Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

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At the Internews Center for Innovation & Learning we believe in using collective knowledge and best practices as resources to eliminate the need to reinvent the wheel. Our Innovation Advisors are constantly investigating the latest tools and innovative projects to share with the media development community through their blogs.

  • Accountability, Affected Populations, and Open Data

    In our conversations with humanitarian professionals about data and information sharing with affected populations, one of the most interesting themes of discussion has been accountability. This term, much like open data, is a buzzword for humanitarians.

  • The Difficulties and Drawbacks of Open Humanitarian Data

    While it is undeniably true that the idea of open data is becoming better recognized and prominently pursued in parts of the humanitarian community, this belief is not universal nor without serious complications. Issues of data privacy, security, and the need to first 'do no harm' make humanitarian data sharing with affected populations that much more difficult.

  • Open Data and the Humanitarian Community: Where do affected populations fit in?

    Open data is a buzzword, or more accurately a buzz-phrase, these days. In certain segments of the humanitarian community, there seems to exist an energy behind making data more openly and publicly available. Whether looking at UN OCHA’s impressive new HDX data-sharing site, the IATI registry, or a bevy of individual organizations’ online data portals, one could come to the conclusion that open data has fully arrived.

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