Talks:

Open data for disaster risk reduction
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Craig Duncan, Senior Coordinator, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

Economic losses from disasters are “out of control” according to UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon. This talk will outline how open data can help both governments get a better grasp on disaster risk, but also enable a bottom up citizen movement to demand that both government and the private sector makes risk informed decisions. Slides: preventionweb.net/opendata/

Humanitarian emergencies: searching for Open data
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Anahi Ayala Iacucci, Innovation Advisor for Africa, Internews

While a growing conversation is happening around Open Data as a driver for development and accountability, little, if any, is being said about the role of open data in humanitarian emergencies. While we ask governments to open all their data as a duty towards their citizens, humanitarian organizations seems to be pretty much left outside. Is there a need for open data in the humanitarian community space? What would it look like? Are transparency and accountability strictly linked to the healthy recovery of communities in emergencies? This talk will look at some of those questions and try to propose some solutions, drawing from the long-standing experience that Internews has in media and communication with communities during emergencies.

Fostering Open Data for Development
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Fabrizio Scrollini (DATA – Datos Abiertos, Transparencia y Acceso a la información/International Development Research Centre (IDRC) / Open Data Institute Caribbean)

Economic losses from disasters are “out of control” according to UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon. This talk will outline how open data can help both governments get a better grasp on disaster risk, but also enable a bottom up citizen movement to demand that both government and the private sector makes risk informed decisions.

Ardomino. A talking sensor for the social sharing of local data
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Francesca De Chiara, Maurizio Napolitano, Alfonso Crisci, Valentina Grasso, Alessandro Matese, Open Knowledge Foundation Italy

ArdOmino is a low-cost solution, based on Arduino technology, to capture data flows through specific sensors and raise local environmental awareness. ArdOmino is a “talking sensor” thought to register, interpret and share data in the form of conversation on social media platforms. The ArdOmino framework is conceived to turn numerical data into human relevant and human readable information and use the engagement of local communities to validate the data itself. Geo-tweets will be interpreting environmental information (as weather) by communicating perceived state by people, resulting not only in a simple real-time social data validation but giving a collective awareness face to the environment.

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