The IASC briefing on “Joint System-wide Operational Guidance on Data Responsibility and challenges during the COVID-19 response”  will take place on Friday 22 May, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. (GVA) / 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. (NY) via online webinar. 

Humanitarian organizations collect and share increasingly large volumes of data. This trend will continue as more systems, sensors and people come online in crisis settings. The management of data in humanitarian action can enable more effective and efficient response. However, as organizations process increasingly large volumes of data, they also face more complex challenges. Data responsibility—the safe, ethical, and effective management of data—is a critical issue for the sector to address and the stakes are high. Ensuring we ‘do no harm’ while maximizing the benefits of humanitarian data management requires collective action that extended across the humanitarian system. 

This briefing will provide an overview of progress to-date on the development of joint, system-wide operational guidance on data responsibility, a process that was initiated by IASC Results Group 1 on Operational Response in January 2020. The briefing will also provide a discussion on some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the humanitarian community vis-a-vis the management of data in the COVID-19 response and beyond. 


Ms. Mervat Shelbaya, Head, Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat


Ms. Kim Roberson, Chief of Field Information and Coordination Support Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Mr. Stuart Campo, Team Lead for Data Policy, OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data 

More information on the briefing, including background information and speaker bios, is available in the attached note. Please feel free to share this invitation with interested colleagues in your networks.

Webinar details:



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There will be opportunities to submit questions in writing during the webinar for those joining online. Do to the online format, however, participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject: IASC Briefing on Data Responsibility). Speakers will endeavor to answer questions during the event.

National Humanitarian Network Pakistan

A volunteer network, founded in 2010 in result of interactive dialogue in National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) “to act as an independent and vibrant voice to engage with stakeholders throughout Pakistan for promotion of humanitarian values by influencing policies and building capacities to ensure right based humanitarian response”. 172 humanitarian organizations are members of NHN from across Pakistan and it is open for all national and local organizations engaged in humanitarian assistance or disaster management advocacy.  NHN focus on “Effective and Accountable Humanitarian Governance” – mainly in Response and Disaster Preparedness through four major areas i.e. “Coordination/networking, Advocacy, Capacity Building and Information Management”.

NHN is a key network in Pakistan which is well connected with various stakeholders and demonstrated its effectiveness to do proper advocacy and lobbying for access, space and principled response. NHN supports stakeholders in collecting and timely sharing of critical information for preparedness and response as its members are spread across Pakistan and even in hard to reach areas.

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