Organization: UN OCHA, GFDRR
- Andrew Thow, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- Robert Soden, GFDRR
- Vivien Deparday, GFDRR
- Alanna Simpson, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, GFDRR (moderator)
- Srimal Samansin, Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka
- Robert Soden, OpenDRI, GFDRR
- Hugh MacLeman, Policy Advisor, Conflict, Fragility & Resilience, OECD
- Luke Caley, Crisis Anticipation Advisor, Start Network
- Patrick Gremillet, Partnership Advisor Disaster and Climate Risk Management, UNDP
The quantity and quality of risk information for crisis and disaster prevention, preparedness and response is increasing. However, it is often sector-specific and not widely available to decision-makers and other stakeholders. Applying the concepts of open data can increase the quality and availability of information for managing crisis and disaster risk, and involve a broader section of the population in the challenge of building resilience. For it to be most effective, this information then needs to be translated into shared analysis that governments and their partners can use to work together to manage risks.
Open and shared risk analysis can help overcome institutional barriers between governments, development, DRR, humanitarian and other multilateral actors. This session looked at advances in open data and shared risk analysis and envisage a future where they underpin collaborative and coordinated action between government, private sector, civil society, and the international community.
Read a blog from the OpenDRI team about their events and launches at UR2016.
By Andrew Thow, UN OCHA