Big Data for Resilience
Big Data is dramatically changing the way in which data is collected and processed.
It offers a new angle for development practitioners to observe, analyze and use large-scale evidence related to the impacts of shocks and stressors over time, and to inform resilience-building processes.
The rapid development and adoption of Big Data present new challenges and opportunities for resilience programming. The massive amount of data being collected both passively and opportunistically through technology requires resilience practitioners to rethink key questions that arise from the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
The main purpose of the Big Data for Resilience initiative is to help bridge the gap between Big Data and resilience programming. The initiative applies a new analytical lens to understand the role of Big Data in resilience building. Through the experiences of different international organizations, the initiative explores the limitations, risks and opportunities of using Big Data to build resilience, and identifies key implications for development practitioners and decision makers.
Five Ways Blockchain Technology Can be Used for Resilience
Disruptive technology has vast applications toward increasing the resilience of individuals, communities and ecosystems. Here are five encouraging examples.
High-tech data needed to stop sewage overflows
Financial sector technology could help as cities struggle with waste.
Big Data for Resilience
Summary of a recent event looking at the links between Big Data, resilience and achieving long-term development goals, and the implications for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers.
Emerging Stories of Big Data for Resilience Building: Dar Ramani Huria
In the unplanned and informal settlements that abound in Dar es Salaam, flooding causes heavy losses in livelihoods and infrastructure. What does Big Data have to do with this?
You might also be interested in
Task Force for a Resilient Recovery
With ideas from Canada and around the world, our Task Force aims for a resilient recovery—one that delivers good jobs, is positive for the environment, and addresses inequality.
Next Season | Arts and Climate Change in Costa Rica
The project Next Season – Arts and Climate Change in Costa Rica was created with the objective of bridging the artistic sector and the climate conversation, encouraging the communication of the issue in different ways within civil society.
Gender-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviours, and Practices (KABP) Analysis of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Coordination Mechanisms in the Caribbean
Individual and institutional biases and discriminatory behaviours related to gender can undermine progress on gender-responsive climate change adaptation and disaster risk management (DRM). Changing attitudes and practices in key institutions can lead to more equitable outcomes on the ground.
Climate Change and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Exploring the Linkages
How can we ensure that climate action works hand in hand with efforts to realize sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)?