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April 2021

Integrative big and thick data approaches for development

28 April at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM BST
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Big data, which is large datasets generated from digital devices and sensors (e.g. social media, mobile data and remote sensing data) are creating new possibilities to transform development research and policy. However, such data are usually decontextualized data which decrease the meaning and value that can be extracted from it. More traditional thick data collected through qualitative and ethnographic methods could rescue big data from this context-loss as they are better able to explain the why and how of what…

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The 2021 Symposium of AI for Social Good

30 April at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM UTC
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UN Global Pulse is pleased to be speaking during the 2021 Symposium of Artificial Intelligence for Social Good in a panel where discussions will centre around Deployment and Impact of AI for Good. (11:00-12:30) PANEL 2: DEPLOYMENT & IMPACT OF AI FOR SOCIAL GOOD Moderator: Ryan Shi Sera Linardi Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Founder & Director, Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation Miguel Luengo-Oroz Chief Data Scientist, United Nations Global Pulse Co-founder, Malariaspot & Spotlab Bill Thies Senior…

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May 2021

4th Virtual WHO Infodemic Management Conference: Advances in Social Listening for Public Health

4 May at 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM CEST
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Building on progress from three WHO Infodemic Management Conferences last year, we are delighted to welcome you to join the 4th WHO Infodemic Management Conference (virtual) between 4 – 12 May 2021. This conference brings together experts from different areas of research and practice to exchange lessons learned for advancing approaches in digital social listening for public health. Developing social listening approaches for teams to detect changes in community questions, concerns, and narratives will help to create a more adaptive and…

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

5 May 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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Virtual World Village Festival 2021

29 May at 3:00 PM - 30 May at 3:00 PM EEST
One UN Finland at the World Village Festival 2021 in Finland - with the UN Virtual Village

UN Global Pulse Finland together with other UN organizations in Finland are participating in this year’s virtual World Village Festival taking place on the 29th and 30th of May. The online event features numerous concerts from around the world and from Finland, current documentary films, tens of thought-provoking speeches, kids’ programme and a trade fair. It is hosted by the Finnish NGO Fingo. The One UN Finland Festival Programme: Virtual UN village: Online desks where participants can interact with UN…

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June 2021

2nd WHO training in infodemic management

1 June - 30 June
2nd WHO training in infodemic management

In order to successfully address and mitigate the current infodemic and promote more effective future response, the World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing the 2nd Infodemic Management Training. From physics to law to behavioral science to epidemiology to user experience and design — it is clear that an infodemic manager would need a wider array of skills and expertise to successfully address infodemics that go beyond traditional boundaries of epidemiology, risk communication and community engagement and digital media. The training…

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HIMSS21 & Health 2.0 European Health Conference

9 June at 4:20 PM - 5:15 PM EDT
HIMSS21 - Tackling Health Inequalities: Levelling-up Beyond COVID-19

UN Global Pulse Finland is participating in an event about “Tackling Health Inequalities: Levelling-up Beyond COVID-19” at the HIMSS21 & Health 2.0 European Health Conference on 9 June 2021 from 4:20pm to 5:15pm (CEST). The session will explore solutions bridging health inequalities and the role of data and technology in building more equitable health systems. It will answer questions like: How can we achieve this through harnessing the power of information and technology – without technology itself becoming an amplifier…

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Health Data Governance Summit

30 June at 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
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Improving evidence-based health outcomes depends on data that is available, timely, actionable and reliable. Health data needs to be collected, stored, shared transparently and analysed based on the foundations of strong data governance. The momentum for health data being a Global Public Good requires: i) consensus building, ii) investment (technical, regulatory and policy), iii) implementation (training and capacity building), and iv) multi-sectoral partnerships that include citizen science. The World Health Organization and partners will build on this momentum for greater…

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August 2021

HIMSS21 event: Leveraging Telehealth to Achieve Health Equity

11 August at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM UTC-7
Online
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UN Global Pulse Finland will be contributing to an event on “Leveraging Telehealth to Achieve Health Equity” as part of the HIMSS21 Global Health Conference and Exhibition on Wednesday, 11 August 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm PDT. With a distinguished international panel, this session will explore how telehealth can address health inequities as well as discuss barriers and enablers in ensuring accessibility to telehealth especially for vulnerable populations to close the health equity gap. HIMSS21 is a health information and…

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September 2021

Innovation for Sustainable Development

15 September at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC+3
Online
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Businesses are in a key position to find and scale up new solutions to global challenges. By engaging in effective cross-sectoral collaboration and partnerships, the business community can be a driving force for breakthrough innovation and exponential change that make the ambitious vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reality. Join us with the Global Compact Network Finland and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland at the free webinar "Innovation for Sustainable Development" on 15 September 2021, 10:00AM - 11:00AM…

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