improve our ability to anticipate the future and prepare better for such crises. The need to couple foresight…

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December 2021

Emerging Technologies in Peacebuilding and Prevention

1 December, 2021 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
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We will be part of the opening panel for the Practitioners Virtual Workshop "Emerging Technologies in Peacebuilding and Prevention: Lessons Learned from Humanitarian Actors" on 1 December 2021, 9-10AM ET. The conference, which will take place 1-2 December 2021, is organized by the NYU Center on International Cooperation, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and with support from the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Centre for Humanitarian Data. Register…

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Internet Governance Forum (IGF): Digital identity for gender equality and data justice

6 December, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM UTC+1
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Join us at the IGF – Internet Governance Forum 2021 session “Digital identity for gender equality and data justice - collection of practices for policy making and practice” on 6 December 2021, 2PM – 4:30PM UTC+1. This session is organized by MyData Global, leading with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The session will discuss the interconnections between digital identity, data protection, data justice and gender equality. It will look at the good and bad practices in the policy…

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