> Committee on Data and Information Sharing
Co-chair: Dr. Tom De Groeve
Members of the Committee:
Committee on Data and Information Sharing of GADRI
The Committee was formed in response to the GADRI objective to promote exchange and sharing of data and information for scientific research across the globe
Considering reflections during the establishment of this committee, including via the 4th Global Open Discussion Forum on GADRI on 15th March 2022, and considerations that are ongoing, it is proposed to broaden the purpose of this committee to also include an emphasis on "action data for research impact". The two interrelated strands of the work of the committee are therefore to:
Data informed and action orientated knowledge partnerships that steer progress in disaster reduction worldwide.
The committee recognises demand for initiatives that serve the needs of data informed, action orientated knowledge partnerships. This has been informed from multiple experiences at all levels of institutional assemblage working in the field of disaster science, practice and policy facing initiatives and is projected by the needs of at-risk citizens. Demand for action-based, dynamic, multi-voice data information systems is for example apparent within statements related to the United Nations.
"Comprehensive and disaggregated data harnessed across time and space is crucial to effectively define exposure and vulnerability, particularly for those most at risk. We need to make better use of existing data for information and action."
UNDRR (2019) Global Platform for DRR Co-Chair's Summary, Paragraph C.14, p.2.
"Action data for disaster reduction is reflective learning, practice and conjecture for improved engagement with current and future risk. This assumes the broadest definition of contributing forms of data, considering knowledge as active data."
(STAG DwG 2018-2020, UNDRR Global Platform, 2019)
The following principles were reflected in the workings of the GADRI 2021 Summit: