Webinar 1 | Citizen-generated data: A tool to monitor the 2030 Agenda in Latin America

The Global Partnership and Cepei will present their first webinar on July 30 to discuss the relevance and use of citizen-generated data for the construction of timely public policies.

As part of the series “Data for development in Latin America: advances in the monitoring of the 2030 Agenda”, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and Cepei will carry out the first webinar on citizen-generated data for the monitoring of the 2030 Agenda in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

The demand for public policies much more aligned with the reality of the territories, has generates the need to incorporate new sources of data that reflect the needs, perspectives and expectations of citizens. In the last decades, citizen-generated data (CGD) has become a tool to make visible ignored or invisible problems that affect the communities. However, it is necessary to promote their credibility and relevance in decision-making at the governmental level.

In order to discuss  the use of CGD for the construction of timely public policies and monitor of the 2030 Agenda, this webinar exposes case studies that show the opportunities and challenges of the incorporation of CGD in the creation of strategies and action plans in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (Colombian time)

Platform: Zoom

Language of the Webinar: Spanish

Register here!



Key Questions 


  • How can we guaranteed that citizen-generated data (CGD) is used to open spaces for debate among the different actors of society?
  • How can the use of CGD contribute to the measurement of the SDGs?
  • How should CGD be adjusted and oriented to be used as a complement to official statistics?
  • What are the main limitations when using CGD and how can they be counteracted?


Featured speakers


  • Claire Melamed, CEO, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
  • Rebecca Firth, Co-chair, Citizen-Generated Data Task Team
  • Jorge Umaña, Data Coordinator for Sustainable Development, Collaborative Laboratory of Public Innovation, University of Costa Rica
  • Julio López, Sustainable Development and Cities Director, Grupo Faro
  • Alonso Ortiz, Engagement Manager, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data


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