Join us for a webinar organised by the OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data this Thursday, November 3, at 4-5 PM CET!
Anticipatory action enables humanitarian organizations to get ahead of a predictable shock in order to reduce its impact on vulnerable people. Since 2020, the Centre for Humanitarian Data has been supporting OCHA’s anticipatory action frameworks in over a dozen countries. While the current pilots have shown that we can use data and models to predict a coming crisis, they have been limited to climate events and disease outbreaks. Can similar techniques be used to predict and act ahead of a conflict?
This event will explore a way forward on conflict prediction for anticipatory action. Experts will present the current state of their work and discuss ways to strengthen the feasibility of predictions for anticipatory action.
Featured speakers include:
- Håvard Hegre, Director of ViEWS, Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo and at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University
- Erin Lentz, Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
- Marie Wagner, Project Manager, Global Public Policy Institute
- Katayoun Kishi, Head of Data, The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project
- Seth Caldwell, Data Scientist, Predictive Analytics Team, OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data
- Leonardo Milano, Predictive Analytics Team Lead, OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data