ICT for Sustainable Development


Coding together for the Sustainable Development Goals
This open source collaboration initiative promotes collaboration between Academia, private sector, civil society, and governments to build open source software for the Sustainable Development Goals adopted at the United Nations. Unite Open Source ICT4SD supports the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more

Active projects

Global Health Social Media Analytics

Machine learning & text analytic applications to gain insight into social media chatter about global health issues.

SDG
Partners:
Fordham University - Center for Digital Transformation

Global Population Health Real-time Dashboard

Analyze and visualize patterns and relationships between economic indicators and population health indicators with a web-based, real-time dashboard.

SDG
Partners:
Fordham University - Center for Digital Transformation

Middle East Youth Policymaking

Data mining policy decisions made by youth participants in Model United Nations conferences and comparing them with the actual United Nations resolutions and policies.

SDG
Partners:
Lebanese American University

Women's Work : a living lab

Rapid field-level survey to measure women's paid and unpaid work in society.

SDG
Partners:
American Mothers

Global Terrorism Analysis

An interactive system for visual analysis of global terrorism.

SDG
Partners:
New York University - Center for Data Science

Machine-based Text Analytics of CyberSecurity Strategies

Analyze and visualize the text of CyberSecurity strategies of more than 70 countries to find commonalities, differences, and key characteristics.

SDG
Partners:
Fordham University - Center for Digital Transformation

Text Analytics of United Nations Publications

Analyze thousands of pages to discover changing topics, challenges, and policy recommendations in more than seven decades of United Nations research.

SDG
Looking for partners

Rapid Assessment of national planning documents using machine-based text analysis

Analyze legislation and development plans in countries worldwide to reveal their alignment with the SDG targets.

SDG
Partners:
Fordham University - Center for Digital Transformation

Tools for Climate Land Energy Water Strategies

Modelling and simulation tools for integrated analysis of the interlinkages between climate, land, materials, energy and water in our planet.

SDG
Partners:
Rutgers University - InfoSeeking Lab

Science & Technology Search Engine for Sustainable Development

Build a searchable collection of science and technology knowledge useful to implement the SDGs.

SDG
Partners:
Fordham University - Center for Digital Transformation
Common Crawl Foundation
Universidad de Santiago de Chile - InTEracTIon

UN General Assembly Resolutions and Voting Patterns

Textual Analytics and Visualization of the United Nations General Assembly Resolutions

SDG
Partners:
Rutgers University - InfoSeeking Lab

Armed Conflict Analytics

Historical data analytics of armed conflicts worldwide to better understand their characteristics and find patterns in causes and solutions.

SDG
Partners:
Rutgers University - InfoSeeking Lab