As for the last 2 editions, we have decided to open a Call for Suggestions to encourage interested actors to submit ideas for sessions. Here are a few topics we hope to see covered during the 2020 GeOnG Forum (the list being non-exhaustive):
- How to better integrate vulnerable populations to the data life cycle with a focus on ensuring that the data collected is particularly representative of populations at risk of discrimination.
- How to implement the Do No Harm approach in relation to data: simple security & protection measures and tools, streamlining of data privacy rights in programming, algorithmization of data processing, etc.
- What is the role of the often considered less direct stakeholders of humanitarian and development data (such as civil society actors, governments, donors, etc.) so as to identify clearer pathways to share the data that should be shared for the common good and proctect the data that should clearly not be.
- How to promote data literacy beyond NGO information management and M&E staff to facilitate data-driven decision making.
- How to ensure that tools and solutions used and promoted by humanitarian and development organizations are also sufficiently user-friendly and inclusive (for instance by limiting in-built biases and promoting human-centric design).
- Beyond this theme, don't hesitate to send us any idea that you think might be relevant for the 2020 edition (about tools, methodologies, lessons learned, feedback from the field, etc.) !