[ 8th February 2023 by allam ahmed 0 Comments ]

(10) Unfolding Humanitarian Data Mystery, Kashif Siddiqi, Punya Sapkota

Kashif Siddiqi
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Riyadh
Saudi Arabia.
Punya Sapkota
OCHA's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)

DOI: 10.47556/J.WJEMSD.19.3-4.2023.10

Abstract: The international humanitarian system collects many datasets (millions of records every year) to inform and guide effective humanitarian action. The data collected before, during, and after the humanitarian interventions provides valuable information for a diverse set of purposes. The humanitarian organizations do not have the staff and the resources, and sometimes the need to deal with all the humanitarian data that is generated throughout the process. Some of the data is left hanging at the end of the process and is mainly lost due to a lack of institutionalization. The million-dollar question “what next” keeps coming up about the millions of humanitarian data records collected. This article is an endeavor to explore the under-utilized humanitarian data and see linkages to the development and peace actors by recognizing the changes in the contexts and seeing the transitioning of humanitarian data to the development sector as the right mix.
Keywords: Humanitarian data, Data Ecosystem, Use of Humanitarian Data for the Development Sector, HDPN data, Tripple Nexus data

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