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Meet a TReNDS Expert: Robert Chen

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.

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Meet a TReNDS Expert: Jeanne Holm

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.

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Getting Started with the SDGs: Emerging questions from the first 30 days of SDG implementation in Colombia

World leaders and their governments are shifting their attention to SDG implementation. Important questions arise such as what it means to implement the 17 ambitious SDGs? How to prioritize attention given political cycles and limited resources? And what success will look like come 2030, at their end date?

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Data for Development

The data revolution is rapidly transforming every part of society. Elections are managed with biometrics, forests are monitored by satellite imagery, banking has migrated from branch offices to smartphones, and medical x-rays are examined halfway around the world. Jeffrey Sachs reflects on these issues for Project Syndicate.

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