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Wednesday, May 20 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Data: What is it Good For? | Données: à quoi ça sert?

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A data revolution is required in order to meet the 2030 Agenda set out by the United Nations in 2015. As we head into the Decade of Action, we are seeing cities struggle with data collection, many people remaining invisible to data collectors, and increasingly, questions about who uses the data to what end. What can we learn from our current experience with Covid-19 data? What steps can we take to ensure an informed view of our SDG priorities?


Une révolution des données est nécessaire pour répondre au Programme 2030 défini par les Nations Unies en 2015. Alors que nous nous dirigeons vers la Décennie d'action, nous voyons les villes lutter pour la collecte de données, de nombreuses personnes restent invisibles pour les collecteurs de données, et de plus en plus, des questions sur qui utilise les données à quelle fin. Que pouvons-nous apprendre de notre expérience actuelle avec les données Covid-19? Quelles mesures pouvons-nous prendre pour garantir une vision éclairée de nos priorités en matière d'ODD?

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Catherine McIntyre

Reporter, The Logic
Catherine McIntyre is a feature writer who worked for Maclean’s and Canadian Business prior to joining The Logic. She was named Best New Writer at the 2014 National Magazine Awards for her investigation into cancer clusters in New Brunswick industry towns. Catherine moonlights as... Read More →

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Patrice Martineau

Chief - SDG Data, Statistics Canada
Patrice Martineau currently works for Statistics Canada, where he has spent most of his career. Through his education and work experience, he has obtained a wide range of knowledge with an emphasis on statistics, public finance and public sector management. During his tenures at Statistics... Read More →
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Jessica Espey

Senior Adviser and Director, TReNDS, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Jessica is a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), based in London, UK and is the Director of the TReNDS program, SDSN’s Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics. Before moving home to London, she was Associate Director and... Read More →
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Jonathan Dewar

CEO, First Nations Information Governance Centre
Jonathan has been recognized as a leader in healing and reconciliation and Indigenous health and wellbeing education, policy, and research for over a decade. He has published extensively on these subjects, with a specialization in the role of the arts in healing and reconciliation... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
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