The humanitarian system is generating tremendous amounts of information. Collecting timely and reliable data plays a key role in guiding strategic programming and ensuring an effective and accountable humanitarian response towards affected populations. Recently, there has been an increase in reliance on mobile data collection tools in needs assessment, programme monitoring, and other activities around the humanitarian programme cycle. Mobile tools as well as data management and visualization platforms are already enabling aid agencies with an improved and expedited understanding of humanitarian needs allowing them to design and implement quicker lifesaving responses. Nevertheless, challenges remain in safely managing large amounts of data and transforming them into digestible and useful information for operation management and programming.
This year’s edition will take on a field-driven approach, providing aid actors with a unique opportunity to share their day-to-day challenges. Participants will benefit from user feedback of various aid organizations (including Solidarités International and UNHCR that are supporting and sponsoring the event), hands-on demonstrations by mobile data collection solution providers, and will share the expertise of NOMAD’s consortium lead CartONG and iMMAP in implementing MDC projects.
The event is organized by CartONG, iMMAP and Solidarités and generously sponsored by UNHCR.