The mission of Global Pulse, an initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, is to accelerate discovery, development, and scaled adoption of big data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. This grant supports United Nations Global Pulse’s work to strengthen the ecosystem necessary to achieve this mission by: (a) developing frameworks and standards to address data access and privacy challenges; (b) cultivating a more coordinated community of practice of data scientists, development researchers, and public and private sector actors to accelerate data science innovations to support development goals; and (c) supporting public sector organizations with policy guidance and technical assistance to strengthen their capacity for implementing big data innovations.
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for a strategic planning meeting to establish priorities for the future of the United Nations
for Global Pulse’s work on data privacy and data protection
UN Global Pulse is a United Nations innovation initiative working to discover and mainstream applications of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) for sustainable development, humanitarian action, and peace. This grant supports Global Pulse’s program on Data Privacy & Protection, AI Ethics, and Digital Cooperation. The goal is to support the global advancement and regional scaling of ethical and human rights-based approaches in order to design and use AI and big data to address the impact of the COVID-19 crisis with an emphasis on African economies. This grant is part of a cluster of grants under the Evidence-Informed Policymaking strategy to advance policy frameworks that help governments in East and West Africa strike a balance between public good uses of data and data privacy and protection.
for Global Pulse’s work to strengthen an ecosystem necessary to harness big data for development
Global Pulse, an initiative of the United Nations Secretary General, accelerates discovery, development, and widespread adoption of big data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. This supplemental grant will support Global Pulse’s ongoing work to develop frameworks and standards to address data access and privacy challenges, connect communities of practice across disciplines and geographies to build trust, and provide public sector organizations with policy guidance and technical assistance. In addition, this grant will allow Global Pulse to undertake a strategic review and respond to new political and technological opportunities.