Big Data for Resilience (BD4R) Storybook Launch Event | Wilson Center
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Big Data for Resilience (BD4R) Storybook Launch Event

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Could a ‘resilience lens’ help us to better understand and use Big Data in international development?


Experiences around the world suggest that Big Data is enabling larger, creative, and often socially-driven changes involving highly diverse stakeholders. But there is still a lot to learn about the links that exist between Big Data, resilience, and the achievement of long-term development goals, and about their implications for practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Join us for the launch of the Big Data for Resilience Storybook, a new publication that presents how seven different organizations are approaching Big Data as part of their resilience programming, including the opportunities, challenges and key recommendations emerging from their work. The event will introduce the Big Data for Resilience Kaleidoscope, a novel analytical model and online tool designed to help practitioners and decision makers gain a more in-depth understanding of the role of Big Data in resilience building processes.


Angelica V Ospina, Senior Researcher, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Geoffrey Gunn, Geographer, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Tyler Radford, Executive Director, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Alex Zvoleff, Director of Data Science, Conservation International

Brian King, Coordinator of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

David Nicholson, Senior Director of Mercy Corps’ Technical Unit for Environment, Energy and Climate Change (EEC) and Co-Lead for Mercy Corps’ Global Resilience Initiative.


We hope that you can attend. For more details or any questions, contact Angelica V Ospina,

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