MOBILE DATA FOR SOCIAL GOOD
According to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2018 progress has been made in many areas of the 2030 Agenda. However, in some areas, progress is insufficient to meet the Agenda’s goals and targets by 2030. The Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. António Guterres concludes in the foreword of the 2018 report that “with just 12 years left to the 2030 deadline, we must inject a sense of urgency. Achieving the 2030 Agenda requires immediate and accelerated actions by countries along with collaborative partnerships among governments and stakeholders at all levels.”
The pressure to monitor whether progress is being made or not on the Agenda 2030 for three years into its implementation is mounting. This has subsequently increased interest in other sources of data like satellite, mobile data, and citizen-generated data that can offer more timely insights, complement official statistics, and plug data gaps in ways that help change-makers across the world achieve faster progress. This session will convene partners interested in or are working on innovative ways to harness mobile data for social impact in Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania and international experts in this area.
Kilimanjaro Hall , UDSM College of Information and Communication Technologies, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania