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AGILE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT: HARNESSING THE POWER OF REAL TIME INFORMATION FOR THE U.N.

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AGILE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT: HARNESSING THE POWER OF REAL TIME INFORMATION FOR THE U.N.
Robert Kirkpatrick of UN Global Pulse

Thursday Dec. 8 | 5:00PM | Parsons New School Room #1200 | 12th Floor 6 E16th St | Free and open to the public

Global Pulse represents a new opportunity to help protect the vulnerable through innovation. Global Pulse is partnering with interested governments, UN agencies, academia and the private sector to explore how emerging technologies and new sources of data can allow Policymakers to stay ahead of fast-moving crises.

Global Pulse functions as an innovation laboratory for the UN and interested Member States to learn how to harness new data for development. To that end, Global Pulse is primarily focused on three interdependent areas of work:
Data Research: Exploring innovative methods of combining new types of real-time data with traditional development indicators to detect early impacts of global shocks.
Developing Collaborative Technologies: Assembling a technology platform to house cutting edge tools for sharing ideas and hypotheses and for analyzing data.
Network of Pulse Labs: Launching a catalytic network of in-country innovation centers that will explore real-time impact monitoring and decision-making at the country-level and will contribute to developing the best practices for using real-time data in development work.

Kirkpatrick and members of his team will discuss their growth, work with leaders and communities around the world, and the future of real time data for community resilience.

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