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High-Level Conference on the Data Revolution in Africa

Event | March 27, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Setting the scene for a sustainable development agenda powered by Data Revolution in Africa

This conference will address topics related to: areas in Africa that lack data; the role of “African” data in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); adoption of data revolution principles and national level implementation; the balance between comparable data for monitoring development goals and data that can contribute to local level change; harmonization of national statistical data; and the role of data in contributing to Agenda 2063.

Data Revolution in Africa

The conference is expected to result in the adoption of a set of principles to power the data revolution in Africa and an African Data revolution road map with short, medium and long-term action plans. The high level conference will be preceded by a two-day technical session with working groups and breakout sessions, from 27-28 March. The African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) serve as the co-organizers.

For more information see here.

Dates:27-29 March 2015  

Location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia 

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