27-29 March 2015 Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia
High-Level Conference on the Data Revolution in Africa

This high level conference will take place under the theme, ‘Setting the scene for a sustainable development agenda powered by Data Revolution in Africa'. It will address topics related to: areas in Africa that lack data; the role of “African” data in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); adoption of data revolution principles and national level implementation; the balance between comparable data for monitoring development goals and data that can contribute to local level change; harmonization of national statistical data; and the role of data in contributing to Agenda 2063. The conference is expected to result in the adoption of a set of principles to power the data revolution in Africa and an African Data revolution road map with short, medium and long-term action plans. The high level conference will be preceded by a two-day technical session with working groups and breakout sessions, from 27-28 March. The African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) serve as the co-organizers.  

dates: 27-29 March 2015  
location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia  
www: http://www.uneca.org/datarevolution?utm_source=Development+Initiatives+Poverty+Research+Limited&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5351273_Resend+DI+February+2015&dm_i=1E6I,36P2H,8VU03H,BEUG2,1  

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