Flowminder engages with the International Data Responsibility Group by participating in a workshop to emphasise the potential of modern data streams. These data streams include the anonymised CDRs produced by mobile network operators (MNOs), with which Flowminder works extensively.
As affirmed by the International Data Responsibility Group, “Flowminder has been one of the front-runners in developing new analytical methods to solve critical gaps in public health.” The Leiden 2015 conference provided an opportunity for these front-runners and thought leaders to explore data-driven solutions to humanitarian challenges. Dr. Bengtsson used operational case studies to demonstrate how, with the right expertise and methods, a variety of humanitarian data streams (such as CDRs and satellite imagery) can be used to provide complex analytical insights into ongoing health challenges. Other themes included the protection of private data, access to governmental data streams, and civic data streams.