The International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals is pleased to invite scientists, engineers, policymakers, and experts from around the world to the 1st International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals for improved partnerships and networking towards collaborative and collective efforts in Big Data to support the SDGs.
The event will be hybrid and remote participation for international delegates is without charge. To register please visit the website https://fbas2021.scimeeting.
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development entered its “Decade of Action” in 2020. However, its implementation still faces several constraints such as lack of data, insufficient research on indicator systems, and uneven progress in its implementation. Among these, the need for data and methods is the most important and urgent.
Science, technology and innovation play an important role in providing solutions to several of these challenges. Therefore, the United Nations initiated the “Technology Facilitation Mechanism” (TFM) to promote and improve scientific and technological support for policy interventions and decision support systems towards achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). One of the key requirements is to improve capacity to analyze and utilize data for scientific and technological progress through a strong focus on research on big data and its integration with data from different natural and social science domains. This encompasses land, ocean, atmosphere, urban settlements, and human activity and holds immense potential for new solutions towards SDGs.
The International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) will support the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It aims to be a public science and technology platform for big data for sustainable development, a center for scientific research on sustainable development, a hub for innovations in data information services and technologies, a high-end think tank on sustainable development, and a center for developing talent and improving human capacity through education and training. Through these roles, CBAS will serve United Nations agencies and Member States in implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
CBAS will be officially inaugurated on 6 September 2021, and to mark this important occasion, the 1st International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (FBAS 2021) will be held in Beijing, China, from 6 to 8 September 2021. The theme of the forum is “Big data towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals”, with a special focus on building a digital silk road and global partnership for SDGs, innovation and demonstration of big data applications for sustainable development, cutting-edge technologies and information platforms for assessing SDGs, Digital Earth and sustainable development, and Big Earth Data to support SDGs.