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Grants to this Grantee
for the United Nations Global Pulse Lab Kampala program
Pulse Lab Kampala is a lab of the UN Global Pulse network. Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General’s cross-pillar hub for digital innovation and experimentation. Its mission is to work at the intersection of digital innovation and the human sciences to inform, inspire, and strengthen the ability of the U.N. family and those it serves to anticipate, respond, and adapt to the challenges of today and tomorrow. To achieve its mission, Global Pulse has established five distinct programs: Rebuilding Trust, Inclusion, Fair Digital Commons, Crisis Prevention and Response, and UN Transformation. With Hewlett’s support and Pulse Lab Kampala, through the UN Global Pulse program on a Fair Digital Commons, this grant seeks to advance Uganda’s inclusion in the global emerging digital economy while fostering safe access to data. More specifically, Pulse Lab Kampala will support the government of Uganda in developing a national data strategy that focuses on enabling data use and reuse, including the development and efficient use of digital public goods. This instrument would serve as an example for the countries in the region seeking to explore how to foster inclusive and thriving national digital economies while minimizing technology risks and harms of data use. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)
for support of consultation efforts on the "data revolution" within the post-2015 development agenda
The United Nations Development Programme is the lead agency responsible for organizing consultations and generating analyses that will inform the post-2015 development agenda. This grant would support background analyses and a major international meeting on the data requirements for implementing and monitoring progress toward the post-2015 development goals. In particular, this grant would enable the participation of experts from the Global South, including many Hewlett Foundation grantees and think tank scholars.