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Parallel Session : Measuring and Monitoring the SDGs

"Geospatial Disaggregation and Aggregation for the SDGs"

This session examines the current state-of-the-art in aggregation and disaggregation of geographical data, and discusses potential approaches in the development of new methodologies and tools, particularly from a geographic location perspective. In order to enable a better understanding and reporting of the SDGs' status and progress, the SDG indicators need to be disaggregated with specific categories of interest or locality (a "top-down" approach), or aggregated from sub-national to national to global scale (a "bottom-up" approach). The Interagency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators Working Group on Geospatial Information (IAEG-SDG WGGI) concluded that geospatial information is able to provide enabling methodologies for disaggregating and aggregating data across both demography and geography and has organized a Taskforce Stream to address these issues.The session will report the achievements and activities by IAEG-SDG WGGI.

  1. Presenters/Panellists:
    Dr. Donna Clarke, University of Southampton
  2. Prof Zhilin LI, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  3. Prof. ZHAO Xuesheng, China University of Ming and Technology (Beijing)
  4. Prof. Jun Chen, National Geomatics Center of China
  5. Moderators:
    Mr. Zhilin Li Hong Kong Polytechnic University