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.
Africa Regional Data Cube - leveraging satellite data to help people in crisis
The Africa Regional Data Cube is a new tool that harnesses Earth observation and satellite technology to help Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania address food security and issues relating to agriculture, deforestation, and water access. This tool can also play a critical role in supporting refugees, internally displaced peoples, and people living in fragile or conflict-affected states.
The data cube was developed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) in partnership with the Group on Earth Observations, Amazon Web Services, Office of the Deputy President – Kenya, Strathmore University, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Learn more.
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.