Data Research

Data use is recognised as a key pillar in service delivery within the humanitarian sector.

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GIS Data/Mapping exercise in progress

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:-

  1. Business Intelligence.
  2. Research and Data Analytics
  3. Data Literacy and Support Service
  4. Big Data use
  5. Data Visualization and Storytelling

More Research Programmes

Health Research

Explores unique scientific questions of high public health relevance that can only be answered through research in humanitarian settings. Research in these challenging settings requires consideration of flexible methodologies, research ethics, multisector partnerships & engagement with available public health information systems.

Climate Research

Focuses on the generation of better risk data to support short & long-term disaster risk reduction planning & implementation. The programme is using innovation technology such as drones, satellite imagery, crowdsourcing information through social media & volunteer mapping such as OpenStreetMap to generate risk data & risk assessments.

Cash & Voucher Assistance

The CVA cuts across all the thematic areas that are geared towards ensuring effective service delivery in alleviating human suffering and saving lives of the most vulnerable communities.
The focus of this programme is to enhance the Red Cross Red Crescent capacity for CVA interventions in the region.