Global Pulse Annual Report 2014

Global Pulse's Annual Report 2014 highlights big data innovation projects carried out over the past year, and new milestones in the evolution of a "big data for development" ecosystem.

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WFP and Global Pulse Show How Big Data Can Save Lives And Fight Hunger

WFP and Global Pulse have teamed up to deliver powerful insights into how data from mobile phone usage could support networks in fighting hunger and boosting  humanitarian response efforts.

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Big data innovation and a Data Revolution in Africa

Big Data Innovation: Inspiration & Examples from Pulse Lab Kampala (VIDEOS)

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Workshop on Privacy & Security

On 8 May, 2015 Global Pulse will host a workshop on Privacy & Security in technology-enabled development projects and programmes, as part of a series of events related to the Principles for Digital Development. 

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The "Pulse Lab Diaries"

A blog series with thoughts & ideas from data science teams across the entire Pulse Lab network.

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Global Pulse Annual Report 2014

Jennifer Poole Apr 19, 2015
When the Global Pulse initiative was launched by the UN Secretary-General in late 2009, its mission to use real-time and other non-traditional data sources in development and humanitarian action was...

WFP And UN Global Pulse Show How Big Data Can Save Lives And Fight Hunger

Anoush Rima Tatevossian Apr 9, 2015
(WFP PRESS RELEASE - APRIL 8, 2015) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Global Pulse – an innovation initiative of the UN Secretary-General – have teamed up to deliver...

Interview: Using Mobile Phone Data to Estimate Food Security

Amit Wadwa and Adeline Decuyper Apr 8, 2015
UN World Food Programme (WFP), Global Pulse, Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and Real Impact Analytics recently collaborated on a project to analyse the potential use of mobile phone data...

Big data innovation as part of a Data Revolution in Africa

Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis Mar 27, 2015
This weekend, representatives from Governments, Academia, UN system, civil society and development partners from numerous African countries gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a High-Level...

Pulse Lab Jakarta & UNDP team up to offer 'Data Innovation Grants' in Indonesia

Mellyana Frederika & Derval Usher Feb 3, 2015
Pulse Lab Jakarta (PLJ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have announced a call for entries for ‘Data Innovation Mini Grants’ to catalyse innovation in...

Pulse Lab Kampala opens, mobilising a data revolution for Uganda’s sustainable development

Anoush Rima Tatevossian Feb 1, 2015
On Thursday 29 January 2015,  The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Rt. Hon, Ruhakana Rugunda officially marked the public opening of Pulse Lab Kampala, a big data innovation lab in...