Join our discussion on the way forward with data at the final Open Tea of the year!

Tools to analyze data and social media are becoming more abundant and more accessible. But how can nonprofits take advantage of these new developments? And how can we ensure that no one is overlooked as we move forward? Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more at this year’s last Open Tea on December 4th!

During this afternoon, we will take a look at some very different ways at which NGOs make use of data tools and data analysis to improve their work. Please join us to learn more about the use of landscape mapping tools for decision making and lobbying, the way Dutch NGOs use social media, and the use of disaggregated data to gauge the effect of interventions on the most vulnerable communities.

The programme

During the afternoon, three cases will be presented:

  • Maxime Eiselin (IUCN NL): Technological advances in the satellite and GIS industry, cloud computing, and machine learning have accelerated the development of a wide range of powerful web-tools that bridge landscape practitioners and big data suppliers. In his talk, Maxime will explain how IUCN uses these tools to improve available information, strategic decision making and lobbying for the conservation of biodiversity.
  • Anand Sheombar (Hogeschool Utrecht): More and more development NGOs are harnessing the power of social media to affect change, from organizing community activism and empowering citizens to coordinating emergency or disaster relief efforts. In his talk, Anand will show highlights from his (ongoing) research into the application of these tools in NGOs and how this may apply to your organization.
  • Suhani Bhushan (Civicus) and Tiny Hoving (Red een Kind) – Platform LNOB: Most SDG assessments to date have used national-level data to evaluate SDG progress at the country level. However, if we are to achieve the 2030 Agenda objectives on basic human well-being, we will need to know if the situation of the most vulnerable is improving, especially in terms of poverty reduction and achieving food security. During their talk, Lina and Tiny will highlight the practical implications and importance of using disaggregated data to make sure no one gets left behind.

DATE: TUESDAY December 4th, 2018
TIME: 15.30 – 18.30 (with Drinks)
LOCATION: Oxfam Novib, Mauritskade 9, 2514 HD Den Haag.

Open Tea: A community of data professionals
With their partnership, Data4Development and Partos/The Spindle have created a community of data professionals to support data-informed decision making. They help organizations in the development sector to increase the use of data, which supports the effectiveness of aid.
The Open Tea is hosted four times a year and is an informal network meeting about information & data giving data professionals the opportunity to meet and get to know each other. The aim is to learn from each other’s (data) challenges and provide fresh insight or new points of view rather than merely sharing success stories.
Interested in this event and other future activities?
Join D4D’s Meetup group of Data Professionals in the Development Sector to be the first one informed about new learning events. If you like to host an Open Tea at your organisation, or if you like to present your case and discuss your questions with a group of peer data professionals, let us know, via the group or by contacting Maaike Blom at [email protected].