Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires integrated action on social, environmental, and economic challenges within all countries. According to a 2017 report from the UN Development Programme, the implementation of the SDGs also presents a strategic opportunity to build on the momentum of the data revolution to bring about a shift in the way governments, as well as the public and private sectors, use data and statistics. At the 2018 CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention, discussions around leveraging the data revolution for achieving the SDGs included a special focus on one of the goals: gender equality (SDG 5). Read here about the gender discussion as compiled by Grace Waithira, one of the Youth in Data media delegate at the convetion and Communications Assistant at AWARD.
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