Published on March 27, 2013
Open Humanitarian Initiative Bringing humanitarian response to the information age
Progress So Far…
The Main Pieces of the Puzzle
Open Humanitarian Initiative• Five year initiative focused on making humanitarian response more data driven• Broad and ambitious public-private partnership effort• Participant driven effort, split into multiple task forces• Funded through Open Humanitarian Fund• Governed by Open Humanitarian Alliance
OHI Building Blocks
OHI Task Forces
Open Humanitarian Alliance• Alliance of organizations from: – Humanitarian organizations • UN Agencies & International Organizations • NGOs – Governments – Donors • Multi-lateral • Bi-lateral • Foundations – Private Sector – Academia• Objective of the alliance is to help drive forward data driven humanitarian response• Main role is to act as the governance mechanism for the Open Humanitarian Initiative• NetHope acts as the secretariat for alliance
Open Humanitarian Fund• Multi-partner trust fund, focused on improving data driven humanitarian response• A funding committee made up from donors and Open Humanitarian Alliance members determines funding priorities for Open Humanitarian Initiative projects• Estimated funding requirement over the five year period is $15M-$20M
Timeline – 12 months Open Humanitarian Incubator (Feb 2013-Dec 2013)
Appendix 1TASK FORCE DEFINITIONS
OHI Project Committee
Knowledge Platform Task Force
Interoperability Task Force
Innovation Team Task Force
IM Training Task Force
Big Data/Mobile Data Task Force
Community Response Task Force
Decision Making Task Force
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