Joint session at the 2023 World Data Forum

Event Date: 2023-04-25 to 2023-04-25

Event Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Together we can do more: citizen-generated data for inclusive data ecosystems

This year, the World Data Forum, took place in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in China from 24-27 April. The event was held as a hybrid event allowing both in-person and virtual participation. The aim of the UN World Data Forum is to spur data innovation, nurture partnerships, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development.

International Civil Society Centre (ICSC), in collaboration with the Danish Institute for Human Rights, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD-DESA), UN Women, World Bank (WB), PARIS21 and GPSDD hosted a joint session at the upcoming World Data Forum on April 25, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am CEST.

The session titled, Together we can do more: citizen-generated data for inclusive data ecosystems,” discussed the power of Citizen Generated Data (CGD) to promote social inclusion and foster participation, transparency and accountability.  This was a hands-on session where speakers and participants from across sectors discussed and found agreements on issues which can support them in harnessing data by citizens, for citizens, and about citizens. The session also discussed how different actors, including CSOs, human rights practitioners, statistical offices and governments can interact in a productive CGD value chain.

Most importantly, the team used the event to launch and advertise the new global collaborative working towards a conceptual framework on citizen data in a hope to raise interest and gain additional support from relevant actors all around the globe, advancing this joint mission towards making voices heard and count, using citizen data! To view the details of our side event and speaker list, please visit this webpage.

You can view the recording of the session here.

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