The Evolution of SDG Data Hubs: Featuring the SDG Data Alliance
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call to action to find solutions for urgent social, economic, and environmental challenges around the world. To understand and effectively track progress on the SDGs, we need reliable, quality, disaggregated, and timely data. In recent years, geospatial data and tools have proven essential not only for monitoring and understanding the SDGs, but for disaster response, climate change action, health, infectious disease tracking, and more. They are important for helping us access more frequent data at a more granular level.
The UN, the Kellogg Foundation, the PVBLIC Foundation, and Esri launched the SDG Data Alliance in July 2021 to support the development of an SDG Data Hub for each of the 17 SDGs across developing nations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Based on geospatial frameworks and technology, the Data Hubs will assist developing countries in measuring, monitoring, and reporting on their progress toward all SDGs, with a focus on reducing inequality and will empower people to ensure inclusiveness and equality.
Esri is developing a solution template to support individual countries’ ability to create, organize, and implement an SDG Data Hub. The SDG Data Hub will assist countries in the monitoring and reporting of key SDG Data to illustrate and showcase progress toward the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.
This side event will provide attendees with an overview of the SDG Data Alliance, the SDG Data Hub template, and opportunities to collaborate.