Flowminder chairman Erik Wetter facilitated United Nations University (UNU) Resilience Academy sessions focused around the use of big data techniques, and how they can be applied to population mobility and livelihood tipping points.
The UNU Resilience Academy "provide[s] a platform for connecting communities of expertise (early phase practitioners, academics and policy analysts), examining livelihood resilience in the face of extreme weather events and slow-onset environmental changes." Participants came to the topic of resilience from a very high level of experience, with many attendees at PhD level, or with equivalent experience. Erik Wetter was selected to facilitate the Resilience Academy cohort in Savar, Bangladesh, as part of a group of 25 researchers and practitioners from 15 countries.
Original article: Resilience Academy Bulletin