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COVID-19 and beyond: Use of digital technology for pandemic response in Africa 2

COVID-19 and beyond: Use of digital technology for pandemic response in Africa

The use of technology has been ubiquitous in efforts to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In this perspective, we review technologies and new approaches developed at the start of the pandemic; efforts earmarked by a flexible approach to problem solving, local tech entrepreneurship, and swift adoption of technology. We performed a systematic review of the …

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Data Science for Social Good: Philanthropy and Social Impact in a Complex World 3

Data Science for Social Good: Philanthropy and Social Impact in a Complex World

“Data Science for Social Good” is a collection of insights by thought leaders at first-mover organizations in the emerging field of “Data Science for Social Good”. It examines the application of knowledge from computer science, complex systems, and computational social science to challenges such as humanitarian response, public health, and sustainable development. The book provides …

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UN Global Pulse Annual Report 2020 4

UN Global Pulse Annual Report 2020

UN Global PulseAnnual Report2020 Download Annual Report Download the full report as a pdf file UN Global Pulse is the UN Secretary-General’s initiative on digital innovation. We are funded entirely through voluntary contributions from UN Member States, foundations and private sector entities. Our role, much as the innovation landscape, is fluid which means we continuously …

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UN World Data Forum 130

UN World Data Forum

The UN World Data Forum brings together data and statistical experts and users from governments, civil society, the private sector, donor and philanthropic bodies, international and regional agencies, the geospatial community, the media, academia and professional bodies. Data experts and users gather to spur data innovation, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a …

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Data Science Africa 2020 131

Data Science Africa 2020

(Remote) The DSA 2020 conference will take place remotely and start on 24th July. This year the event will consist of a summer school, workshops, and field work. Summer school: Virtual summer school on machine learning and data science targeting graduate students, researchers and professionals working with huge amounts of data or unique datasets, and …

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