22 October 2018 - 24 October 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
IIASA researchers Dr. Steffen Fritz and Dilek Fraisl will participate in the UN World Data Forum (WDF) and the Eye on Earth (EoE) Symposium to join the citizen science delegation, and discuss how non-traditional approaches, including citizen science, can help monitoring and the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UN WDF 2018 is hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) of United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN WDF is a platform for cooperation and collaboration between various professional groups, such as information technology, geospatial information managers, data scientists, and users, as well as civil society stakeholders.
The EoE Symposium is hosted concurrently with the UN WDF, by the FCSA, with support and under the guidance the above-mentioned institutions.
In addition to being citizen science delegates, Steffen Fritz and Dilek Fraisl will chair a session at the EoE Symposium on the contribution of non‐traditional data including citizen science in addressing the SDGs. The session will outline the results from the citizen science and SDGs workshop hosted by IIASA on 3 – 5 October 2018 in Austria that brought together major global citizen science associations from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the US, as well as the scientists, experts and practitioners from national statistics offices, UN agencies, and other relevant institutions.
Last edited: 16 October 2018
UN World Data Forum Program
Eye on Earth Symposium Program
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