|09.30 – 10.00
Let’s start the journey
Mr. Jean-Pierre Reymond, Chargé de Mission, Head of Innovation Partnerships, Permanent Mission of Switzerland
Dr Eun-Ju Kim, Chief a.i. Digital Knowledge Hub, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Prof. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, Deputy Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
|10.00 – 10.30
Keynotes on big data and data collection
Dr Steve MacFeely, Head of Statistics and Information, UNCTAD
Experiences on the need for big data and the power of digital technology to drive decision making – especially for equity in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) era
Dr Anthony Rea, Director, Infrastructure Department, WMO
The importance of sustainable infrastructure for rapid collection and exchange of meteorological data; how technical standards and policies underpin data infrastructure and related challenges.
|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.
Mr Craig Burgess, Development Cooperation Specialist, WHO
Ms Rebeca Moreno Jimenez, Data Scientist, UNHCR
Mr Marten Kaevats, National Digital Advisor of Estonia and WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group
Ms Lidia Bratanova, Director, Statistical Division, UNECE
Dr Oliver Morgan, Director, Health Information in Emergencies, WHO
Mr Johannes Cullmann, Coordinator for Water and Cryosphere, WMO
Ms Natalie Zorzi, Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Manager, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
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.
Ms Clare Nullis, Media Officer, WMO
Ms Rosy Mondardini, Managing Director, ETH/UZH Citizen Science Centre
Mr Olcay Ünver, Vice-Chair, UN-Water
Mr Jos Verbeek, Manager and Specialist Representative, World Bank
Mr Luca Pupulin, Executive Director, IMPACT Initiatives
Mr Dimitar Ivanov, Director, Public – Private Engagement, WMO
|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