IODC 2016

Rachael Beaven, Richard Benjamins, Al Kags, Sriganesh Lokanathan, Ruth Minja

Open Data and the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Oct 2016

This session will assess the progress made in advancing the data revolution for sustainable development and the challenges, opportunities, and priority action areas for the year ahead. This session address the following questions:

  • What have been some of the successes and challenges in advancing an open data revolution for sustainable development over the past year since the Global Goals were adopted and Global Partnership was formed?
  • How can we more powerfully and sustainably advance a data revolution for sustainable development that specifically seizes the opportunities of open data along with other new sources of data?
  • What are some of priority action areas for moving the agenda forward over the next 1, 3, 5 years?

Rachael Beaven

Senior Statistican at Department for International Development.

Richard Benjamins

Dr. V.R. (Richard) Benjamins is Group Director BI & Big Data responsible for...

Al Kags

Al Kags is Founder and Trustee of Open Institute, and leads program direction....

Sriganesh Lokanathan

Specialties: Big Data for Development; ICT for Development; Telecommunications...

Ruth Minja

Ruth D. Minja is a Principal Statistician and Coordinator for Open Data Initiative...


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