Beyond original research, TReNDS supports emerging processes and tools and advises governments and other stakeholders on the production and use of data for development.
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TReNDS member Bram Govaerts is Director, Innovative Business Strategies & Representative Americas at Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT). Since 2007, Govaerts has led the Latin America Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification strategy at CIMMYT.
The June 2019 edition of the Disaster Risk Reduction & Open Data Newsletter includes news on a call to raise the ambition of the Sendai Framework, investments in ecosystem-based solutions for disaster prevention, and more.
TReNDS co-chair Robert Chen is Director of CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York. He manages the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), part of NASA’s network of Earth science data centers and a regular member of the World Data System of the International Science Council.
TReNDS member Jeanne Holm is Deputy CIO and Senior Tech Advisor to the Mayor, City of Los Angeles, and a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA. As a leader in open data, education, and civic innovation, she empowers people to discover new knowledge and collaborate to improve life on Earth and beyond.
TReNDS co-chair Laveesh Bhandari is an Indian data scientist and economist, author, columnist, and entrepreneur. He is currently the Director of Indicus Foundation where he is spearheading a range of activities on the environment.
When national leadership on the SDGs is missing, local policymakers can and should step up–and they can do so with the help of data. Read our contributed piece for Apolitical here.
The May 2019 edition of the Disaster Risk Reduction & Open Data Newsletter includes news on WHO’s first guidelines on digital health interventions, data science competitions, the United States’ National Volcano Warning System, and more.
What pathways will lead us to a new data ecosystem, capable of supporting achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? On April 30, TReNDS experts and partners shared their experiences and discussed common approaches at the event “Data for Sustainable Development: Building a New Data Ecosystem.”
Deirdre Appel (Open Data Watch) shares key takeaways from the April 12, 2019 event “Resources for Data & Statistics: Transformative Opportunities,” a side event of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings.
In 2018, the Local Data Action Solutions Initiative (LDA-SI) launched a microgrant initiative to support learning from existing subnational SDG data initiatives, harnessing tacit local knowledge and informing a learning exchange. This post details the work of LDA-SI grantee Wolfs Company during the 2018-2019 grant period.