DIAL at the United Nations General Assembly

Some events DIAL attended:   Broadband Commission Beyond 2030  Annual meeting of the EQUALS Global Partnership  Executive Lunch Briefing on Digital Transformation for UHC 2030 Coalition  Contracts for Data Collaboration Workshop  Concordia Annual Summit  The Case for Good ID Reception  SDGActionZone Lightning Talk and Exhibition  Data for Health Equity: Unlocking Health for All Last month, the […]

Cross-Post: Why We Need A ‘Whole-of-Government’ Approach to Digital Investments

*The below text is the Foreword of the newly launched SDG Digital Investment Framework paper. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set to be achieved by 2030, are not currently on track. Progress can be accelerated, however, through the transformational potential of digital technologies, and this was clearly recognized by UN Secretary-General António Guterres last […]

Three Considerations for Total Cost of Ownership

“Global Good” Open Source Software (OSS) products in the Technology for Development (T4D)  sector are mature products that have already received millions of dollars in investments and have been widely-deployed. One million dollars–the rough estimate of annual running cost for many existing Global Goods–may seem like a high cost if procured as a one-off, but […]

Cross-Post: Data and Technology for the SDGs: Highlights from UNGA72 Side Events

Cross-Posted from the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data All 193 Member States of the United Nations convened in New York for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the UN Charter, such as development, peace and security, and the […]

Three Captivating Data Talks from My Week at UNGA

Social Good Summit 2017, on the Topic of Extremism in the Age of Fake News Critical to the success of being data driven is the idea of getting the right information to the right people at the right time. At the Social Good Summit Yasmin Green, Director of R&D at Jigsaw, explained Jigsaw’s work around […]

DIAL Board Member Juliana Rotich Speaks on African Tech Revolution at Social Good Summit 2017

Yesterday, Juliana Rotich, co-founder of BRCK and Ushahidi, and Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) board member, spoke at the Social Good Summit about Africa’s tech revolution and the potential for data to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The panel was moderated by Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, and also featured Oscar Ekponimo, Founder and CEO […]