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Responsible Data Sharing with Donors: Accountability, Transparency and Data Protection in Principled Humanitarian Action- Towards a Common Approach

Responsible Data Sharing with Donors: Accountability, Transparency and Data Protection in Principled Humanitarian Action- Towards a Common Approach
Date
Wednesday 1 - Thursday 23 September, 2021
Event no.
WP1777V2
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Humanitarian organisations are facing increased incentives to collect and share data for various purposes such as improved coordination, more efficient service provision and accountability. At the same time, they have to ensure that data is only used for humanitarian purposes and does not cause harm to vulnerable populations.

In order to shape shared principles and practices for data sharing, the Humanitarian Data and Trust Initiative (HDTI), convened by the Government of Switzerland, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) Centre for Humanitarian Data, launched a dialogue process on responsible data sharing between humanitarian organisations and donors at Wilton Park in September 2020.

Following this initial convening, the HDTI commissioned two empirical studies on the risks and constraints associated with humanitarian data sharing as well as related donor objectives and practices. Together, these studies engaged over 50 humanitarian and donor representatives across headquarters and field locations.

In support of these activities and in the lead up to the UN World Data Forum in October 2021, this Wilton Park meeting will consist of two virtual sessions.

  • Part 1, on 1 September 2021, will take stock of the findings from the research on the risks and constraints associated with humanitarian data sharing as well as related donor objectives and practices.
  • Part 2, on 23 September 2021, will discuss proposed shared principles on responsible data sharing that will inform a common approach by humanitarian organisations and donors. The outcomes of Part 1 will inform the agenda for Part 2.

In partnership with The Humanitarian Data and Trust Initiative (HDTI), convened by the Government of Switzerland, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) Centre for Humanitarian Data.

Learn more about the first part of the HDTI Wilton Park Dialogue:


Wilton Park reference number: WP1777V2

Contacts

Programme Director: Julia Purcell

Biography and other events

Project Manager: Sarah-Jane Holtam

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