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Thursday, September 27 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Climate Change & Natural Hazards - Global versus Local Data

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In recent years, we have witnessed a surge in satellite imageries and other global datasets being made available as open data, providing significant resources and tools for policymakers and population on the ground.

However, when it comes to natural hazards and climate change, earth observation, even when processed through AI, can hardly replace all data produced locally. Think about population surveys, historical records of hazards events and all other locally owned information necessary to quantify vulnerability and risk accurately.

In this session, we intend to discuss the state of open data for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change, and how to make progress both at global and local scales and where we should focus our common efforts.

The Open Data for Resilience initiative from GFDRR / World Bank Group will present the Open Data for Resilience Index and the Open Cities project both supporting governments and people to improve open data for resilience in their area. The World Resources institute will go though its recent initiatives in the field of climate change data. The Humanitarian Data Exchange from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs will introduce its platform and discuss the need for more linkages between humanitarian, climate change and natural hazards data. Finally, we will have two case studies from the Resilience Office of Buenos aires as well as from Open Data Soft who has been working with the city of Mexico.

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Grace Doherty

Geospatial Specialist, OpenDRI / GFDRR / World Bank
A teacher-trainer in open data and geospatial solutions to disaster risk management. Let's talk about how we can better communicate risk and increase resilience through open data collection, sharing, and use. Specializing in community mapping through Open Cities Africa.

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Pierre Chrzanowski

Open Data Specialist, GFDRR / World Bank Group
I work with the Open Data for Resilience Initiative under GFDRR / World Bank Group supporting people and governments to apply open data principles for natural hazards and climate change issues. You want to track and improve open data for resilience in your country. Let's talk!
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Angeles Navarro

Account Manager Latin America & Spain, OpenDataSoft
Mexican activist, in charge of iberoamerica for OpenDataSoft.We are a cloud based open data platform, that allows users to easily understand data through intuitive visualizations and dashboards, as well as generating an automated API for advanced users to reuse even real time dat... Read More →

Jeffrey Villaveces

Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX)
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Jesse Worker

Associate, World Resources Institute
I create governance diagnostics, analysis, and guidance with the aim of helping stakeholders make climate and environmental governance more transparent, inclusive, and accountable to drive more effective and equitable outcomes. That work more recently includes understanding the challenges... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT-03