Word Data Forum: Learning from open geodata platforms that worked in the midst of a pandemic

This side event during the UN World Data Forum 2020 will feature a panel discussion of experts and officials to address the production of open geodata platforms that worked in a timely manner in the midst of the pandemic.

October 19, 2020 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm UTC

(Open to public)

The side event will highlight the opportunities and challenges these geospatial platforms offer to better respond to the analysis and dissemination of COVID-19 findings using open data from (and for) stakeholders. It will also address the pros, cons, and challenges of data partnerships between different statistical communities.



  • Beth Timmers, IISD
  • Grace Bediako, Ghana Statistical Service
  • Luca Di Gennaro Splendore, Statistical consultant
  • Olga Henker, Data Quality Conformity Organization
  • Steven MacFeely, UNCTAD