Making Voices Heard and Count – Community-driven data as transformative means for inclusion and accelerated action
Thursday, 9 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)
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Main organizer / Host: - International Civil Society Centre

Co-organizers: - (tbc): National Planning Commission, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal - (tbc): Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the United Nations - (tbc): United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) - ActionAid International - ADRA International - Amnesty International - BRAC - Care International - CBM International - Danish Institute for Human Rights - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - Development Initiatives - International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) - Islamic Relief Worldwide - Plan International - Save the Children International - SDGs Kenya Forum - Transparency International - VSO International - VSO Nepal - World Vision International - Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (WNTA)

This interactive virtual event will discuss case studies from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Kenya, as well as provide examples of online platforms for community-driven data collection. The event will demonstrate the potentials of community-driven data to serve as a transformative means for accelerating SDG implementation, and improve monitoring and review through: A) closing knowledge gaps on the situation and inclusion of marginalised groups, B) fostering closer collaboration between an active civil society and authorities at the local and national levels in the SDG process, C) delivering locally anchored information to guide adequate SDG responses to COVID-19.

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