UNICEF Data Severity Index

United States Fund for UNICEF

Date Awarded
11/09/12
Grant Period
11/09/12 to 11/09/13
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight Prototype Fund
Category
Knight Enterprise Fund

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The Data Severity Index will increase the efficiency of government action by prioritizing disaster risk reduction data and allowing for more intelligent filtering.

Too much data can overwhelm and challenge the human resources at a government agency, limiting their ability to act timely on disaster risk reduction and in engagement with their local community. The Data Severity Index will increase the efficiency of government action by prioritizing disaster risk reduction data and allowing for more intelligent filtering. Building on an existing reporting system, Open Locast, the platform will be field-tested in two cities, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where youth are reporting local issues.

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Project Team

Joseph Agoada

Technology Development Coordinator at UNICEF

Strategic information communication technology specialist. Intraprenuer and traveled professional with field experience in the USA, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Brazil and India. Comfortable in many settings, including the board room, development lab and village setting. Draws inspiration from MIT innovators, UNICEF's global reach, and many community based organizations ranging from the Society Empowerment Project in Oyugis, Kenya to Avani, a sustainable energy provider in the Himalayas of Northern India.

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