On July 30, we continued our series of Innovation & Learning webinars with Nicolás di Tada, Director of Platform Engineering at InSTEDD, an organization that designs and uses open source technology tools to help partners improve collaboration, information flow and knowledge sharing to better deliver critical services to vulnerable populations.
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.
Created on August 5, 2014 by Natalie. Created on July 29, 2014 by Evan.
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.
Created on July 22, 2014 by Evan.
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.
Created on July 17, 2014 by Evan.
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.
Created on July 17, 2014 by Natalie.
As media and technology are rapidly changing the quantity and quality of the information circulated in our daily lives, we all know intuitively that our practices and standards for dealing with these shifts has not caught up.