26 April, 2023 | Hangzhou, China & Virtual

The aim of the UN World Data Forum is to spur data innovation, nurture partnerships, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development.

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership, Statistics Canada, the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, the Maldivian Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, and the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (Vietnam) and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (South Africa) jointly organised a (hybrid) session titled 'Partnership Innovation for Inclusive Ocean Data'.

The objective of the session was to jointly envision a future with better and more inclusive ocean data organisation and management. This was achieved through showcasing innovative partnerships on ocean data from around the world, demonstrating examples of multi-disciplinary action, and expanding the global community of practice on inclusive ocean data.


  • Rachael Beaven, Director, Statistics Division, ESCAP & UNWDF Programme Committee member
  • Dr Ben Milligan, Secretariat Director, the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership
  • Dr Irfan Yulianto, Senior Advisor for Marine and Fisheries, Rekam Nusantara Foundation
  • Prof. Kenneth Findlay, Founder and CEO AfriSeas, South Africa
  • Kim Thi Thuy Ngoc, Head, Division of Science and International Cooperation, Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment
  • Lisama Sabry, Senior Conservation Officer at the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology
  • Jessica Andrews, Senior Research Analyst, Statistics Canada

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