Gathering data on people with disabilities, older people, women and girls, and other marginalised groups is important, as this helps to ensure that these groups are not left behind by development programmes.
Sightsavers, UN Women, Development Initiatives and HelpAge International have been collecting and using inclusive data for several years. As we enter 2021, this online event will provide a chance to take stock of the successes and challenges that we have faced along the way. The event will feature:
The event will include useful learnings for other organisations on how to improve their own practice. You will also get the chance to join in the conversation through a Q&A session at the end of the event.
This webinar will be taking place on 28 January via Zoom, from 2:00 to 3:30pm GMT.
Dom Haslam, Sightsavers’ director of policy and programme strategy, will be acting as moderator for the event.
Dom said: “More inclusive data is a fundamental requirement if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and their promise to Leave no one Behind. If we do not count people, their experiences, voices and contributions will be lost and as a global community we are simply more likely to fail.”
Alex Goldsworthy added: “Individuals change across their life course and to effectively respond we need data to capture these important differences.
“One must also present this disaggregated data in an accessible format as well as equip teams with the skills to interpret and make decisions based on this data.”