Media Review:

STATIN Preparing National Strategy for Development of Statistics (Mentioned PARIS21)

“The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is preparing a National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) for Jamaica, which will provide a more coordinated approach in producing and disseminating data. It will facilitate greater harmonisation among agencies that produce statistics, reducing duplication, and enabling the national statistical system to better respond to the increased demand for information.”

Jamaica Information Service

Workshop for MDAs Involved in Production of Statistics (Mentioned PARIS21)

“Ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) involved in the production and dissemination of statistics will participate in a workshop from July 18 to 20 at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew. Spearheaded by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), the three-day event will also include persons from academia, the private sector and other major users of statistics.”

Jamaica Information Service

Are innovation labs delivering on their promise?

“Called UNLEASH, the new initiative will gather 1,000 young people from around the world in the capital city of Copenhagen. Then the participants will be transported to “folk high schools,” which are learning institutions in the countryside aimed at adult education. There, they will break into teams to tackle issues such as urban sustainability or education and ICT. The most promising ideas will have access to resources, including mentoring, angel investors and business plan development. Finally, all UNLEASH participants will be connected through an alumni network of individuals who come together at the annual event that will move country to country until 2030.”

Devex

Estonia to open world's first virtual data embassy

“Cyber-savvy Estonia has taken yet another step forward in global technology, as the small Baltic state is set to open the world's first data embassy in Luxembourg early next year.”

Phys.org

Four trends in development innovation

“This week’s High-Level Political Forum in New York will review progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Its theme “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world" makes reference to the accelerated pace of change, an indication of the determination UN Member States and agencies have to shift business as usual. As UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in April, “without innovation there is no way to overcome the challenges of our time” and added “to make sure that innovation works for all and not only a few”.

UNDP

How data changed gambling

“ON JULY 16th, Roger Federer (pictured) triumphed over Marin Cilic to win the men’s Wimbledon tennis championship for the eighth time. It was an expected end to an otherwise unpredictable two weeks, with many top seeds exiting the tournament earlier than anticipated. Despite—or perhaps because of—the unlikely results, punters flocked to the betting windows.”

The Economist

 

UN News - FEATURE: Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of students

““Photos have the power to go beyond borders, which makes it an ideal medium to connect young people from all over the world,” said Kaoru Nemoto, Director of the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tokyo, which organized the exhibition “Spotlight on SDGs.” With 17 goals and 169 targets, communicating the SDGs to the public has proven to be a challenge in many countries.”

United Nations

DATA MANAGEMENT FOR FACILITATING BETTER CROP BREEDING DECISIONS

“Training sessions on how to create field books, manage nurseries and archive data using the breeding management system (BMS) were conducted for technicians from Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia as part of the Tropical Legumes III (TL III) project activities.”

ICRISAT


Reports:

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017

United Nations


Visualisation:

Why gender data matter?

Data 2X

 

Something fun:

Small island nations - how much do you know?

The Guardian


Events:

Global Symposium on Development Finance Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities for DFIs in a Changing World

19 – 20 July 2017, Kuala Lumpur

UNLEASH Sustainable Development Goals Innovation Lab

13 – 21 Aug 2017, Copenhagen

 

From Social Media:

Are you in Accra? Share your ideas and hopes on the Africa Data Revolution. We are making a documentary.. DM #Aodc17

— Nnenna (@nnenna) July 18, 2017

It's a packed house! Panel Discussion underway on #SDGs, Data & Cap Devt #hlpf2017 | co-event w/@Data4SDGs @UNStats https://t.co/19vvYyGfhD pic.twitter.com/jjhOsYpiMV

— PARIS21 (@ContactPARIS21) July 14, 2017

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