For humanitarian actors’ data is fast becoming a necessity for saving lives and livelihoods as well enhancing resilience and development. Better data use will enhance humanitarian actors’ ability to design better humanitarian programming and ensure value for money and value for the vulnerable people in service delivery.
This programme focuses on the generation of better risk data to support short and long-term disaster risk reduction planning and implementation. Innovative technology such as drones, satellite imagery, crowdsourcing information through social media and volunteer mapping such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) among others are used to generate risk data and risk assessments. These are pivotal in disaster prevention, mitigation, preparation and response.
The programme’s goal is to build industry standard data & digital solutions to enhance capacities to respond rapidly to crisis, document learning and feedback into future scenarios through these streams:-
- Business Intelligence.
- Research and Data Analytics
- Data Literacy and Support Service
- Big Data use
- Data Visualization and Storytelling