Help achieve the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development via Open Data and Crowdsourcing
In September 2015, world leaders committed to achieve 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (also known as Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs) during the next 15 years. The Global Goals address a range of challenges to a sustainable future on this planet, including poverty, gender inequality, disease, climate change, and social injustice.
How can you help ensure that the goals will be achieved?One way is to use open data to verify progress towards the goals at a local, regional, or global level. Such tracking can be done with the help of "crowdsourcing", which accelerates the analysis of large amounts of data, such as images or documents, thanks to collective efforts on the internet. Read More ...
Should data crowdsourced by civil-society ventures be incorporated into the international process of monitoring the SDGs?
The upcoming call of the O17 challenge will focus on cities: pitch crowdsourcing projects to monitor the progress being made towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable!