With just a few days to go until Festival de Datos kicks off, we’re excited to share the links to our livestream sessions!

For those who can’t join us in Uruguay, we’ll be streaming a number of sessions, including the opening and closing ceremonies, town hall debates, and some of the interactive panel discussions. You can find the links via the streams tab on our YouTube channel, on this handy playlist, and below. Click ‘notify me’ to receive an alert when a session begins.

Watch the launch of the Global Partnership’s 2024-2030 strategy, the youth takeover plenary, inspiring discussions on AI and inclusive data, and more.

Below, you’ll find information about the sessions you can join online, along with livestream links to watch each one in English or Spanish.

Tuesday, November 7 

Opening ceremony

Join us as we kick off the proceedings for Festival de Datos! The opening ceremony aims to highlight where we are in terms of data collection, access, and utilization to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and set the tone for three days of knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

Opening ceremony | Ceremonia de inauguración

AI, opportunities and threats, by the Global Partnership 

In this session, leading thinkers and practitioners will share their thoughts on the promise and pitfalls of artificial intelligence (AI), followed by a lively town hall debate on the future of AI in the data for development community.

AI, opportunities and threats | IA, oportunidades y amenazas

Global Partnership 2024-2030 strategy launch

Join us for an interactive panel to launch the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data’s new strategy, which will run from 2024-2030. This session will unpack the strategy and its vision of a world where data and technology is driving sustainable and equitable development, and share how the Global Partnership could potentially help your organization through brokering solutions, convening learning, and building coalitions.

Global Partnership 2024-2030 strategy | Estrategia de la Global Partnership 2024-2030

Wednesday, November 8

Youth takeover plenary, by UNICEF, Ceibal, and the Global Partnership

Young people play an active role in today’s digital world, generating substantial amounts of data. However, they are often left out of conversations and decisions about data use and reuse. This interactive plenary will invite young people to make their voices heard and outline the opportunities and challenges of involving youth in data and digital processes.

Youth takeover plenary | Toma del poder de los jóvenes

Inclusive data: The foundations for success, by the Global Partnership, Data2X and Sightsavers 

How can we ensure that data-driven technological advancements such as AI are truly inclusive and do not create or deepen inequalities? Tune in to watch this lively town hall debate on what inclusive data looks like through a digitalisation, gender and disability lens, and the best path forward for inclusive data processes and intersectionality. 

Inclusive data: The foundations for success | Datos inclusivos: Las bases del éxito

Transformative innovations for public health surveillance and intelligence, by Vital Strategies

This interactive panel will focus on the value of data for public health decisions, specifically to deal with health emergencies, convening panelists from a wide range of sectors and geographical regions. 

Transformative innovations for public health surveillance and intelligence | Innovaciones transformadoras para la vigilancia y la inteligencia en salud pública

Thursday, November 9

The great debate: Accessing privately held data, by the Global Partnership and ECLAC

A lot of the data with the potential to improve lives lies in the hands of the private sector. In this engaging town hall session, experts will debate some of the key questions around using this data. Should governments be allowed to access it? Under what conditions? And what principles should guide data sharing efforts? 

The great debate: Accessing privately held data | El gran debate: Acceso a datos privados

Closing ceremony

Join us for the closing ceremony to wrap up an inspiring and extraordinary three days of activities. This session will feature the announcement of the location for the next Data for Development Festival in 2025, a cultural performance, and closing remarks from the Vice President of Uruguay.

Closing ceremony | Ceremonia de clausura