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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Prioritizing ecosystem services in SDG monitoring in Aruba

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.

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New reports profile sub-national data efforts around the world

A new synthesis report and project overviews document the data localization efforts of LDA-SI microgrant recipients in Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, England, India and the United States.

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NSOs tackle geospatial data for population monitoring at the 50th UN Statistical Commission

The POPGRID collaborative, managed by TReNDS, CIESIN, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, played host to representatives from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at a UN Statistical Commission side event. Read a recap here.

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New report released on tackling gender inequalities through investments in CRVS systems

TReNDS releases a new report on the return on investment for women and girls when resources are put towards civil registration and vital statistics systems, part of “Why CRVS systems matter for women and girls” from the International Development Research Centre’s Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems.

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