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Friday, May 29 • 13:30 - 15:00
Global Partnership on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development / Partenariat mondial sur la révolution des données pour un développement durable

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This session will explore potential political opportunities for filling urgent data gaps.  In an interactive format, panelists will provide valuable insights on whether creation of a new global partnership for development data could accelerate closing our many data gaps. How could it help with improving the statistical capacity in low-income countries; help establish better norms and standards; fill funding gaps; and promote more open data and expand data usage and data impact?
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Cette séance permettra d’examiner des possibilités politiques de combler de façon urgente les lacunes dans les données. Les membres du groupe de discussion fourniront, dans un contexte interactif, leurs points de vue valables sur la possibilité que la création d’un nouveau partenariat à l’échelle mondiale pour le développement de données comble plus rapidement les nombreuses lacunes dans nos données. En quoi pourrait‑elle aider à améliorer la capacité statistique dans les pays à faible revenu, à établir de meilleures normes, à combler les déficits de financement, à promouvoir l’émission de données ouvertes ainsi qu’à élargir l’utilisation et l’incidence des données?

Moderators
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Shaida Badiee

Managing Director, Open Data Watch
Shaida Badiee is Managing Director of Open Data Watch. She brings several decades of experience in managing global development statistics as the long-time Director of the World Bank's Development Data Group. During her tenure, flagship global statistical products were launched such as the World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, and the Atlas of Global Development. In 2010, she led the World Bank's Open Data Initiative, a... Read More →

Speakers
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Chukwudozie Ezigbalike

Chief of the Data Technology, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Dr. Chukwudozie (Dozié) Ezigbalike is the Chief of the Data Technology Section at the Africa Centre for Statistics (ACS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He also served as the Acting Director of ACS from September 2013 to April 2015, and earlier as Data Management Coordinator of the Centre. Before moving to ACS, he had served ECA in various capacities, namely, Chief of the Geo-Information... Read More →
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Neil Fantom

Manager, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Neil Fantom is a Manager at the World Bank in Washington, DC. He leads the World Bank's Open Data initiative, and oversees the publication of World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance and the compilation and dissemination of the associated datasets. He has worked extensively to help developing countries improve their statistical capacity, working in Malawi and Botswana for eight years helping to improve official data and working... Read More →
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David McNair

Director of Transparency, ONE Campaign
David McNair is Director of Transparency at the ONE campaign. Here he focuses on government transparency, oil and gas transparency and open data, equipping citizens in developing countries ‘Follow the Money’ from resources to results. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Geography from the Queen's University of Belfast and was recently voted among the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under 33.
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Rachel Quint

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Rachel Quint is a Fellow in the Global Development and Population Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, focusing on the Foundation’s cross-cutting work on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Data Revolution. Before joining the Hewlett Foundation, Rachel lived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she worked in the UN World Food Programme’s Africa Office, serving as a liaison to the African Union on a variety of issues... Read More →
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Martin Tisné

Director of Policy, Omidyar Network Ltd., OGP Steering Committee
As director of policy at Omidyar Network, Martin brings extensive experience advocating for change in government and donor policies and driving sector-level change in the field of government transparency and accountability. Martin joined Omidyar Network in early 2012. Based in London, Martin leads policy, advocacy strategy, and related investments for the global Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative. Martin began his career in... Read More →


Friday May 29, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
1. Salon Gatineau

Attendees (30)