The United Nations World Data Forum aims to spur data innovation, nurture partnerships, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development. The 2023 Forum (WDF2023) will be taking place in the ESCAP region for the first time, from 24 to 27 April 2023 in Hangzhou, China. WDF2023 is taking place as a hybrid event, meaning that although in-person registration closes on 8 March 2023, it is still possible to actively participate in the forum remotely.
The Forum welcomes participants interested in data from a diverse range of backgrounds: governments, civil society, the private sector, donor and philanthropic bodies, international and regional agencies, the geospatial community, the media, academia, and professional bodies. The Forum will create a space for exchanging ideas, identifying solutions and providing mutual learning opportunities across a wide variety of topics, set out in the Programme. Online participants will have the opportunity to view and interact in around 80 different sessions across the three main days of the Forum.
This Stats Café shared with you further information on this year’s Forum from a range of speakers representing the host country, the Programme Committee, the Forum secretariat and allow you to ask them questions. The following topics were covered:
- Highlights from the programme, including high-level events
- Experiences from previous UNWDFs
- Logistics for virtual participation in the Forum