"Established in 2015, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is a growing network of more than 250 organizations drawn from governments, charities, businesses, and UN agencies. Partnership member organizations act as data champions working around the world to harness the data revolution for sustainable development. A focus is on data for the achievement and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Board is drawn from Civil Society, Private Sector, UN and Governments. Board Members include: Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana, Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, and Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, MIT Professor and Director of MIT Media Lab. A full list of Board members can be found below. A Technical Advisory Group (TAG) will provide sectoral and working level expertise on areas including open data, statistics, citizen voices, earth observation technologies and remote sensing.
About the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) is a growing network of more than 250 organizations that act as data champions working around the world, harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Among these champions are governments, charities, businesses, and UN agencies. Since it was created in 2015, GPSDD has elevated data issues at a political level, launched a multi-million-dollar Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development funding initiative, and supported the advancement of country-led Data Roadmaps for Sustainable Development in: Colombia, Kenya, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and elsewhere. Learn more at: http://www.data4sdgs.org.