Do you want to know how transparent data in humanitarian settings can help create more effective responses?
Wednesday 8th July (10am – 11am BST) and Thursday 9th July (3pm – 4pm BST)
Four years ago at the World Humanitarian Summit, major humanitarian aid donors and implementers brokered the Grand Bargain and set the ambitious goal of achieving $1 billion in savings to address the gap in humanitarian financing. One of its commitments was to improve transparency within humanitarian response. While significant gains have been made, the full potential of more transparent humanitarian information is yet to be realised. This can only happen if the information made available is actively used and benefits local and national humanitarian responders.
Over the past 18-months, Publish What You Fund and Ground Truth Solutions have embarked on a research programme to understand the information needs of on the ground humanitarian actors and the challenges they face in accessing and using information. We wanted to explore whether and how improved transparency and greater information sharing can help. We further assessed whether open data standards, platforms and tools need to change to make information more useful and accessible to those on the front lines. Having completed our research and produced four reports, each aligned with a Grand Bargain Transparency Workstream commitment, we are keen to share our findings with you:
- Research Brief 1: Publication of humanitarian funding data
- Research Brief 2: Data collection, analysis and use in protracted humanitarian crises
- Research Brief 3: The use, challenges and opportunities associated with digital platforms
- Research Brief 4: Data use capacity in protracted humanitarian crises
We invite you to join our interactive set of webinars as we launch our Humanitarian Data Transparency Series. You will find out more about our recent work to understand the information needs and challenges of humanitarian actors on the ground in protracted crises, the findings from the research, what we’ve learned, what we’re doing next, and how you can help us advocate for change in how data is managed and shared in crisis settings. We have some fascinating insights and reflections from the wider research, and our field visits to Iraq and Bangladesh, that we want to share with those working in the humanitarian, transparency, policy, and open data spaces.
We will be undertaking two webinars on the findings of our humanitarian data transparency series reports. To register your attendance, please click on the relevant links below:
- Wednesday 8th July from 10am – 11am BST. To register your attendance, click here.
- Thursday 9th July from 3pm – 4pm BST. To register your attendance, click here.
The webinars are open to anyone with an interest in humanitarian action, transparency, policy, and open data. This research was conducted by Publish What You Fund and Ground Truth Solutions, in partnership with Development Initiatives and with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.