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Data to understand our current needs

Millions of data are generated and processed every day to help us better understand the world. Thus, each sector, organization or decision-maker has evidence for the formulation and implementation of strategies or development plans that benefit the entire population without leaving no one behind. How does data help us make better decisions for sustainable development?

Data is everywhere and is generated all the time, which is why, many times, this large amount of data is not processed and gets lost. In order to prevent this from happening, and to ensure that data is collected and analyzed, there are new applications and tools that, in addition to preventing records from being lost, allow the study of human behavior, global phenomena and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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During the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges faced by children and adolescents in Colombia, one of the populations most affected by confinement, have been further reflected. Data has allowed us to better understand this problem and take action to improve their quality of life.

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To achieve the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations promotes the use of non-traditional sources of data, such as big data, to generate and produce knowledge and support decision-making to address current challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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INITIATIVES

We represent the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) in Latin America and the Caribbean through the promotion of initiatives to strengthen inclusive data ecosystems.

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Progress and challenges in measuring the SDGs: GPSDD Latam partners meeting

In the framework of the 51st Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission, Cepei and the Global Partnership organized a working meeting with Latin American partners on the progress and challenges in the implementation of the SDGs.

The University of the West Indies and Cepei joined efforts to develop the BD4D Caribbean initiative

The University of the West Indies and Cepei organized two workshops in Kingston, Jamaica, on big data and data visualization for local private sector representatives, academia, statistical offices and data and statistics experts.

Data Republica is a data lab that promotes capacity building, evidence-based knowledge generation, and data ecosystems, linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Rebuilding Mocoa through data: using big data for decision-making

How can big data contribute to decision-making? Data Republica launches a new data story, with the support of Cepei, Telefónica Movistar and LUCA. On April 1, 2020, on the occasion of the tragedy that the Colombian city of Mocoa experienced in 2017, this story will be launched on www.datarepublica.org

In Cali, Colombia, the use of data is promoted to solve social problems

Cepei together with Telefónica Movistar, Esri, the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the OSDAL Network, brought together 30 participants from different sectors for a workshop on early childhood data for the SDGs, where version 2.0 of datarepublica.org was launched.

Data for Now

We coordinate the Data for Now initiative in Colombia and Paraguay through innovative solutions that promote the timely production of data for the measurement of the SDGs.

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Governance and indicators workshop: “Towards a water information system in Paraguay”

As part of the activities of the Data for Now initiative that Cepei carries out, between May 28 and 29, we organized this workshop that sought to explore the governance and architecture of the Paraguayan Water Information System, focusing on the measurement of SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), as well as the management of natural disasters.

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Big data as a tool to improve air quality

Big data is needed to improve air quality, as air pollution impacts our health and delays progress towards sustainable development.

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Road to Bern: amplifying Latin American and Caribbean messages at the UN World Data Forum

Cepei and the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) of Colombia, with the support of Tableau, organized a breakfast meeting, parallel to the UN World Data Forum, in which they shared experiences and perspectives of the Road to Bern initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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LAC National Statistical Offices are making progress towards sustainable development through cooperation agreements with Cepei

Cepei and the National Statistical Offices of Colombia (DANE), the Dominican Republic (ONE RD), Paraguay (INE Paraguay), Uruguay (INE Uruguay) and Ecuador (INEC) agreed on a strategic cooperation partnership to strengthen their data ecosystems.

Multi-stakeholder partnerships and their importance in bridging data gaps and strengthening the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

In the framework of the 2021 UN World Data Forum, Cepei highlights the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships to drive the measurement and implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Cepei at the United Nations World Data Forum 2021

In the framework of the United Nations World Data Forum 2021, Cepei will co-host four sessions on innovative use of data sources to inform decision makers in the Global South.

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We generate partnerships with organizations committed to the promotion of sustainable development.

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