We are hiring a Manager for the HDX Data Lab in Nairobi, Kenya. The Data Lab serves as a front line, in-person service to the HDX platform. We started the Nairobi Lab in 2014 with a focus on providing data services to partners and helping the humanitarian community connect data from across the region. CONTINUE READING
[Excerpt cross-posted from the World Economic Forum Blog]
Written by Stephen O’Brien
Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating this data is hugely challenging in crisis settings, which are marked by insecurity, unpredictability, remote access, fragile public services, and, in many cases, poor telecommunications and limited connectivity. CONTINUE READING
[Mise à jour: les postes vacants sont maintenant fermés. Merci à tous ceux qui ont postulé.]
Le projet «Humanitarian Data Exchange» (HDX) est en train d’établir un labo de données à Dakar au Sénégal. Nous le prévoyons depuis longtemps, et il nous donne le plaisir de commencer enfin. Le labo offrira des services aux partenaires partout en Afrique de l’Ouest, en collaboration avec le bureau régional de UNOCHA au Sénégal. Les services comprendront le traitement de données, l’intégration des systèmes informatiques, le renforcement des capacités et l’engagement communautaire.
[Update: The vacancies are now closed. Thanks to all who applied.]
The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is establishing a Data Lab in Dakar, Senegal. This has been in the works for some time and we are excited to finally get started. The Lab will provide services to partners across West Africa and in close collaboration with the OCHA Regional Office in Senegal. Services will include data processing, systems integration, capacity building and community engagement. The Lab will focus on a range of data challenges, including health data management, data security and mobile integration.
We are excited to announce that the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is coming out of beta. We first introduced HDX at the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin in July 2014. Two years, 4,000 datasets, and 180,000 users later, we think it is fitting to announce this new milestone at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.