Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks
HNPW 2024 (29 April - 10 May 2024)

Session title: How can we harness community crisis intelligence for better prevention and response?
Organizer(s): UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub, NESTA
9 May 24 14:00-15:30   (Salle 16)

How can we harness community crisis intelligence for better prevention and response?


This interactive workshop will focus on accelerating the uptake of digital tools that leverage input from crisis-affected communities for better crisis preparedness and response. By crowdsourcing data and experiences from local people at scale, these technologies can transform humanitarian operations to be more timely and appropriate to local needs. But there are several known barriers to their adoption.

During the session, participants will learn how these tools can help to address existing operational challenges and sectoral priorities. Working in groups, we’ll explore several new practical proposals for how to accelerate the adoption of these types of solutions and generate ideas for where/how they can be implemented across the sector. We’ll use the deliberation platform to capture feedback and ideas from participants in real-time (combining input from those joining face-to-face and online). Participantswill be able to comment directly on each other's contributions, view dynamic summaries of the conversationand identify areas of consensus as they emerge.


  • To learn about digital innovations that leverage crowdsourcing from crisis-affected communities for better preparedness and response.

  • To explore a range of proposals for overcoming the barriers to adoption of these digital innovations and identify opportunities for applying these in their organisations.


This session is particularly relevant for decision makers INGOs, UN agencies and donor organisations who set programmatic and strategic priorities. It is also relevant for humanitarian innovation teams who oversee the adoption of digital technology solutions in their organisations.

This is a public website hosted by the UN OCHA to facilitate information exchange in disaster preparedness and response.
The information on this page is provided by individuals and organizations and does not reflect the views of OCHA or the United Nations.