This five-day course will provide students with a deeper insight to the use of data and technology in their work in human rights protection, monitoring and evaluation, and operations management in humanitarian contexts. Students will learn how to effectively collect, interpret and share/communicate data in line with ethical humanitarian principles, as well as develop new tools for humanitarian action.
The course will introduce participants to a comprehensive understanding of how to select and adopt tools, strategies, and techniques for data and innovation management, especially as seen through the concrete application to challenges evident in contemporary humanitarian action.
Saturday and Sunday will consist of a scenario-based workshop, 72 Hours’ Challenge: (Big) Data for Preparedness and Assessment. Participants will be challenged to participate in a hands-on simulation, using data for emergency response – from the field visit and rapid assessment stage through the quality assessment monitoring stage at later phases of emergency intervention.