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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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GRADUATE STUDENTS: THE FUTURE OF CASH BASED ASSISTANCE

PURPOSE OF THE POSITIONS We are looking for data literate, bright and creative master students with a hands-on mentality and technical skills to join our team. As a graduate student, you will be part of a project team that is working on the development of a digital system that facilitates an innovative way of delivering…

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FUTURE OF HUMANITARIAN AID

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 510 the Data initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross invite you to their joint event. Yves Daccord (ICRC), Jelte van Wieren (MoFA), Maarten van der Veen (NLRC/510) will each share their thoughts on Humanitarian Aid and the Data Revolution. Data collaboration and…

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MISSING MAPS 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. Ze laten hulpverleners bijvoorbeeld zien waar… Read More
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CBA: CASH BASED ASSISTANCE THE FUTURE

WHY It's needed. The International Disaster Database records a steady increase in the frequency of natural disasters over the past 35 years.  In the past 10 years, the number of people affected by humanitarian crises have almost doubled whilst the cost of humanitarian assistance has tripled. For this reason, the humanitarian world is undergoing a… Read More
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510 X TYKN

510 is exploring the use of Blockchain in Humanitarian Aid with Tykn.tech The organization is looking for smarter and more efficient solutions to enhance aid when a natural disaster strikes.   WHAT: 510 and Tykn.tech are researching the potential of blockchain to improve cash based assistance. The organization aims to develop a system with a digital…

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DATA COLLABORATIVE FOR SDGs IN MALAWI

THE INCEPTION WORKSHOP: In Malawi there are many data providers and data users and each of them uses different platforms and tools. The first step of building a data collaborative in a country is bringing these preexisting data ecosystems, stakeholders to the table and documenting the available relevant data with them. At 510 we do this…

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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: NLRC

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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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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IMPLEMENTING DATA PREPAREDNESS

Written by 510 SCIENTIFIC LEAD Marc van den Homberg. The Netherlands Red Cross has a long-term partnership with Malawi Red Cross, working together on humanitarian response and Disaster Risk Reduction. In 2015 the shelter cluster was activated in Malawi during one of the worst floods in the history of Malawi that led to a severe… Read More
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CRA: COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT

GO DIRECTLY TO DASHBOARD HERE WHY IT IS NEEDED. 51o has created the Community Risk Assesment CRA Dashboard to quickly identify the geographic areas that are most affected by a humanitarian disaster or crisis and, within those areas, the people that are most in affected. The 510 Community Risk Assessment Dashboard forms a data preparedness…

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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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HOW WE VERIFY DATA

Written by 510 DATA RESPONSIBILITY EXPERT Kamal Ahmed. The 510 team works with data from many different sources. We often face challenges of completeness, validity and reliability. Therefore we took a deep dive into best practices for data verification. This blog describes shortly why it is important and how we address it. One of the… Read More
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HOW WE WORK WITH OUTLIERS

Written by 510 DATA RESPONSIBILITY EXPERT Kamal Ahmed. In the previous blog post on data verification we mentioned the need to identify outliers in the data. This blog post will look at some of the humanitarian aid datasets/formats and the types of techniques we apply to identify outliers and how to effectively deal with them.… Read More
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THE PHILIPPINES

FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 2 FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 1 EFFICIENT AID: THROUGH ACCURATE PRIORITY INDEX PART 2 EFFICIENT AID: THROUGH ACCURATE PRIORITY INDEX PART 1 Read More

DATA ACTIVITIES

IMPLEMENTING DATA PREPAREDNESS HOW WE VERIFY DATA HOW WE WORK WITH OUTLIERS DATA COLLECTION DATA INTEGRATION DATA VISUALISATION DATA LITERACY DATA ANALYSIS DATA MANAGEMENT DATA SHARING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Read More
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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

MALAWI DATA COLLABORATIVE FOR SDGs IN DRC MAKING DAMAGE PROVISIONS MORE EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE DATA LITERACY WORKSHOP: NLRC MISSION & VISION GRADUATE STUDENTS: THE FUTURE OF CASH BASED ASSISTANCE FUTURE OF HUMANITARIAN AID KENYA: DAM BURST MAY 2018 MISSING MAPS NL CBA: CASH BASED ASSISTANCE THE FUTURE 510 X TYKN DATA COLLABORATIVE FOR SDGs IN… Read More
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MALAWI

DATA COLLABORATIVE FOR SDGs IN MALAWI PREDICTING FLOOD IMPACT IN MALAWI SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTING A REMOTENESS INDICATOR MALAWI Read More
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IMPACT BASED FORECAST

Why it’s needed: Every year, natural disasters affect thousands of vulnerable people iacross the globe with disastrous consequences. Many people lose their homes and sources of income. As part of our mission we are collecting and integrating data to predict the impact of impending disasters on vulnerable people in natural disaster prone areas. This process…

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510 TEAMTERVIEW CARLA MEIJERINK

CARLA MEIJERINK was a master thesis Student at 510 and has just graduated from MSc. Innovations in Public health at University Twente. You can read her thesis “Does behaviour impact the vulnerability of the Philippines community to Dengue incidence?” here 1: How did you end up doing your master thesis with 510? I first came into…

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