We are pleased to inform you about the next edition of the UNSSC and Data-Pop Alliance training programme, Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development, which will be held at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA from 15 - 17 October 2018. Please find attached the course brochure for your easy reference.
The course aims to help practitioners and policy-makers develop and implement Big Data innovation projects, policies, and partnerships in support of sustainable development objectives. Through a blend of teaching formats, including traditional instructor-led teaching, keynote speakers, and interactive and hands-on technical sessions, participants will learn the foundations of Big Data in the context of sustainable development and explore how to engage with Big Data in their daily work and life.
The broader and longer term objective is incentivising and enabling participants to contribute to a people-centered Big Data revolution - i.e. shape and leverage emerging Big Data ecosystem in ways that reflect and foster social progress and citizen empowerment across the globe, especially those of poor and vulnerable segments of societies. The three days of the course will focus on:
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have:
The course is open to UN and Non-UN participants with an interest in Big Data and sustainable development-related issues and innovation. The course is designed primarily to the needs of project management professionals and staff with introductory to intermediate skills in statistics and economics.
The course is offered at a fee of USD 1,750 per participant, covering the following:
For more information and to register, please go to http://bit.ly/BD2018-2 Deadline for enrolment is 05 October 2018. Should you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org