PET Lab Open House webinar: UN PET Guide – Methodologies and Approaches
The purpose of using privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) is to make the sharing of sensitive data between various parties possible. The PET Lab Open House will discuss Chapter 2 of the UN Guide on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies for Official Statistics, launched on February 2023, regarding the Methodologies and Approaches used for PETs.
More information can be found at UN PET Guide: Methodologies and Approaches, where you can also register for the event.
Date: 23rd March 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (NYT)
Displacement and Disaster Statistics
Displacement and Disaster Statistics will be the topic of the next webinar in our series on Mobile Phone Data for Official Statistics.
This webinar is organized by the UN Regional Hub for Big Data in Brazil with the support of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC through the Knowledge Transmission Network of the Statistical Conference of the Americas.
We will talk about population statistics in the context of natural or human-made disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, communicable diseases, pandemics, and also situations of generalized violence, such as armed conflicts.
We will hear more about this topic from our guests: Mrs. Ayumi Arai, from University of Tokio, Japan, Mr. Federico Segui, from INE Uruguay, and Mrs. Siiri Silm, from University of Tartu, Estonia.
The webinar will be on April 6 at 11 a.m. (GMT-3) and registration can be made here: https://eclac.webex.com/weblink/register/r4316b7a8cb565a6a7378379c4bf7a563
11:00-11:05 Opening: Andrea Diniz, Hub Regional
11:05-11:20 Presentation: Mrs. Ayumi Arai, University of Tokio, Japan
11:20-11:35 Presentation: Mr. Federico Segui, INE Uruguay
11:35-11:50 Presentation: Mrs. Siiri Silm, University of Tartu, Estonia
11:50-12:00 Questions & Answers
Dynamic Populacion Mapping will be the main topic of the following webinar in our series on Mobile Phone Data for Official Statistics.
The real current population distribution of an area can be estimated using mobile phone data at various points in time. This has been investigated for a variety of applications and allows the study of how the population distribution changes dynamically.
With the help of our two guests — a representative from Positium and one from the Flowminder Foundation — we will learn more about this topic.
We will have simultaneous translation into English and Spanish for the webinar on March 9 at 11 a.m. (GMT-3).
Registration can be made here: https://forms.gle/XaxJrKW619ghjm7f7
Webinar: UN Guide on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies for Official Statistics
The UN Guide on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies for Official Statistics will be launched on a virtual side-event during the next United Nations Statistical Commission official annual session. More information can be found at Privacy Enhancing Technologies for Official Statistics // UNSC54 Side Event — UN-CEBD, where you can also register for the event. Date: 9th February 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (NYT)
International Data Science Accelerator Programme – Cohort III
Applications are open for the International Data Science Accelerator Programme's third 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 Friday 10th February 2023. Mentor applications are welcome anytime, but for those interested in mentoring in this cohort, applications shall be submitted by 24th February. 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: 6th March to 26th May 2023.
Using Mobile Phone Data for Official Statistics on Tourism
The next webinar in our series on Mobile Phone Data for Official Statistics will cover the subject of Tourism.
Usually, tourism statistics relies on conventional data sources, such as survey and administrative data, with each of them having their own strengths and limitations: coverage, timeliness, granularity and data quality issues.
Nowadays, countries face challenges and need more detailed and timely information about people mobility. At the same time, governments have recognized the important economic, social and environment impact of tourism.
Our guests are Mrs. Alfatihah Reno, from Statistics Indonesia, and Mr. Siim Esko, from Positium, a company specializing in work with mobile phone data. They will show us more details on how to produce tourism statistics using mobile phone data, as well as some examples in their countries.
The webinar will be on February 9th at 11 am (GMT-3) and will be in English.
Registration can be made here: https://cepal-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w29FIFN1RJytBYKbqCwDKw
Using Mobile Phone Data for Official Statistics on Migration
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the next webinar organized by the UN Regional Hub for Big Data in Brazil with the support of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC through the Knowledge Transmission Network of the Statistical Conference of the Americas.
The next webinar in our series on Using Mobile Phone Data for Official Statistics will cover the subject Migration. In the contemporary world, human populations are very mobile, making migration one of the most difficult things to understand. We will discover the challenges in obtaining Migration Statistics in this webinar. We will also comprehend how data from mobile phones may be used to study migration-related phenomena. Our two guests, Cinthia Barros (International Organization for Migration/UN Migration) and Shorena Tsiklauri (United Nations Working Group on Big Data, Mobile Data Group, Migration Subgroup) will address these issues and provide us with further information on the subject.
The webinar will be on December 15th, Thursday, at 11 am (GMT-3).
Registration can be made here:p0- https://forms.gle/evAdBZkzVeFqb14a7.
Big Data for official statistics
As an incentive to use Big Data for the production of official statistics, the United Nations Regional Hub for Big Data in Brazil and the Knowledge Transmission Network (RTC) of the Statistical Conference of the Americas (CEA) offer a webinar to introduce the subject.
OThe webinar will cover the following topics:
• An overview of Big Data, outlining its potential and pointing out the existing challenges for the production of official statistics.
• Successful case studies in the Latin American and Caribbean region that can inspire other Institutes to follow the same path, increasing the number of institutes that make use of Big Data.
The webinar will take place on November 17 at 11:00 am (Brazilian time) and the official language of the event will be Spanish.
7th International Conference on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics
Yogyakarta, Indonesia 7-11 November 2022
The program of the conference will consist of Ministerial Dialogues on the first day around the main themes of "Global Economic Recovery", "Food Security" and "Access to Relevant Data". The second day will have dialogues with experts of the global statistical community. The United Nations Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics will review in an open session the work of the past year and, more importantly, will discuss the way forward on incorporating big data and data science into the standard business processes of statistical organizations. The latter part of week will showcase the 2022 Big Data Hackathon as well as several workshops.
Webinar "Using Mobile Phone Data for Official Statistics: Opportunities and Challenges"
The 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:
Tradução em inglês: https://youtu.be/qm6Eip2Cf78
Tradução em espanhol: https://youtu.be/w7se-eNpLhM
Tradução em português: https://youtu.be/g1J_8Ai0pcY
Tradução em inglês: https://youtu.be/9wOyfJgiyy8
Tradução em espanhol: https://youtu.be/tsva6BIm68w
Tradução em português: https://youtu.be/6M4nP5ur96k
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.
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.
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18th IAOS Conference
26-28 April 2022 Kraków, Poland
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)
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.
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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
We are available by email: email@example.com.
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).