So what if you have data? Conversations with humanitarian decision-makers on user-centric design and data-driven approaches to flood risk reduction
Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 17:00 to 17:55
Organizer: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Cloud to Street, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) – Columbia University
|The ability to build climate hazard monitoring products has increased thanks to an increase in the availability of satellite data, the internet of things, other big data and the technology to analyze it. However, the ability to interpret and to ultimately use this data to measure risk and impact on vulnerable populations remains a significant challenge. For example, in 2019, Cyclone Idai devastated Mozambique, creating almost as much damage as a cyclone in 2000 of the same magnitude. Clearly, nearly 20 years of scientific advancements and development had not reduced the risk of the country.|
Creating effective systems for decisions-makers requires a new interdisciplinary, user-centric research approach that prioritizes gathering a deep understanding of the decision-making and risk assessment process on the ground, and utilizing this knowledge to inform how data is shared.