Data Technologies and 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.
Click the video below to watch the recording or watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dvpzLdH1aHU