Cepei, together with +DataLab, organized in Rosario (Argentina) a workshop on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the local level

Dec 3, 2019

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.


Workshop Objectives 


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

Photo: © +DataLab


Philipp Schönrock


Magin Ortiga

Gerente General
Gases de Occidente

Bruno Ayllon

Docente e Investigador
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Juan Pablo Prado

Profesor Investigador
Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Inés Brill

Coordinadora – Unidad de Desarrollo de Capacidades
Centro Regional para América Latina y el Caribe – PNUD (Panamá)

Sandra Alzate

Directora de Cooperación Internacional (2005-2011)
Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación Internacional en Colombia

Javier Surasky

Oficial de Programas Gobernanza y Financiamiento para el Desarrollo Sostenible

Jaime Abello

Director General
Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI)

Tom Wambeke

Responsable de Actividades del Programa de Educación a Distancia y Tecnologías de la Formación
Centro Internacional de Formación

Fernando Buchelli

Coordinador de la Línea de Investigación en Cooperación y Desarrollo (2009-2010)
Universidad Externado de Colombia

Gert Danielsen

Especialista en Eficacia de la Ayuda y Cooperación Sur-Sur (2008-2011)
Centro Regional de PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe

Oscar Angulo

Coordinador de la Unidad de Programación y Calidad de la Ayuda (2008-2012)
Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo

Guillermo Carvajalino

Director Ejecutivo
Fundación DIS

Virginia Jiménez

Consultora independiente
Universidad Central de Venezuela 

Jared Ortiz

Oficial de Planeación (2007-2013)
Alianza ONG

Bárbara Hess

Directora Residente de la GTZ en Colombia

Diego Dorado

Director de Evaluación de Políticas Públicas (2009-2012)
Departamento Nacional de Planeación de Colombia

Rita Kotov

Directora de la Oficina Regional para los Países Andinos (2009-2012)


universidad tecnológica de bolivar
Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano
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