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Webinar "Using Mobile Phone Data for Official Statistics: Opportunities and Challenges"

OThe webinar "Use of Mobile Data for Official Statistics: Opportunities and Challenges" paves the way for the 7th International Conference on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics to be held November 7-11 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The event will take place on October 6th at 11 am BRT via Zoom and aims to present the potential of information obtained from the use of mobile phones. The presenter will be Esperanza Magpantay, leader of the Working Group on Mobile Phone Data of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science. It will show in which thematic areas these data can be used and how they can generate detailed information for public policies.

Registration is open at https://forms.gle/FidYDusYhgSwRNd39



Webinário “Ferramentas de Capacitação da UN Big Data”

O Webinário Ferramentas de Capacitação da UN Big Data é mais um evento promovido pelo Hub Regional da ONU para Big Data no Brasil e ocorrerá no dia 21 de setembro às 14 horas. O propósito do evento é apresentar a página Home Page - Big Data Training Catalog (un.org) com os vários recursos de capacitação disponibilizados pelo Comitê de Especialistas em Big Data da ONU. A apresentadora, Bianca Walsh, é membro ativo do Grupo de Trabalho de Treinamento, Competências e Capacitação desse comitê. Ela demonstrará o que há disponível e como o usuário pode tirar proveito dos recursos para sua realidade. A coordenadora do Hub, Andrea Diniz da Silva, apresentará o Hub na abertura do evento.

O evento ocorrerá de forma remota pelo aplicativo Webex e os participantes poderão fazer perguntas pelo chat. A gravação do webinário ficará disponível no website do Hub Regional Hub for Big Data in Brazil (ibge.gov.br).

Para acessar o evento, é necessário fazer inscrição: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYaSzfSaQrl6Z83YoBah1IO-LEOA3z6VIsIp5M4A4dW1Vs1A/viewform?usp=sf_link



2022 UN Big Data Hackathon

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics (UNCEBD) together with the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY) are excited to announce the "2022 UN Big Data Hackathon".

The 2022 UN Big Data Hackathon will happen over the course of 4 days (November 8-9-10-11 2022).

The event is organized as part of the 7th International Conference on Big Data, which is hosted by Statistics Indonesia (BPS) in Yogyakarta. The Hackathon is supported by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the UN Regional Hubs for Big Data (Rwanda, UAE, Brazil & China), UN Global Pulse, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), UK ONS Data Science Campus, Statistics Canada, and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD).



II Oficina sobre Uso de Big Data para Estatísticas Oficiais

A II Oficina sobre Uso de Big Data para Estatísticas Oficiais ocorrerá nos dias 30 e 31 de agosto e 1 de setembro de 2022. O evento será presencial e reunirá 15 participantes. Cinco deles são representantes de INEs do Chile, Colômbia, El Salvador, Paraguai e Uruguai, os quais se juntarão aos representantes do Brasil. São três dias de discussões teóricas e atividades práticas sobre os principais aspectos relacionados ao cálculo de índices de preços para fontes alternativas. Essa oficina é complemento da I Oficina que ocorreu em fevereiro de 2022.

Além de contar com os instrutores da I Oficina, LincolnTeixeira da Silva, Plinio Marcos Leal dos Santos e Vladimir Gonçalves Miranda, haverá também a participação do professor Jacek Bialek da University of Lods na Polônia.



International Data Science Accelerator Programme – Cohort II

Applications are open for the International Data Science Accelerator Programme's second cohort.
This is a project-based mentoring program with a focus on official statistics. The mentee must provide the project (see project examples here) and work in an analytical role within a National Statistics Organisation. The deadline for returning mentee applications is Monday 22nd August 2022.
Mentor applications are welcome anytime, but for those interested in mentoring in this cohort, applications shall be submitted by 25th August. Mentors can be from any field as long as they currently work in a data science role.
Find a detailed outline of the program here and links to the relevant application forms to be completed.

