Southern Voice to host sessions at first-ever UN World Data Forum 2017

Southern Voice to host sessions at first-ever UN World Data Forum 2017

Related Contents

 

The Southern Voice network is organising two sessions at the first-of-its-kind UN World Data Forum 2017 in Cape Town on 15-18 January 2017. The sessions will feature eminent data and development experts from the network and beyond, who will unpack the initial country-experiences on data challenges for SDG implementation and share lessons learnt as well as identify modalities for strengthening the role of think tanks as potential source of innovative and policy-relevant evidence.

 

Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level: Lessons for National Data Strategies

 Date & Time: Monday, 16 January 2017 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Meeting Room 2.44

 

The session will focus on recent national experiences addressing data challenges in the context of integrating SDGs in the national plans, and designing monitoring mechanisms. Concretely, the presentations will review availability, accessibility, quality, relevance and coherence of data at the country level.

Moderator:

Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair, Southern Voice and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh

Panellists:

Mehmet Arda, Member, Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM and

Global Relations Forum (GIF), Turkey

Blandina Kilama, Senior Researcher, REPOA, Tanzania

Andrea Ordóñez, Research Coordinator, Southern Voice, Ecuador

Maam Suwadu Sakho-Jimbira, Researcher, Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), Senegal

 

Open Discussion

 

Making Best Use of Data from Research Organisations and Think Tanks in the Global South 

Date & Time: Tuesday, 17 January 2017 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Auditorium 2

 

To service the emerging demands on data in the context of SDG implementation, the session will attempt to develop an institutional mechanism for maximising the use of data collected by Southern think tanks, and developing modalities for generating synergy between official and non-official data sources.

Moderator:

Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair, Southern Voice and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh

Introductory Presentation:

Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh

Respondents:

Johannes Jûtting, Manager, PARIS21, France

Sarah Lucas, Programme Officer, Hewlett Foundation, USA

Francesca Perucci, Assistant Director, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), USA

Saadiya Razzaq, Senior Research Associate,Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan

 

Open Discussion

859 total views, 1 views today

Categories: News

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*