One gathering was never going to be enough. It’s not enough time, not all the right people, and so on. So we’re doing it again.
From the Blog on data ethics
Humanitarian Data Gathering
Recently, 25 people gathered together to discuss the challenges in the humanitarian data ecosystem as highlighted by recent events in Afghanistan.
Humanitarian Orgs or Data Companies?
Two critical questions for humanitarian NGOs thinking about a data strategy. And no, you can not be both. There may be a third way, but ‘both’ is not it.
Is systemic racism apparent in how we treat data of people?
Most international NGOs treat the data about those who donate to them differently to the data of those they seek to serve. Is this racist?
Data doesn’t lie is a myth
Data doesn’t lie assumes completely objectively and wholeness. Data is a perspective. And therefore is not a lie, but it is not objective. It is subjective.
Digital Conversations: Wants and Needs
Most conversations about digital transformation don’t start with why – they start the wants of the person, not their needs. This is the same with change.
7 Ethical Considerations in Humanitarian Data
NGOs often have privileged access to vulnerable populations. Here are 7 ethical considerations for humanitarian data.
The Missing Pillar of Responsible Data or Data Responsibility
The missing pillar of portability: We can’t talk about putting the ‘beneficiaries’ at the ‘centre of all we do’ without talking about data portability.
Lists, Dance Partners, and Data
Lists were my Mom’s helpers. Ethics Review Boards can be that too if we embrace them and view them as something contributing to making our project better.