OCHA’s Humanitarian Data Exchange
The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is an open platform for sharing data across crises and organizations. Launched in July 2014, the goal of HDX is to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for analysis. In 2021, HDX was used by 1.4 million people in 236 countries and territories, maintaining the growth seen in previous years. Organizations regularly add new datasets to the platform, bringing the total to over 19,000 datasets, which were downloaded over 1.8 million times in 2021 alone. HDX is managed by OCHA's Centre for Humanitarian Data, which is located in The Hague. OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat and is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. The HDX team includes OCHA staff and a number of consultants who are based in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
This session talks about HDX, the HDX Data Grids, the datasets that the participants can find and use for analysis on HDX related to disaster risk reduction, as well as some of the work the Centre’s team does on anticipatory action in humanitarian response.
Speaker: Tony Burke
Centre for Humanitarian Data - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
BNDCC 1-Ground Floor