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New Tools to Harness the #DataRevolution for Sustainable Development

  • East River Room, Ford Foundation 320 East 43rd Street New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)


The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data cordially invites you to join us at a high-level event co-hosted by several of its proud members, including the governments of Colombia, Philippines, Sierra Leone and United States of America.

The event will feature a diverse set of high-level speakers representing international institutions, government, civil society and business. The Partnership will unveil a new Data4SDGs Toolbox and several of its members will announce ambitious new commitments to harness the data revolution for sustainable development. 

Introductory remarks

  • Professor Sanjeev Khagram, Coordinator, Global Partnership
  • Kathy Calvin, President & CEO, United Nations Foundation (host of the Global Partnership)

Discussion I: Data Roadmaps for Sustainable Development

  • Simón Gaviria Muñoz, Minister of Planning, Republic of Colombia
  • Joseph Sam Sesay, Special Advisor to the President, Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Lisa Grace Bersales, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, Philippine Statistics Authority, Republic of the Philippines
  • Daniella Ballou-Aares, Senior Advisor for Development to the Secretary of State, United States of America
  • Yosr A. A. Ibrahim, Head of Sustainable Development Unit, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, Arab Republic of Egypt

Showcase I: Data4SDGs Toolbox

  • Video: Data Roadmaps for Sustainable Development
  • Aditya Agrawal, Technical Manager, Global Partnership

Discussion II: Scaling up #data4SDGs action for impact

  • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  • Giovanie Biha, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Showcase II: New #data4SDGs commitments & announcements

  • Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UN Statistics Division
  • Jessica Espey, Associate Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Rachel Ginsburg, Deputy Director, Project 8
  • Alfredo Timermans, CEO, Telefónica Internacional USA
  • Gaia Gozzo, Head of Governance, Care International and Robert Worthington, Director, Kwantu
  • Carmelle Terborgh, Lead Account Manager, NonProfits and Global Organizations, Esri
  • Piers Bradford, Managing Director, Project Everyone