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German Federal Foreign Office and MapAction partner

By [email protected] - 20th December 2019 - 10:28

Humanitarian mapping and information management charity MapAction and the German Federal Foreign Office have formed a new partnership to help improve the use of technology and data in humanitarian decision making. As part of the broad-ranging programme, MapAction is working on greatly reducing the time and effort required to create maps and data products needed in many emergencies, by automating repeat processes. It is also extending its capacity to have specialist personnel in emergency situations for longer periods to support information management and decision-making processes, and placing a data scientist in the Centre for Humanitarian Data in The Hague to facilitate knowledge sharing.