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Panel: “Open Data” Key to Reaching SDGs

An Alumniportal Deutschland webinar held on held June 28, 2017 examined how access to information, knowledge, and open data can play a critical role in helping attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Entitled “Open Data and the SDGs,” the event … Continue reading

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Decent work for all – how does it affect the remaining SDGs?

Poverty decreases in many parts of the world. But at the same time as millions get out of poverty major challenges remain for the world to solve: income gaps increase and changes in climate must be stopped. By adopting the … Continue reading

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No Identification in the Digital Age

In today’s digital age, many people are worried about having their identity stolen and used for nefarious purposes, but what if you never had an official identity? Astonishingly, almost 1 in 7 people throughout the world cannot prove their identity, … Continue reading

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Information sharing – big data is fun!

Mostly we have been discussing the importance of big data concerning policy making and accountability as well as discussing the vital importance of trustworthy and updated data. It is also important to raise awareness of the importance of information sharing … Continue reading

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Goal 4: Quality Education

According to goal 4, Ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Educating children, especially girls, is crucial to eliminating poverty. It is closely related to other sustainable development goals (SDGs) such as health, gender equality, … Continue reading

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Is “Decoupling” a Realistic Strategy for Achieving the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda is predicated on the belief that it is possible for countries to sustain economic growth without relying on unsustainable patterns of production and consumption. The buzzword denoting this aspirational paradigm is “decoupling”, which is … Continue reading

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Ending poverty while some go uncounted?

Big data could be seen as a catalyst for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. The volume of data created every day is exploding and opening new possibilities for policy making. However, while the amount of … Continue reading

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What’s Happening With World Hunger?

As a group the focus of our blog has been based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the impact of social media and data thereupon.  Like their predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs have set high expectations … Continue reading

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A new sustainable development agenda

People around the world demanded for equal world by eradicating poverty, inequality etc. To turn these demands into actions, world leaders gathered on 25th September 2015, at the United Nations in New York to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable … Continue reading

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Are we achieving the SDGs, and is the data credible?

The timeliness and necessity of setting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should be obvious to most compassionate, sentient people. Other than staunch climate deniers and isolationists, who wouldn’t want a world in which poverty is eradicated, climate change is addressed, and … Continue reading

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