Upcoming events


Exploring the Science of Big Data, 30 Nov.- 1 Dec, 2021

Data science can unlock unparalleled insights and respond to local development needs of Trinidad and Tobago, including Big Data analytics that complement official data and statistics. Importantly, it embraces the vision, principles and priorities of the SG’s Data Strategy 2020-22, and the modernization of local data ecosystems. The second edition of the Forum builds on the platform of the transformational potential of Big Data established at the inaugural iteration. It explores Big Data science, education, and the readiness of Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean to solve big data challenges; how newer big data technologies can be harnessed to develop more efficient sectors and data ecosystems; and the science of software technologies, distributed parallel processing frameworks and web-based software. The 2nd Forum is proposed as a virtual two-day event, November 30-December 1, 2021 with a mix of panel discussions, keynotes, and case study presentations.

Session: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and a smarter future-Supporting Agenda 2030 and Development through Big Data ; Interoperable modern data ecosystems

Big Data and Official Statistics Sustainable Development using Big Data Analytics and trends; Financing planning and development initiatives driven by big data analytics - The digital future, sustainable development and measuring Agenda 2030 – December 1st, 2021, 1:30pm AST


Past events


WebSummit, 1 -4 Nov 2021

Web Summit is an annual technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, considered the largest tech event in the world. Web Summit partners range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, with attendees representing all levels and sectors of the global high technology industry.

On 3rd November, UNDP will host a session on "Digital Divide: The new face of inequality." The divide between the digitally connected and the rest continues to widen. Those without digital connectivity have worse access to education, services, and economic opportunities that are increasingly moving online. Access alone is not enough: we need to address issues of affordability, accessibility, and digital literacy. This panel will explore how the development sector, political community, and tech industries can move beyond connectivity, to meaningfully engage with the challenges and opportunities of doing development in a digital age. 

Missed it? Read our article summarizing the panel discussion.


Global Leaders Webinar Series, 19 Oct 2021, 10:00am (EST)

Join us on the next Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) and Global Digital Finance (GDF) "Global Leaders Series" with Robert Opp, Chief Digital Officer of UNDP. Robert joins GBBC CEO Sandra Ro for a conversation on what it means to lead digital transformation at UNDP and how UNDP is harnessing new technologies to improve the lives of those furthest behind. Robert will also discuss his key takeaways from the United Nations General Assembly this past September, as well as his thoughts on climate and sustainability, and what can be done to improve the carbon credit system in the lead up to COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference.

Missed it? You can watch it here


Digital Innovation for Sustainable Fashion, 7 Oct 2021, 9:00am (EST)

The Fashion Industry has a significant impact on biodiversity, climate and nature. But it needs a complete rethink that puts people at the forefront. Join UNDP in a discussion with Federico Marchetti, Founder of Yoox-Net-a-Porter and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability at Bocconi University on ways in which the fashion industry can become more sustainable. 

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