Harnessing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Date: 15 July 2015, 7.30am – 9:45 am EAT
Venue: Hilton Ballroom II, Addis Ababa

Organised by

The ONE Campaign
United States Government
The Federal Government of Mexico
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Sustainable Development Solutions Network

About the event

As world leaders prepare for the agreement on the new development agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, it is clear that having adequate data to know when a child is born, when they need a school place, when clinics and doctors are required, is critical for our ability to deliver on sustainable development.

Without accurate data, we cannot effectively monitor the Sustainable Development Goals.

Building on official statistical systems, today, big data and citizen-generated data can help us obtain real-time data to predict food crises, pinpoint a disease outbreak or identify the communities most vulnerable to climate change.

This event aims at bringing new partners together – governments, innovators, scholars and the private sector – to address and close these basic data gaps and produce new analytics that empower citizens and leaders alike to use the information to achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development.

Follow this event live on Twitter and have your say, using #DATARevolution.

Commitments made today to the Data Revolution

Today governments, civil society organisations and business will make concrete commitments to address the data crisis.
Read all the latest commitments.

Meet the speakers

We are honoured and excited to be joined by an outstanding panel of speakers.
Find out more about them.

Stories from the data revolution

Explore our interactive Follow the Money portal and read stories from communities around the world who have used open data to demand change. Submit your own stories too!
Explore the map.

Links to resources from our partners.