Ending Homelessness and Building Social Cohesion: Quality Data as a Needs Must
October 9, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm BSTFree
Access to quality data is essential to confronting the challenge of ending global homelessness, and in turn building social cohesion and ensuring that no one is left behind. Without quality data in the field, the growing homeless population will remain underrepresented and unseen. Given C20 and G20 commitments to the 2030 Agenda, in which the SDGs seek to build a future which ‘leaves no one behind’, addressing the deficit of quality data with regards to homelessness, and therefore social cohesion, is a must. Ethical issues in homelessness enumeration and data sharing will be discussed from the perspective of field experts, someone with the lived experience of homelessness, alongside exploring differences in homelessness enumeration between the Global North and the Global South. This session incorporates a live and interactive Better Data Project demonstration utilizing Tableau that turns collated data into insights that drive action, to illuminate existing global homelessness data, which is at the core to ending the global homelessness crisis and building social cohesion.
This session aims to shed light on the importance of investment that can support inclusive digital economy growth in order to minimize the inequality between the Global North and South. It will explore ways to adopt multi-stakeholder engagement for sharing information and ensuring that the necessary data can impact change.