The World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 will feature transformation through innovation as a key theme. Leading up to the summit, OCHA has voiced the need to “identify and implement….positions that address operational challenges and opportunities” (OCHA 2013) relating to the use of information technology, big data and innovations in humanitarian action. In this blog post we sketch out four areas in need of further research over the next two years to provide policymakers, humanitarian actors and other stakeholders with up to date and relevant research and knowledge.
- Empowerment and Accountability
- The role of aggregated data
- Enabling and regulating V&TCs
Read more in the original blog post by Kristin B. Sandvik, Chris Wilson & John Karlsrud at ATHA, posted 30 June 2014.