We are a humanitarian data-preparedness organisation leveraging local expertise to mitigate the effects of disasters.
Why a Data- Preparedness Organisation?
"Accurate data is the lifeblood of good policy and decision-making. Obtaining it, and sharing it across hundreds of organizations, in the middle of a humanitarian emergency, is complicated and time-consuming – but it is absolutely crucial."
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
With an emphasis on the local organisations, who are the first responders, we focus on having data ready before the occurrence of a disaster, thereby saving lives through preparedness and efficient response.
Localising humanitarian response is a process of recognising, respecting and strengthening the leadership by local authorities and the capacity of local civil society in humanitarian action, in order to better address the needs of affected populations and to prepare national actors for future humanitarian responses.
Localising the response, OECD, 2017
At the start of 2021, we estimate that just 51 percent of relevant, complete crisis data is available across 27 humanitarian operations.
The State of Open Humanitarian Data 2021
Investment in disaster prevention and preparedness is less than 6% of the total humanitarian aid budget despite several studies proving the cost-effectiveness of humanitarian prevention.
Global Assessment report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 - UNDRR
VALERIE FRENAY-UN RCO Burundi
"Partnering with Fields data, which is an NGO not implementing its own projects in the country, ensures a certain objectivity in their reporting since they do not find themselves in conflict of interest trying to position themselves in a specific sector."