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When natural or man-made disasters occur, humanitarian actors need timely and accurate information to plan their course of action. Data, however, isn’t always easy to come by.
We’re living in a fast moving world, where information is exchanged faster and more readily than at any other time in human history. At the European Commission, Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s development arm, EuropeAid, wants to develop the capacity of EC staff so that they can get more involved in communicating the ideas and position of the organisation.
Aleem Walji, Head of the Innovation Team at the World Bank Institute, explains how the bank has applied a knowledge-based approach in combination with new technologies to revolutionise capacity development.
Cooperation programmes of the European Commission involve staff, partners and expertise across the world. Sharing their capacity and knowledge is an investment to make the organisation more efficient and effective in meeting its development mandate, said DG EuropeAid Director Klaus Rudischhauser, who urged staff to use capacity4dev for collaboration and exchange.
Over 3,000 development officials have gathered in Busan, South Korea, this week for an important forum on aid effectiveness. According to Vice President of the World Bank Institute Sanjay Pradhan, who is attending the event, capacity development has yet to attain its full potential for changing societies.
Women and data
Digitalisation in humanitarian assistance presents a twofold dilemma. While digital solutions allow humanitarian organisations to better respond to crises, if mismanaged, these same technologies risk exposing intended beneficiaries to violations of their rights.
Capacity4dev Team posted Information 17 November 2017

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Best Practice exchange & support for EU-UA Cooperation Projects, Programmes & Partners

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Capacity4dev Team posted Information 28 September 2018
While the European Union is developing Galileo and operating EGNOS, the two first European satellite navigation systems, the potential benefits of using these technologies for the socio-economic development of the African continent were presented recently in Brussels.

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