M&E Thursday Talk – Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology

Sam Scarpino, Dharma Platform

March 21, 2019 10:00am

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Join DME for Peace on Thursday, March 21st at 10:00am EDT, as Sam Scarpino, Chief Data Scientist at Dharma Platform, hosts the M&E Thursday Talks to lead discussion on “Real-time Data from the Front Lines: Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology.”


Agencies are increasingly partnering with tech organizations to innovate and shape the development of new technologies to solve for the lack of real-time, quality data and insights during humanitarian crises. The accuracy and timeliness of this data is directly tied to informed decision making, which affects lives and livelihoods. This is further complicated by the fact that in many emergency, rural and/org under-resourced settings, internet access may be limited or non-existent.

Sam Scarpino will explain how a web-based, cloud data solution, Dharma Platform, has worked to address these issues.  He will demonstrate how  Dharma has been able to facilitate efficient, effective data collection, analysis, and project management–both online and offline–in conflict zones.

Additionally, Sam will highlight Dharma’s design and deployment of Emergency Data Kits, and he will explore the use of mesh networking to overcome the lack of ground-truth information where no connectivity exists. Following the presentation, participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the future of new technologies in the field. 

2 comments on “M&E Thursday Talk – Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology”

Will this event at all be recorded? I am writing my dissertation on the utilization of digital technologies, specifically volunteered geographic information and the challenges in which humanitarian aid organizations have faced with the information being produced.

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