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BRICS Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development


BRICS Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development

April 26th -27th, 2022


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. The BRICS countries share a strong desire and commitment towards closer cooperation to ensure collective sustainable development over the years. Science, technology and innovation (STI) are vital driving forces to tackle global challenges and achieve the SDGs. As the new paradigm of scientific discovery, big data provides increasing opportunities to stimulate the advancement of STI and support to achieve the sustainable development goals. The BRICS framework provides an effective platform to enhance mutual trust, develop communication and collaboration. Many productive joint programs in STI, as one of the priorities, have been carried out under this framework. Within this context, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academy of Science of South Africa, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Indian National Science Academy will co-host the BRICS Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development, aiming to share innovative achievements and useful experiences and gather international consensus on big data to support sustainable development. The forum will provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, policy-makers and other stakeholders in BRICS countries as well as representatives of relevant international organizations to explore how to address common challenges to sustainable development through STI cooperation, especially based on big data.

Dates and Time: April 26th -27th, 2022 19:00-21:00 PM (UTC+8)

Format: Hybrid (online and on-site with main venue in Beijing, China)

Hosts:  Chinese Academy of Sciences

             Academy of Science of South Africa

             Brazilian Academy of Sciences

             Russian Academy of Sciences

             Indian National Science Academy


International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals

Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Subject: Big Data for Sustainable Development


•    Big Data in Support of Food Security & Poverty Alleviation

•    Big Data in Support of Digital Economy: Policies, Experiences and Challenges

•    Big Data in Support of Sustainable Urban Development

•    Big Data in Support of Climate Actions and Disaster Reduction

•    Big Data in Support of Biodiversity Conservation

We welcome people from governments, academic community, education and business in the field of big data for sustainable development worldwide to attend the forum. It is free of charge for registration. For more details and registration, please check the forum website: http://bricsbd4sd.en.cbas.ac.cn



Secretariat of BRICS Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development

E-mail: brics_bd4sd@cbas.ac.cn