Published on September 21, 2015
For the second year running the Peace Informatics Lab, a project of the Leiden Centre for Innovation, ran the Big Data for Peace summer school on their campus in the Hague. Technology and data is increasingly being used in the context of humanitarian aid and peacekeeping operations. BeDataDriven is proud to have been invited to present ActivityInfo.org as one of the Dutch innovators in this area and to participate in the discussion panel. The other innovators were People's Intelligence, TracFM, CrowdSense, Akvo and Zimmerman & Zimmerman with their IATIStudio.
ActivityInfo.org is now the leading platform to facilitate data-driven decision making in challenging environments. For example, over 3000 users belonging to hundreds of partners of UNHCR and UNICEF around Syria now use the service to track their activities related to the Syrian refugee response.
We talked with aspiring entrepreneurs about some of the challenges of running a global service that scales to serve a large number of users in peak times and to data scientists about the barriers to collecting sufficient and relevant data on operations which are geographically dispersed and often in areas with poor communications infrastructure.
Get in touch with us if you'd like us to talk about ActivityInfo.org at your event or if you're interested in using the service.
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