Dialogue one: on data collection
19 February 2020, World Meteorological Organization
How can big data contribute to leaving no one behind and achieving the SDGs?
|09.00 – 09.30||
Registration and coffee
|09.30 – 10.00||
Let’s start the journey
Mr. Jean-Pierre Reymond, Chargé de Mission, Head of Innovation Partnerships, Permanent Mission of Switzerland
Prof. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
|10.00 – 10.30||
Keynotes on big data and data collection
Dr Steve MacFeely, Head of Statistics and Information, UNCTAD
Dr Anthony Rea, Director, Infrastructure Department, WMO
|10.30 – 11.00||
|11.00 – 12.00||
The two panels will run simultaneously (Rooms A and B). Participants will attend the panel session they selected at registration.
The aim of each panel is to demonstrate the need for cross-sectoral collaboration in collecting data for the attainment of SDG targets, and to provide two or three key requests to be submitted at the Bern UN World Data Forum. An interactive dialogue will be facilitated.
Panel 1: Principles, standards, quality, and accelerating data collection
The panel will address data collection in vulnerable situations, and the importance of principles, standards, and guidelines to ensure data quality and use. It will also touch on the importance of disaggregated data, the power of digital technology, and the links to SDG Global Action Plan targets.
Panel 2: Sustaining data collection and the power of partnerships
The panel will address how to make partnerships work in order to leverage technical and financial resources. It will highlight the roles of local data users and national institutes for sustainable data collection, financing of data collection, alleviation of the reporting burden and links to SDG 13 on Climate Action.
|12.00 – 12.30||
Main action points for the UN World Data Forum
Summary of the outcomes of the two panels and the main action points on data collection to be submitted to the third UN World Data Forum
Summary of interactive dialogue
Ms Antonia Gawel, Head, Circular Economy and Innovation, World Economic Forum (WEF)
Closing remarks and the next steps on the Road to Bern
Prof. Jovan Kurbalija, Founding Director, DiploFoundation, and Head, the Geneva Internet Platform
|12.30 – 14.00||
Informal networking lunch