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February 2020

Annual Australasian AID Conference

17 February at 8:00 AM - 19 February at 5:00 PM AEDT
Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU Australia + Google Map
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The Australasian AID Conference (AAC) will be held on 17-19 February 2020, once again in partnership with The Asia Foundation. As in previous years, the aim of the 2020 Australasian AID Conference is to bring together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia and beyond who are working on aid and international development policy (the AID in the conference acronym) to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research community. With more than 600 people registering in 2019, the…

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Conference on Data for Peace and Security

20 February - 21 February
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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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Co-creating inclusive innovation

21 February
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Addressing mental health and accessibility isn’t just the “right” thing to do; without conscious and intentional inclusion, it is not possible to create a sustainable future. In support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges that no one will be left behind, the Co-Creating Inclusive Innovation seminar will examine mental health and three disability modes, current infrastructure and emerging technologies (e.g., voice, internet of things (IoT) devices, immersive media) that can promote a more equitable environment for children…

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Counted and visible: Global conference on the measurement of gender and intersecting inequalities

26 February at 8:00 AM - 27 February at 5:00 PM EST
New York New York United States + Google Map
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The 2030 Agenda pledges to leave no one behind and to ensure that the SDGs are met for all. Leaving no one behind means that the benefits of sustainable development reach everyone. But women and girls who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination are often the furthest behind. The conference will create a common understanding among data users and producers on how to measure intersecting inequalities from a gender perspective in order to ‘leave no one behind.’ It will contribute…

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March 2020

Diálogo (im)probable. Ética y Revolución digital

4 March at 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM CET

On Wednesday, March 4, the Innovation and Technology for Development Centre itdUPM is organizing a dialogue on ethics, the digital revolution, and the SDGs. Participants will share insights on the ethical and organizational challenges posed by digital technologies, big data and artificial intelligence, and explore ways to ensure the digital transformation is aligned with human-rights. UN Global Pulse is happy to contribute to the discussions and share its experience in driving policy efforts around data privacy and data protection, and…

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Privacy and Pandemics: Corporate Data Sharing Workshop

26 March at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

(Online Event) Privacy and civil liberties are increasingly a point of inflection as efforts to collect and use population data to contain, mitigate and fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus are launched. The workshop will address issues arising out of the quest to preserve our civil liberties and democratic values while allowing for ethical uses of data in times of crisis. For this closed interactive session, UN Global Pulse will join a number of experts on data governance and…

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April 2020

ICLR 2020 Workshop Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning

26 April - 30 April
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(Remote) Many in the ML community wish to take action on climate change, yet feel their skills are inapplicable. This workshop aims to show that in fact the opposite is true: while no silver bullet, ML can be an invaluable tool both in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in helping society adapt to the effects of climate change. Climate change is a complex problem, for which action takes many forms - from designing smart electrical grids to tracking deforestation in satellite…

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May 2020

AI for Good Global Summit

4 May at 8:00 AM - 8 May 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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June 2020

EduData Summit Series

3 June at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
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(3 June, 2020) The EduData Summit series explores how higher education can meaningfully use data to drive innovation for global benefit. Looking at student and institution needs, the 2020 online series will bring together policy experts, data scientists, CIOs and other dataheads to showcase best practice in the field and help steer strategies in higher education on sustainability. UN Global Pulse is happy to join experts from academia and private sector in a session to discuss: Data-driven innovation towards a…

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Crisis and conflict early warning – from big data to AI – new analytical tools

9 June at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
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(Online) The Berlin Summer Dialogue series is dedicated to international responsibility in crises and conflicts. The event spans across several weeks. This year, discussions will centre around crisis prevention at the UN, using new analytical tools to inform crisis and conflict early warning, and international cooperation for better response. UN Global Pulse is happy to participate as a speaker in the session entitled: Crisis and conflict early warning - from big data to AI - new analytical tools that will…

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