Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 09:00am — 10:00am

Changes in mobile phone technology, notably the near-ubiquity in many places of GPS-enabled smartphones, have altered the ways that response agencies and researchers understand and respond to crises. As this data becomes mainstream in emergency management, key issues of data capacity and data literacy – as well as ethics, privacy, and data protection – become increasingly pressing.

The Network will provide a platform for data scientists and the disaster risk management community to connect and share best practices. Join us for this inaugural call where speakers will present key advances in mapping post-disaster population movements; and to participate in an open discussion on the Network’s upcoming activities.

  • Sylvain Ponserre (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre) – Internal displacement in the context of disasters – where, when, and for how long?
  • Guanghua Chi (Facebook) – Detection of short-term displacement events
  • Justin Ginnetti (IFRC) – Data to inform humanitarian action
  • Andrew Schroeder, Maham Khan (Direct Relief / GFDRR) – Disaster mobility situation reports; roadmap for the DMDN
  • Open discussion with network members: Harnessing mobility data for disaster risk management.

Andrea Garcia Tapia (Community Manager, Disaster Mobility Data Network)

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