The Centre for Humanitarian Data is seeking numerous Fellows to be part of their two-month data fellows programme this summer.

The Centre focuses on four areas: data services, data policy, data literacy, and network engagement. The Centre’s data services work includes direct management of the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) platform and the Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL) data standard. The data literacy work focuses on improving the data skills of technical and non-technical humanitarians. For data policy, the Centre creates guidelines for the responsible use of data by OCHA staff and partners. Finally, the Centre works to further build and engage an active community in support of its mission and objectives through a number of events and communication activities.

There are four different fellowships open to applications:

  • Business Strategy Fellowship
  • Data Science (Education) Fellowship
  • Predictive Analytics Fellowship
  • Statistics (Disability) Fellowship

For more information on each of these fellowships, the programme this summer and information on the requirements and application for each, please see the humdata website

For over 40 years, Crime Stoppers International (CSI), the global authority on anonymous reporting and member of the Humanity Hub, has been administering safe reporting platforms which empower communities around the world to take an active role in assisting law enforcement solve and prevent crime.

Cumulatively, over 1 million criminals have been arrested and in excess of US$10 billion worth of illicit and stolen products have been seized by law enforcement as a direct result of information provided to affiliated Crime Stoppers chapters around the world.

For CSI to advance its mission and to lend its direct support to the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16, the CSI Governing Board CSI will ratify a declaration, to be known as The Hague Accord, on 31 October 2018 at the 39th Annual Crime Stoppers International Conference, in The Hague, The Netherlands – fittingly, the internationally recognised city of peace and justice.

The Hague Accord is a series of actions that Crime Stoppers International (CSI) will undertake to promulgate the concept of anonymous reporting worldwide, especially targeting transnational organized crime.  The effort needed to combat transnational organized crime through anonymous reporting networks requires a coordinated global response.  In order to help in this struggle, CSI seeks to raise its profile and obtain the backing of law enforcement, governments, academia, business, media and civil society.

CSI hereby calls on governments, law enforcement, academia, media, major corporations and businesses, and the not-for-profit sector, who share a desire to see citizens empowered to genuinely help solve and prevent crime in their communities, to become a signatory to The Hague Accord.

Agencies and organizations interested in being signatories to The Hague Accord are asked to express such by sending an email to csi@csiworld.org  no later than 11.59pm CET on October 29th 2018.

 

 

You’re invited to a reception showcasing the work of the UN OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data’s inaugural class of Data Fellows!

The event will take place from 16:00 – 17:30 on Thursday, 26 July at the The Hague Humanity Hub. The Data Fellows will present the outcomes of their research projects and then participate in a moderated discussion on data in the humanitarian sector with Ben Parker, Senior Editor at IRIN News.

Light refreshments including beer and wine will be served. We look forward to seeing you!

Registration is required no later than Friday, 20 July by emailing centrehumdata@un.org.