Data is Power


The Five Year (2015-2020) Report of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data ( has been released. The Global Partnership was created 2015 to put the power of data to change minds, policies and lives at the service of sustainable development.

Since 2015 the Global Partnership has learned:

  1. Good data takes time: build relationships, change institutions, and learn together.
  2. Progress depends upon people: understanding and trust are the keys to good partnerships.
  3. Politics drive technical change; political support is critical to sustainable change at scale.
  4. Values count: inclusivity and equity must underpin progress on data.
  5. Systems not silos: interoperability and openness strengthen systems and increase impact.

Vol, 8, Nr 2 - Now Available!

We are now entering our 9th year publishing the ICAN newsletter. Many thanks to our Editor Andy Sherin!

Please consider preparing an article for the next newsletter that will likely be published in the spring of this year.

Happy New Year!

Photos from CoastGIS 2018

Our friends from CoastGIS 2018 have posted a wonderful gallery of photos, including the recent ICAN mini-workshop:

See how many ICAN members you can spot!