Thursday, May 5, 10:00 am EDT
About the Webinar
Last year, UN Member States adopted a new and ambitious set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. These 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” will frame the development agenda over the next 15 years.
Yet, doubts remain about the degree to which these ambitions will be matched by accountable delivery on the ground. Indeed, according to Amina Mohamed, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the SDGs, “accountability” is “the one knot we haven’t tied”.
In this webinar, Jeff Hall, freelance consultant, and Cassia Moraes, DataShift, will explore the ways that citizen themselves can contribute data that accelerates the accountable delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. Through case studies and practical examples, the speakers will examine the complementarity of citizen-generated data and national statistical data, the importance of “perception-based” data, the contribution of citizen-generated data to more equitable service delivery, and practical value of citizen-generated data at the local level.
Participants will be invited to share their own examples of citizen-generated data, challenges, and ideas for further collaboration through a two-week e-forum that will be hosted in the GPSA Knowledge Platform starting May 5th, after this webinar.
About the Speakers
Cassia Moraes is CIVICUS’ Sustainable Development Officer, providing engagement, policy and advocacy support to DataShift. Cassia plays a key role in feeding DataShift’s learnings and policy recommendations into the Agenda 2030 follow-up and review process. She also facilitates a working group on monitoring and accountability in the new global civil society sustainable development platform. Previously Cassia has worked as an advisor on Sustainable Development at the Brazilian Permanent Mission to the United Nations and with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), where she supported the organization’s initiatives in Brazil and in the Amazon. Cassia is Brazilian and currently based in New York.
Jeff Hall is a lawyer and freelance consultant, focusing on the role of citizens in holding governments and development partners accountable for the promises they make. He provides technical and strategic advice to a variety of multilateral and international development partners. Previously, Jeff led World Vision’s social accountability work in 600 programs in 53 countries. He has also held positions at the Inter-American Court for Human Rights, Caritas, and several local level CSOs in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. In June, Jeff will begin a new role as the Executive Director of the Bank Information Center in Washington, DC.
In order to participate in this Webinar, you will need to be registered to the GPSA Knowledge Platform and logged in. If you did not create your account yet, do it here. If you are already registered to the Knowledge Platform, you do not need to do anything.
Just log in the platform and come here on May 5, at least 10 minutes before 10:00 am EDT. A link to the webinar will be provided here on May 4.