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MISSION & VISION

MISSION Shape the future of humanitarian aid by converting data into understanding, and put it in the hands of humanitarian relief workers, decision makers and people affected, so that they can better prepare for and cope with disasters and crises.   VISION Smart use of (big) data will positively impact faster & more (Cost) effective…

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USING DATA RESPONSIBLY IN OUR DAILY WORK

510’s vision is to use (big) data to positively impact faster & more (cost) effective humanitarian aid. Yet, it is vital that the opportunities of using data go hand in hand with ethical standards on how to use data in a responsible manner. In April 2017, a Data Responsibility Project Team with a multidisciplinary background… Read More
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DATA LITERACY WORKSHOP

Taking Data Literacy to the next level. As part of an annual training week at the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC), the 510 team initiated and organised its very first one-day workshop on data literacy for the international department of NLRC. Project coordinators, country representatives, program managers, technical consultants, unit leads and many others, experienced the…

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PREDICTING FLOOD IMPACT IN MALAWI

I first came upon 510 when searching for a thesis subject. They had already worked on Priority Index Models (PIM ) for typhoons in the Philippines with a vision to do the same for all vulnerable communities across the globe. I have had an interest in humanitarian aid for a long time, specifically in potential applications…

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A TYPICALLY ATYPICAL WEEK AT 510

If you have just watch the video animation above, you have witnessed a time-lapse of hundreds of hours of work, by mappers all over the world, squeezed into 15 seconds. From Aug 17- 25 both both amateur & professional volunteers started mapping areas affected by floods in south Asia. Among these, were mappers from The…

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NOS: RED CROSS CALLS FOR HELP TO MAP FLOODED AREAS IN ASIA

Translated from NOS article: Image from: AFP Due to heavy floods in Asia, the Red Cross is making a special global call. The non-governmental organization is not asking for money or supplies but is looking for people to identify disaster areas using the internet. In Nepal, Bangladesh, and India more than 16 million people are affected…

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FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 2

Written by 510 DISASTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT EXPERT Rebecca Visschedijk. After our team member Jannis Visser was successfully deployed to the Philippines (see: FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 1), there was a request for follow up Surge Information Management Support. This need had a different focus; where Jannis Visser had set up and processes… Read More
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FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 1

Written by 510 Jannis Visser RISK ASSESSMENT EXPERT The Netherlands Red Cross data initiative - 510 -  is focussing on prototyping innovative solutions for disaster preparedness. However, when a disaster strikes, there is a more direct need for Surge Information Management support. Netherlands Red Cross, the youngest member of the IFRC Surge Information Management Systems (IFRC… Read More
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MISSING MAPS

LEER MAPPEN PUBLIC MAPATHONS NL (NL) Elke dag zijn hulpverleners van het Rode Kruis en andere organisaties actief in gebieden waar hulp nodig is. Soms omdat er net een ramp geweest is, soms om te zorgen dat het gebied is voorbereid op een ramp. In beide gevallen zijn goede kaarten belangrijk om efficiënt te helpen.… Read More
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FIELD: CHALLENGE OF LOW CONNECTIVITY

FROM THE FIELD: CHALLENGE OF LOW CONNECTIVITY An excerpt from the field blog post SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTING A REMOTENESS INDICATOR MALAWI In rural Malawi, it is often a challenge to upload base maps of the visitation sites and the correct survey of the day to the 20 tablets, and to download all the data collected in…

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510 PANEL MEMBER AT COHAFA WORKING GROUP TALLIN

510 initiator Maarten Van der Veen was invited to be part of the panel at COHAFA working group Tallin. The Council working partly on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid (COHAFA) is the main forum within the EU for strategic and policy debate on humanitarian aid between the EU Member States and the European Commission. The…

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MSc Thesis Relating food security assessment data to baseline vulnerability data

Position title: MSc Thesis graduate student “Relating food security assessment data to baseline vulnerability data” Duty station: The Hague and Utrecht (50-50) Time period: 4-6 months (depending on your institution’s requirements) Status: Student ICCO and Netherlands Red Cross ICCO and 510.global (NLRC) wish to collaborate with a focus on data on food security. To do…

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INTERNSHIP: MISSING MAPS SCHOLEN PROJECT

Stage voor het Missing Maps scholenproject Vacature: Stage voor het Missing Maps scholenproject Locatie: Den Haag (flexibel) Periode: Flexibel Soort: Stage   Plek in de organisatie 510 is het data initiatief van het Nederlandse Rode Kruis. Onze visie is dat het gebruik van (big) data kan bijdragen aan het sneller en (financieel) efficiënter verlenen van…

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SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTING A REMOTENESS INDICATOR MALAWI

Written by Jurg Wilbrink 510 GEO INFORMATION SERVICES The 510 initiative is working with the Malawi Red Cross to identify the country’s most vulnerable areas. A workshop and mapping exercise were held on data collection and sharing with different stakeholders in Malawi. Vulnerability data contributes to the Red Cross’ data preparedness initiative (see also Method:… Read More
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DEVELOPING A PRIORITY INDEX FOR EARTHQUAKES

Identifying aid priority areas by learning from past events Written by Evelien Bulte 510 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST In the first few days following a severe earthquake there typically is a scarcity of reliable information about the impact on local communities. In this situation, decision makers of the humanitarian aid sector struggle to get an overview… Read More