Chair: Helen Campbell -Information Management Specialist (DHN)
In a disaster-stricken scenario, we find different organizations working in a rather disconnected and independent manner, having as a result a negative effect on the use of resources, as well as a duplication of efforts. This has had a rather remarkable positive effect on the way organizations undertake their strategies; by identifying gaps on information, searching and storing the useful data, collating and curating it in order to have reliable trustworthy facts and information, decision-makers involved in crisis and relief mechanisms have a functional tool which allows them to take a more effective approach and response towards a situation. It is worth asking what are the challenges laid ahead? Why is it important to have complete and high-quality databases and share them with organizations working on a same crisis? Can this improve communications between divergent organizations ?
History of Coordinated Data Scramble - Andrej Verity - Information Management Officer (OCHA)
Coordinating assessments in complex environments - Boris Aristin - Bureau Jordan/Syria (IMMAP)
Case studies from Haiti, Ecuador, Nepal and West Africa - Roxanne Moore - Product Analyst and Remote Supprt Coordinator (DHN)
Jean-Guy Audéoud - Flying GIS Specialist (MSF)