Date: 19th September to 9th December 2022



Using Big Data and Machine Learning for Land Cover and Land Use Mapping: Challenges to Mapping Accuracy

5 to 7 July 2022
Os vídeos, original e com tradução simultânea, estão disponíveis em:

Day/día/dia 1
Original: https://youtu.be/OJSnZs7fjeY
Tradução em inglês: https://youtu.be/qm6Eip2Cf78
Tradução em espanhol: https://youtu.be/w7se-eNpLhM
Tradução em português: https://youtu.be/g1J_8Ai0pcY

Day/día/dia 2
Original: https://youtu.be/BxrjAcfa45o
Tradução em inglês: https://youtu.be/9wOyfJgiyy8
Tradução em espanhol: https://youtu.be/tsva6BIm68w
Tradução em português: https://youtu.be/6M4nP5ur96k

Day/día/dia 3
Original: https://youtu.be/5PWCQSAheSE
Tradução em inglês: https://youtu.be/qG-LtD4aalQ
Tradução em espanhol: https://youtu.be/R0ShPBwBTwA
Tradução em português: https://youtu.be/SraKqDDXOQE

Este evento foi organizado pelo Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística – IBGE, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais – INPE e o Núcleo de Informação e Coordenação do Ponto BR – Nic.br.



International Data Science Accelerator Programme :: Data Science Mentor Clinics

As part of the International Data Science Accelerator Programme, the Data Science Campus will offer a session organized to brief, present and detail how mentoring internationally works and answer all questions from those interested in being part of this collaboration experience.
The International Data Science Mentor Clinics aim to clarify, encourage and support a stronger international collaboration in the data science field.

Register here

Date: 23rd June 2022
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 (UTC-03:00)



Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum for the SDGS - Side Event

Join the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), United Nations Big Data Hubs from Brazil, Rwanda, UAE and China, and the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) for this side event on how to use data tools to improve quality of education in vulnerable populations. The session will serve as a space to present the solution developed by the winning team of the 2021 UN Youth Hackathon regarding the effects of the pandemic on the access to education in Ugandan households. The dialogue will also provide insights from the experiences on establishing data hubs to foster the global statistical community and the opportunities to engage young scientists into professional data networks.

Date: May
5, 2022
Time: 12:00
~ 13:15 EST



18th IAOS Conference

26-28 April 2022 Kraków, Poland
IAOS 2022
Worthy Information For Challenging Times
Presentation on the Use of Big Data in Official Statistics: State of Art in Latin America and the Caribbean



The role of the Regional Hubs in mainstreaming Big Data and data science in official statistics

This is a side event of the 53rd Session of the United Nations Statistical
Date: 15 February 2022
Time: 08:00 - 09:00 AM (EST)
Format: Virtual
Registration is required!



Introducción al web scraping aplicado a índices de precios

El taller se llevó a cabo todos los días, del 21 al 25 de febrero de 2022 y contó con la participación de tres instructores: LincolnTeixeira da Silva, Plinio Marcos Leal dos Santos e Vladimir Gonçalves Miranda. A continuación encontrará el enlace a la grabación, en los tres idiomas.
Aulas gravadas:
Dia 1 espanhol
Dia 2 espanhol
Dia 3 espanhol
Dia 1 inglês
Dia 2 inglês
Dia 3 inglês
Dia 1 português
Dia 2 português
Dia 3 português



EXPO 2020

As part of the EXPO2020, the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center of UAE (FCSC) will host a 3-day event in January 2022 organized jointly with the United Nations Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics (UN-CEBD)



VGI Initiatives in Latin America

Share Experiences in the production of official data throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and join a community of professionals interested in leveraging the use of volunteered geographic information in the region. Those are the objectives of the webinar organized by the UN GP Regional Hub in Brazil, and successfully accomplished on past December 6th, 2021.

From 11:00 to 13:00 (GMT-3 Rio de Janeiro), this free webinar was supported by IBGE, Nic.br, INEGI and UFPR, with simultaneous translation in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Recorded video: https://youtu.be/P9TywXA65dE
Agenda: pdf
We are available by email: hubbrazil@ibge.gov.br.



UN Youth Hackathon

The 2020 global pandemic struck, the world has been forced to rethink, redesign and innovate new ways of creating a shared sustainable future. This year, together with the United Nations Statistics Division, and the global platform regional hubs of Rwanda, UAE, Brazil & China, MGCY is organizing the UN Youth Hackathon



Launching of the Regional Hub in Brazil during the Statistical Conference of the Americas

The UNBigData Regional Hub in Brazil was launched for the statistical community in Latin America and the Caribbean during the eleventh meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas, which will be held online, from 23 to 25 November 2021. The Conference was being organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Government of Colombia, through the Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE).