Chair: Dr Marc van den Homberg - Independent researcher and consultant (Data4Resilience) - what can be outsourced?
Nowadays, humanitarian action has gotten more articulated and complex, exploring many useful new ways and tools to improve and optimize their operations. More and more actors, including specialized NGOs (H2H) and private companies, are getting involved in order to provide services of information management and data collection to humanitarian organisations, sometimes not only by providing new tools and methods but also implementing them directly in the field. However, it is worth asking what the limits are of this emerging culture of “outsourcing” in the sector: are these actors as efficient as the aid organizations themselves in collecting and managing their data? Are private actors substitutes for humanitarian specialists?
Outsourcing Information Management - Lisa Daoud - MEAL Advisor (Solidarité Internationale)
Why it is not a technical and neutral operation? - Nathalie Lauriac - Head of Quality and Accountability (Terre des Hommes)
Lars Peter Nissen - Project Director (ACAPS - Assessment Capacities)