- Robert Soden, DRM Specialist, GFDRR
- Dr. Muki Haklay, Professor of Geographical Information Science, University College London
- Rebecca Moore, Engineering Manager, Google Earth Outreach & Earth Engine
- Marc Forni, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank
- Dr. Mahar Lagmay, Executive Director, Project NOAH Philippines
In order to build resilient societies, policy makers and the public must have access to the right data and information to inform good decisions – decisions such as where and how to build safer schools. Too often, this data and information are fragmented across government ministries and the private sector and unavailable to decision makers and at-risk populations. Sharing data and creating open systems promotes transparency, accountability, and ensures a wide range of actors are able to participate in the challenge of building resilience. The Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) is a growing partnership of those who seek to bring the philosophy and practices of the Open Data movement to bear on the challenge of building resilience. This session showcases successful examples, highlights important challenges, and discusses what the future of open data and crowdsourcing might mean for DRM.