Access the past and foretell the future: Peering into the crystal ball of early action
From earth observations and weather forecasts to machine learning and predictive modeling, the science and technology of today enables people and organizations to collect decades of data and improve our understanding of future risks. Whether we are preparing to host displaced populations, anticipating destructive floods, alerting urban inhabitants to take action to protect themselves against heat waves or mitigating the risk of famine, information is being used to make increasingly complex decisions about constantly shifting vulnerabilities.
Despite this progress, information does not always lead to action before crisis unfolds. New methods are needed to bridge the gap in moving from information to decisions – this includes new partnerships across the humanitarian sector and beyond.
This workshop intends to actively engage participants in scenario exercises related to different types of complex crisis, with a focus on the intersection of social science, data science, and climate science, it will also introduce participants to the different types of partnership available and necessary for developing innovative solutions towards early action through advances in science, technology, and communication.
Organizer: NASA and International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies