|Overview : |
Global Pulse is an innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, established to harness today’s new world of digital data and real-time analytics to gain a better understanding of changes in human well-being. Global Pulse aims to contribute a future in which access to better information sooner makes it possible to keep international development on track, protect the world's most vulnerable populations, and strengthen resilience to global shocks. Global Pulse is being implemented as a global network of Pulse Labs, bringing together expertise from UN agencies, governments, academia, and the private sector to research, develop, test and share tools and approaches for harnessing real-time data for more effective and efficient policy action. For more information on Global Pulse go to http://www.unglobalpulse.org.
Pulse Lab Kampala:
United Nations Pulse Lab Kampala (PLK) (http://www.unglobalpulse.org/kampala) is an inter-agency initiative of the United Nations in Uganda that fully commenced operations in December 2013. The first of its kind in East Africa, PLK supports the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) by bringing together partners from academia and the private sector to collaboratively develop new approaches on data innovation for sustainable development.