On September 18, Cepei and +DataLab, Data and Research Laboratory in Urban Glocal Agendas, of the National University of Rosario in Argentina, with the collaboration of Acción Colectiva, Datos Rosario y Datos Abiertos SF, developed the workshop “SDG Nodes in the LAB: data for the localization of the 2030 Agenda in Rosario”, with presentations of the Governance and Data Coordinators of Cepei, Javier Surasky and Fredy Rodríguez.
The event was held as part of the program “Urban Practices and Agendas” of +Datalab, which seeks to raise awareness, influence and localize international agendas and instruments in the local academic context, and its relationship with data, technology and civic stakeholders.
The SDGsNodes workshop, joined by representatives of different sectors, was organized as part of the joint work being carried out by Cepei and +Datalab, which seeks to develop a official data, open data and big data collaborative matrix with actors from academia, government and civil society, that can contribute to measure the Sustainable Development Goals in the city of Rosario; Amining to encourage local level processes of public policies based on evidence and open practices.
Create working nodes in relation to open data, big data and SDGs.
Collectively validate the existing data flow for the location of the SDGs in the city of Rosario.
Identify the needs, data gaps and action opportunities regarding: open data, technology, big data and research for the city and for the region.
The presentation of the Governance Coordinator of Cepei, Javier Surasky, focused on pointing out elements on how Argentina is promoting subnational involvement in implementation issues and the need to do so in terms of follow-up; as well as SDGs initiatives with a regional impact to demonstrate and encourage local interest in the implementation and follow-up of the Agenda.
“In Latin America, what we see is that we have enormous inequalities at the statistical level, we see countries with highly developed statistical systems, and others that are far behind”.
–Javier Surasky, Cepei
Fredy Rodríguez, the Data Coordinator of Cepei, pointed out the importance of locating the SDGs in the city, emphasizing the role of data.
“The reality is that most of the subnational actors are not as integrated into the 2030 Agenda or the SDGs, much less into data manners. Although there are very interesting data initiatives, the ones closest to the SDGs are open data. More advocacy work is needed at the subnational level from government actors and those who are working for the implementation of this Agenda, in promoting the use of big data, of non-traditional sources and connecting statistics that currently exists to the SDGs. “
–Fredy Rodríguez, Cepei