20.03.2018 | UNSSC: SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development – ‘Big data and the global gender gap‘

After the successful launch of our SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development in 2017, we are pleased to announce the fourth webinar session of the series. Organised by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in partnership with Data-Pop Alliance, the fourth webinar session on ‘Big data and the global gender gap: The promises and perils of digital information’ will be held on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 at 04:00 PM CET. 

The webinar will introduce the concept of gender data, explaining how good data on women and girls can be leveraged to promote gender equality, alleviate poverty, and advance development progress. It will explore the opportunities and risks of gender data use, and its implications for girls’ and women’s lives and realities.

The speakers for the webinar session will be Rebecca Furst-Nichols (Deputy Director) and Bapu Vaitla (Fellow) from Data2X, a collaborative technical and advocacy initiative hosted by the United Nations Foundation that works to improve production and use of global gender data. For more information about Data2X, including a brief overview of gender data, click here.

The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session where the speakers will take questions from the audience.

To join the live webinar, please go to http://bit.ly/SDTalksData4 (event number: 958 659 123, event password: Data4SD). Please register for this webinar in advance by going to http://bit.ly/SDTalksData4, clicking on Register and entering your details.

For more information about the webinar series, please contact:

Daniela Cepeda Cuadrado, UNSSC Knowledge for Sustainable Development (d.cepeda@unssc.org)

Julie Ricard, Data-Pop Alliance (jricard@datapopalliance.org)

Ugo Caruso, UNSSC Knowledge for Sustainable Development (u.caruso@unssc.org)

Visit the SD Talks website at http://sdtalks.unssc.org/ to view the Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development.

Source: Notification UNSSC Knowledge for Sustainable Development, 14.03.2018