Tag: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Omidyar Network Invests $2m in Web Foundation Open Data Programme

Today, we’re delighted to announce that Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm, has invested $2m into the Web Foundation’s Open Data programme. Over the next three years, we’ll be using this grant to enhance the scale and ambition of our

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Latin America and the Caribbean Depend on Open Government for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations on September 2015 represents a historic milestone. The new agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formulated through an unprecedented, open and participatory process led by governments

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Democratizing Data – How Open Data Drives Sustainable Development

Later this week, world leaders will adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations. As they face the huge task of meeting these goals, they should consider drawing on a powerful new resource. Open data – data

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Are UN member states ready to unleash a digital revolution to achieve the SDGs?

This September, world leaders will ratify the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an agenda to “transform our world” by 2030. After months of wrangling, the final SDGs text, which will go to the UN General Assembly for ratification, has just

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Major funding from US Government for open data to tackle hunger and global poverty

Today, the US Government announces major new funding at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa to achieve food security by 2030, as part of its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These goals will be finalised in

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