Macau to Host UN World Data Forum Event in Apr. 2023
March 31, 2023
The United Nations University Institute in Macau is organizing a full-day conference on data dilemmas, which will be held on Apr. 25 as a satellite event of the UN World Data Forum (UNWDF).
The conference aims to discuss ethical and practical challenges that arise from the collection, storage, and analysis of data, and how a human-centered system's approach can help navigate those dilemmas in a world that is increasingly digital.
The conference is a collaboration between the University of Macau, the Macau University of Science and Technology, and features insightful speakers and experts from across the field.
It marks the first time Macau will host a satellite event of the UNWDF, which is scheduled to comprise over 100 events and 70 parallel sessions taking place in Hangzhou of China’sZhejiang province from Apr. 24 to 27, followed by another event in Colombia's Medellin city later this year.
Since its inception in 2017, the forum has been the most important international platform in this area, aiming to spur data innovation and nurture partnerships. The event will be attended by Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala, Rector of the United Nations University and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, who will welcome representatives from academia and the private sector in the field.
The conference will culminate in a celebratory dinner marking 30 years since the establishment of the UN global think tank dedicated to research on digital technologies for sustainable development.
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