Mobile Data for Social Impact
With a median age of 19, and 444 million unique mobile subscribers, Africa is a young, connected continent.
How can data from mobile phones be used for positive social impact? In partnership with the Government of Kenya, GIZ Kenya, and Safaricom Kenya Limited, we hosted a mobile data workshop to discuss this and more.
TED Talk: Lack of data is an issue of global injustice
“If every life counts, we should count every life,” says Claire Melamed, CEO of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, in her recently published TED Talk.
Filmed at We the Future: Talks from TED, Skoll Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation, Claire Melamed talks about the impact that a lack of data has on the lives of the uncounted.
About Data for the Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Achieving and monitoring the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, the private sector, civil society, and citizens alike. It will require unprecedented amounts of data to ensure we leave a better planet for future generations.