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Exploring safe and innovative means of data collection to inform humanitarian response planning during COVID-19 (and beyond)


Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks
Wednesday 28 April 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 CET
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With the outbreak of COVID-19, the year 2020 brought about unprecedented challenges for humanitarian actors working to support crisis-affected communities around the world. 

With movement restrictions and further restrictions on access to these communities, specific challenges were also faced by those actors whose work involved collecting, analysing, and engaging with data to inform evidence-based planning and delivery of aid. 

Despite this, various organisations have found ways to overcome these challenges and adapt their ways of working so as to continue providing timely, precise and reliable information on the evolving needs and vulnerabilities of people in crisis contexts.


  • Aprille Knox, Policy Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
  • Louisa Yasukawa, Research Associate, IDMC
  • Matthew Downr, Senior Insights Manager, GSMA
  • Melle van Hilten, Assessment Officer, REACH Libya

Moderator: Nayana Das, Head of Research, IMPACT Initiatives


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