"What excites me most is data in the hands of campaigners and social activists..."
Our inaugural in-person gathering, the Data for Development Festival brought together 400 representatives of governments, civil society, NGOs, and the private sector. Nearly 1,500 people joined the conversation online using #Data4DevFest, helping us reach more than six million people across six continents.
We spoke to some of the people using data in innovative ways to fight for better lives around the world, watch this highlights video for more takeaways from the festival and learn more about the event.
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 the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, the private sector, civil society, and citizens alike and requires unprecedented amounts of data to achieve and monitor them, to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations.