New data platform will provide a place for humanitarians to find and share reliable, timely data.
It is a universal consensus that data saves lives. Data provides the humanitarian community with short and long term solutions to provide vulnerable communities with the help they need, when they need it.
Collecting and managing data, particularly in the onset of a humanitarian crisis, presents a number of challenges. During a crisis, responders end up collecting a lot of data on the ground in many different formats. This type of rushed, responsive data-gathering is useful to meet the urgent needs of the affected population, but less so when data sets are brought together to compare trends over time, or build a big picture about what’s happening across a crisis.