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We want to create value for humanity through the use of data and digital technology. We want to enable mission driven organisation to tap into the large pool of talented data scientists, data wranglers, big data engineers, and other digital technology professionals in the Netherlands, through organising hackathons and matching between volunteers and organisations. With the speakers on the meetups, we want to highlight the questions of mission-driven organisations and the opportunities they have when using analytics and digital technology.

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Data Analytics at the Service of the Humanitarian Community

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How can data analytics contribute to the humanitarian sector? What are the main challenges that a data analyst or data scientist faces when engaging with the humanitarian community?

We are very excited to have Daniele Castellana talk about these questions, drawing on his ample experience working in the humanitarian sector. Daniele will talk for about 30 minutes after which there will be plenty of time for discussion.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Title: Data Analytics at the Service of the Humanitarian Community

Abstract: How can data analytics contribute to the humanitarian sector? What are the main challenges that a data analyst or data scientist faces when engaging with the humanitarian community? Drawing from his experience at MapAction and at the Centre for Humanitarian Data, Daniele Castellana will address these questions and talk through some of the projects he has recently been working on.

Bio: Daniele Castellana works as a Data Scientist for MapAction (https://mapaction.org/), a non-governmental organisation specialised in providing mapping for humanitarian emergencies. As part of his role, he is seconded at the UN OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data (https://centre.humdata.org/), where he collaborates with the Predictive Analytics team. Daniele received a PhD in Climate Physics from Utrecht University in 2020, after his studies in Theoretical Physics. He is also part of the Refugee Wellbeing and Integration Initiative (RWII), a data-driven initiative active in refugee integration policy.

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This event is organized by CorrelAid Nederland and cross-posted from https://www.meetup.com/correlaid-netherlands/events/288643639/.

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