Although over 125 million people in the world continue to suffer from humanitarian crises around the world, today the world still lacks a common global evidence-base that can support governments and the humanitarian community decisions about prevention, preparedness, and response. In this Data Dialogue session, Mark and Kirsten presented an overview of new developments in data-driven risk management to humanitarian crises.
A theoretical presentation was followed by an exercise defining humanitarian risk in Africa’s Sahel region. Participants had the chance to compare the results of their exercise with an actual risk model that Mark had developed for the region. The session generated an understanding of overall humanitarian challenges in the Sahel, the relationship to data collection, and discussed practice and policies currently being used by aid practitioners.