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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.
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.
The April 2019 edition of the Disaster Risk Reduction & Open Data Newsletter includes news on free open data to aid in tackling El Niño, strengthening Mozambique’s resilience to natural disaster, and more.
Jonathan Glennie asks, Can we counter the data counter-revolution? From surveillance to data governance, he examines the delicate balance struck between data and power.