Deadline : Will be evaluated on a rolling basis, Final deadline Friday June 16th 12pm EST
Can you help us crack the code to leverage risk data in ways that generate real world action and protection from natural hazards? What examples can you share with us of how risk data has been used practically and effectively to spur decisions by national and local authorities, the private sector, communities or individuals?
The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) of the World Bank is partnering with Resurgence and Vizonomy to bridge the gap between data collection, data sharing, risk modelling on the one hand, and real-world decision-making and behavioral change on the other. In the first instance, we are seeking to strengthen the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) of the GFDRR, but we are also working to create a Framework and Guides for the wider disaster risk reduction, early warning and resilience sectors.
We hope to feature in the Guides a number of case studies outside OpenDRI, and we are encouraging submissions for inclusion. These examples should be grounded in the use of risk data itself, and not simply around behavior change.
Specifically, we are looking for examples on the effective use of data to make impact through approaches such as:
Collaborative Data Collection and Modelling
- Participatory mapping and data collection that has built the trust and ownership of risk information by communities at risk;
- User centred design and co-development of risk modelling platforms or decision support tools to meet specific target groups and decision -making needs;
- Co-construction and use of modelling platforms that have allowed different groups to contribute to /act on risk analysis;
Risk Visualization and Decision Support Formats
- Visualizations that have supported decision-making to reduce natural hazard risk;
- Products that have sought to translate risk information into user-friendly formats, such as risk profiles;
User Centric Design and Civic Technology
- Community co-design or participation in the creation of Early Warning Systems;
- Sustainable civic technology applications such as mobile phone based early warning applications that have allowed individuals and groups to take action in the light of risk information;
Gamification and Knowledge Blending
- Gamification/ Simulation approaches that enable decision-makers to have immersive and experiential encounters with risk data and to develop collaborative approaches to disaster risk management;
- Fusions of risk data with traditional knowledge to encourage community uptake of risk information;
Social and Mass Media
- Effective use of social media to gather or circulate risk data in ways that trigger individual or group response;
- Innovative and creative use of mass-media formats (reality TV challenges, animations, PSAs) that make risk information more accessible and actionable to audiences and communities;
- Novel use of mass-media formats to encourage public debate / discussion of risk data that has led to improved real world decisions to reduce risk and improved risk governance;
Journalism and Other Methods
- Effective approaches to building the risk literacy of journalists with outcomes that have led to reduced risk and improved risk governance;
- Innovative journalistic approaches such as data journalism or geo-journalism that have supported risk reduction.
- Other methods of boosting the impact of risk data not covered by the above.
We are prioritising examples drawn from the natural hazard sector, but are also seeking case studies drawn from the health risk field. We are interested in examples that have been assessed for impact or can demonstrate impact even if they have not been formally evaluated.
We are also interested in instructional counter-examples whereby significant investments in risk data have not been successful in terms of impact. This could, for example, be due to lack of effective approaches to real -world operationalisation and to uptake through lack of use of the above and other approaches.
We cannot guarantee featuring your examples but undertake to assess them for possible inclusion in the Guides.
We are happy to accept information in all formats and to study any links that you send over to us, but strongly encourage you to fill in standard template for submission that is downloadable here or via a Google Form. Please complete it and send your submissions by 12pm EST, Friday, June 16th to the Research Team at email@example.com ccing Mark Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Simone Balog (email@example.com)
Organization: GFDRR, Resurgence, Vizonomy
Deadline to Apply: June 16, 2017