Organization: UN OCHA, GovLab, Humanitarian Data Exchange & GFDRR
- Robert Soden and David Lallemant, GFDRR
- Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Laboratory at New York University
This side event explored the risks of using certain types of data in the humanitarian and development spheres and in understanding risk. Discussion focused on three areas:
1) Establishing a set of overarching principles for using data responsibly;
2) Methodologies and frameworks to determine the benefits and risks for using sensitive data; and
3) Practical tools and mitigation strategies for managing sensitive data.
The event included a key note speaker with a question and answer session which was followed by a workshop where participants could test their data against frameworks for assessing risk. The event concluded with a summary of common data risks and harms and useful mitigation strategies.
Risk Assessments: A critical step toward understanding risk and building resilience
A Framework For Understanding Data Risk – Stefaan G. Verhulst
Summary of data assessments and counter-measures
Check out the UR2016 blog by Sarah Telford and Stefaan G. Verhulst – United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and GovLab