510 DATASETS AMONG THE MOST DOWNLOADED ON HDX

WHAT IS HDX The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is an open data sharing platform managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) through their Centre for Humanitarian Data. Launched in 2014, HDX now hosts more than 11,000 datasets shared by over 250 humanitarian organisations. 510 is both using and sharing datasets on this… Read More

FAIR IMPACT-BASED FORECASTING: THESIS IRENE BENITO LAZARO

MASTER’S THESIS: “Fair Impact-based Forecasting in Manila Bay, Philippines: Integration of the information needs of disaster managers into fair impact-based forecasting to improve emergency management” WHAT IS IT ABOUT Irene’s research was part of the Forecast-Based Financing projects at 510. Her thesis aimed to develop an impact-based forecasting prototype that could help disaster managers efficiently… Read More

510 PHILIPPINES LOCAL GOVERNANCE & DENGUE RISK: THESIS ELISE GARTON

MASTER’S THESIS: “DEVELOPING THE EPIDEMICS RISK ASSESSMENT: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND DENGUE RISK IN THE PHILIPPINES”  WHAT IS IT ABOUT This internship report was written as part of the Epidemics Risk Assessment (ERA) project and examined the relationship between local governance and dengue risk.  ERA aims to develop a local-level prediction model for epidemic risk… Read More

121 PREDICTING MARKETS IN TIMES OF DISASTER: THESIS AUKE TAS

Master’s thesis: ‘Predicting the state of local markets after natural disasters to inform humanitarian cash programs’  WHAT IS IT ABOUT Cash based aid empowers the affected population to decide how to meet their own needs using available local resources. In order to access these resources, there must be an accessible and well-supplied local market. The master’s thesis investigates the market functioning after a disaster.   WHO IS THE… Read More

DATA TEAM LEADS TRAINING

WHAT IS DATA TEAM LEAD TRAINING? 510 offered a course in data team lead training that covered a wide variety of topics, from overviews of existing 510 projects, team management best practices, and technical training in several platforms.  WHO WAS IT FOR?  Seven representatives from Canada, Denmark, delegate in Mali, Kenya, The Netherlands (delegate in Lebanon), The Philippines, and Zambia attended the full training. In addition, 510 interns and volunteers joined many of the technical sessions to improve… Read More

510 & NATIONAL SOCIETIES TEAMTERVIEWS

21/10/2019510 TEAMTERVIEW JORIS WESTERVELD21/08/2019510 TEAMTERVIEW ANNELIES RIEZEBOS27/03/2019510 TEAMTERVIEW MEREL VAN COOTEN18/03/2019510 TEAMTERVIEW ELISE GARTON18/02/2019510 TEAMTERVIEW AGATHE BUCHERIE07/08/2018510 TEAMTERVIEW HELEEN ELENBAAS26/06/2018510 TEAMTERVIEW JURG WILBRINK29/08/2017A TYPICALLY ATYPICAL WEEK AT 510 Read More

MALAWI DATA TEAM GAVE DATA LITERACY TRAINING

WHAT IS DATA LITERACY Data literacy  is the ability to read, create and communicate data as information, as well as understanding the possibilities of using data and its consequences. We tailor our data literacy trainings to the specific needs of the Red Cross National Societies.  WHO WAS THIS TRAINING FOR   Participants to the data literacy training were from:  Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) staff… Read More

HOTOSM SUMMIT 2019

WHAT IS THE HOTOSM SUMMIT? The HOT summit is the yearly global meeting of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMapTeam (HOT) community. In 2019, it took place on September 19-20, in Heidelberg, Germany, under then theme ‘Next Phase of Mapping, new ideas in OSM’.  Participants came together to showcase projects, discuss and share ideas, and learn how mapping projects can create better targeted and more efficient disaster response.   WHO WAS… Read More

510 TEXT MINING EXPLORATION FOR IMPACT DATA

At 510, we use impact based forecasting (IbF) to predict the impact of impending disasters on vulnerable people living in areas prone to disasters. In order to create a model that can make this prediction, we need detailed information on past disasters as well: when did they take place? Where exactly did they strike? And… Read More

FRONT-END DEVELOPER FOR DISASTER IMPACT ANALYSIS

WHO ARE YOU? You are data literate, bright and creative, and have a hands-on mentality. You have strong technical skills and you love working in an international and interdisciplinary team. WHAT DRIVES YOU? You know that when a disaster, such as a flood, strikes an area, aid workers need to know where to go first.… Read More