22-11: How can smart use of data help solve humanitarian problems?

22-11: How can smart use of data help solve humanitarian problems?

Event – November 6th, 2018

DCHI and KUNO have joined forces to organise November’s Third Thursday Meetup about what Smart Use of Data can do for you?

We have invited Hein Fleuren, professor at Tilburg University and Harwin de Vries, Postdoctoral Researcher at INSEAD Humanitarian Research, to talk to you about Data Science in a Humanitarian Context. Hein Fleuren supported the World Food Programme with the development of the tool Optimus. Optimus was the winner of the DCHI Jury Award for Best Humanitarian Innovation 2018.
Both Hein and Harwin will share with us the opportunities that exist in using data science in the humanitarian context.

In the humanitarian context difficult and time-consuming decisions therefore constantly need to be made.
How do you create the best composition of food basket taking into account weather, population needs, transport, storage and so forth?
Together with WFP Hein Fleuren created the Optimus tool.

How can you know the best location for building medical clinics if you have no clear idea of where you customers are? Harwin de Vries used data to figure out what the best places were.

Join us in learning more about how to put data to use and how to ask the right questions so that you don’t have to go through all the data.

Date: Thursday 22 November 14.30 – 16.30 hr
Location: The Hague Humanity Hub, Fluwelen Burgwal 58 The Hague

Register here!   Attendance is free, but prior registration required.

For more information about Optimus please follow this link.