Data Technologies and Education in Emergencies

Date: 30 Jun 2021
Time: 2:00pm

Event Type: Webinar


30 June 2021, 1pm UTC/ 2pm UK time

The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is excited to build on its multi-part webinar series from the USAID Middle East Education Research, Training, and Support (MEERS) program, implemented by Social Impact and FHI 360. The series titled “The 4Ws of Education in Emergencies (EiE) Data: Who has What data? Where can I find it? And Why is this so complicated?” provides hands-on practice for professionals to further their understanding of the types of data available in crisis contexts and how to access, interpret, and use that data. The goal of the series is to contribute to increased effective data usage to further education policy, program design and implementation, and evidence building across this field. 

Integrating technology effectively into the Education in Emergencies (EiE) sector has enormous potential to improve data availability, quality, and use across the globe; however, the sector faces distinct challenges in introducing and leveraging these new technologies. What principles can help guide EiE actors in selecting contextually-appropriate technologies that aid in data collection, processing, and communication? 

Mark Buttweiler (FHI 360), Rafael Contreras Gomez (FHI 360), and Tanya Smith-Sreen (FHI 360) address this question through sharing the results of “Technologies for Data Collection, Processing, and Communication in Education in Emergencies: Mapping Practices and Opportunities in the MENA region and Globally,” a white paper that informs the use of technology in EiE across the data life cycle. Simultaneously, they will present a companion dashboard that supports a detailed exploration of specific technologies, curates a set of tools for immediate adoption, and crowdsources insights on cost and utility. 

This webinar will be conducted in English, with closed captioning, and all are welcome. Registration is free and easy using the link below, limit 500 participants. Once you register, a unique join URL will be sent to your email. A recording of the webinar will be shared on the INEE website for those who cannot join live.

If you have any questions about the webinar, contact sonja.anderson@inee.org or tsmith-sreen@fhi360.org

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