How could we, as aid agencies, learn from the credit card data governance model? Not pure adoption, but learn from it.
From the Blog on identity
In the humanitarian space, identity leads us into discussions we don’t need and usually don’t want. what if we just called it a profile?
What is it that we long for? Money? Power? Love? Meaning? This can be tricky to navigate. Change makers are all ‘meaning navigators’.
One of the biggest challenges in change is perception. Our perceived identity impacts what we do and achieve.
What would happen if we implemented good practice from other areas? What if those doing registration were not implementing?
A government issues a passport – they register, verify, prove uniqueness, and maintain the list. They do can’t control how it is used.
Shifting from generosity to suspicion is subtle. We forget too that 99% of people are honest, good, and want to feed their family like we do.
The challenge of the long tail of data and technology is often caused by speculation and scope creep – these sit within the circles of complexity and power.
We view data as objective and something separate from who we are. But, if data about a person is viewed as part of the person, does that change how we act?