Below is a collection of inspiring / empowering / feel-good articles we have stumbled across where people or organisations are using data for good causes. We hope they inspire you to think about how you are/could be utilising your data or at the very least make you hopeful for the future!
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For 20 years, Google Search has provided people with the information they need, and in times of crisis, access to timely, actionable information is often crucial. Last year we launched SOS Alerts on Search and Maps to make emergency information more accessible.
2020 will be remembered in the history books as the year of coronavirus. However, before COVID-19 eclipsed virtually every other policy issue, 2020 was supposed to be the year of the girl, celebrating the 25th anniversary since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action to deliver gender equality
Imagine walking through the produce section of your local food market and seeing empty shelves that once were filled with colorful fruits and vegetables. Imagine no longer having almond milk to pour into your morning coffee. Or imagine that hamburger you ate for lunch yesterday was unavailable due to a shortage of beef.
This would be the reality of a world without honeybees. Around the world, honeybees pollinate 80% of food crops, affecting one out of every four bites of food we eat.
Cholera was a ruthlessly efficient killer, with both rapid onset and severe symptoms. By the time the disease made its way to London and New York in the early 1830s, hundreds of thousands of people had died across Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Qlik today announced in partnership with C40 Cities the formal launch of multiple data-driven dashboards in the C40 Knowledge Hub. C40 Cities has jointly developed a series of dashboards, called Data Explorer applications, covering topics such as Air Quality, Waste, Transport and Clean Energy, all built upon the Qlik data analytics platform.