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Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit
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Global Pulse Rk Activate Summit

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Presentation at Guardian Activate NYC 2011.

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  • 1. UN GLOBAL PULSE
    Harnessing innovation to protect the vulnerable
    Robert Kirkpatrick
    Director, UN Global Pulse
    Executive Office of the Secretary-General
    United Nations Headquarters
    New York, NY
    Twitter: @unglobalpulse | www.unglobalpulse.org
  • 2. In 2009, leaders needed real-time information
    to respond to the global economic crisis
    • Which population groups are most vulnerable?
    • 3. Which are already being impacted?
    • 4. How are they coping?
    Answering these questions turned out to be a problem.
  • 5. The Invisible Descent into Poverty
    Hard-to-track erosive effects of slow-onset crises
    Crisis
    (vast oversimplification)
    Irreversible
    Harm
  • 6. Household-level statistics take years to collect and years to validate.
    2-5 year-old figures just don’t cut it in a global crisis.
  • 7. The Crisis Information Gap
    ?
    First data becomes available
  • 8. Without accurate information to inform social protection policies, vulnerable people slip through the cracks…
    …and we only find out about years too late
  • 9. Data, Data Everywhere!
    Can we close the information gap with new kinds of data?
  • 10. Services as sensors?
  • 11. Mobile Services as Human Sensor Networks
    When our lives change, we change how we use services
    Flashing
    Voice Calling
    SMS Texting
    SIM Top-offs
    Mobile banking
    Money transfers
    Microloan repayments
    Tower hopping
    Health hotlines
    Agriculture hotlines
    Educational services
    Employment services
    Social networking
    SMS Search
    Citizen reporting
    Food vouchers
  • 12. Anywhere you are doing global development…
    Agricultural hotlines as sensor networks?
  • 13. Sketch for a “Flu Trends for Migration”
    Can online search reveal an intention to relocate for work?
    In Spain, searching for “work in Germany”
    Worldwide Arabic searches for “work in France”
  • 14. Digital Smoke Signals
    Detecting crisis-related anomalies in collective behavior
    economic stress,
    depression, anxiety
    lost jobs, job-seeking?
    affordability of food, fuel, rent, or education,
    Increases in debt,
    frustration, dashed hopes, broken dreams,
    domestic strife,
    road rage…
    Mobile Services Data
    Social Media
    Online News
    Crowdsourced Reports
    Remote Sensing
    tell
    us
    about
    What
    can
    ?
  • 15. Making Sense of Digital Smoke Signals
    What we can learn from Public Health outbreak surveillance:
    5. Government now has the evidence needed for national response and global advocacy
    1. Aggregate, fuse and analyze real-time data from a variety of sources
    2. Combine human expertise with intelligent software to detect
    patterns of concern and form hypotheses
    4. If community leaders confirm hypotheses, work with government to collect and validate additional statistical evidence, as required.
    3. Crowd-source preliminary reports of causes and impacts from local government, teachers, community health workers, radio hosts and alert them to possible risks and recommended coping strategies
  • 16. Data Philanthropy?
  • 17. Making it Safe for Everyone Involved
    Developing a robust framework for protecting:
    • Individual Privacy
    • 18. Data Security
    • 19. Data Sovereignty
    • 20. Intellectual Property
  • UN Global Pulse
    An innovative blueprint for crisis awareness in the 21st century
    FRAMEWORK: researching approaches to integrating new data with traditional indicators
    PLATFORM: tools for real-time collaborative analysis & collective reasoning
    LABS: building capacity for real-time crisis monitoring at the country-level
  • 21. Thank you!
    Robert Kirkpatrick
    Director, UN Global Pulse
    United Nations Headquarters
    kirkpatrick@un.org
    +1 (650) 796-5709
    Twitter: @unglobalpulse | www.unglobalpulse.org

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