Organizations and individuals working with data are invited to submit expressions of interest to attend a High Level Conference on the Data Revolution in Africa, to be held in Addis Ababa on March 27 – 29, 2015. Expressions of Interest can be submitted via an online form and are requested by January 31, 2015. Expected outcomes of the Conference include:
- An African understanding, analysis and review of the A World That Counts, the report of the Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, as well as of Informing a Data Revolution, a roadmap to be launched by the Partnership for the Development of Statistics in the 21st Century (PARIS21) in 2015.
- The adoption of a set of principles that will power data revolution in Africa.
- A clear understanding, and hopefully a map of non-state data revolution stakeholders.
- An African Data revolution road map, with short, medium and long term action plans building on the recommendations of the IEAG and PARIS21 IDR reports where possible.
The Working Group has discussed the human rights implications of the data revolution a number of times, including in a recent news blog post on the IEAG report and in a monthly discussion in April 2014. It would be great to see some of our Working Group members from Africa represented at the Conference!