Recent advancements in using big data to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals

Event Name Recent advancements in using big data to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals
Start Date 28 Oct 2021 4:00 pm
End Date 28 Oct 2021 5:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

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Jointly organised by the Monash Data Futures Institute and Monash Sustainable Development Institute, this seminar will present findings from a review of recent advancements in the use of big data to support the monitoring of the SDGs. The SDGs currently suffer from a lack of national data needed for effective monitoring and implementation. Almost half of the SDG indicators are not regularly produced, and available datasets are often out-of-date. But new monitoring approaches using big data are advancing rapidly and can complement official statistics to help fill critical data gaps.

Dr Cameron Allen will present a range of new innovative datasets derived from big data, their alignment and coverage of SDG indicators, important data sources and analytical methods utilised, and the research collaborations and partnerships delivering these important scientific advancements.

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Dr Cameron Allen 

Research Fellow, Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Dr Cameron Allen is a sustainability scientist and international expert in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He is a Research Fellow at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and has recently led research evaluating Australia’s progress on the SDGs targets and indicators as well as modelling future pathways to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

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Please note this seminar is for Monash staff and students only