The key takeaways from the panel were:
- There is a need to link the informal efforts at using open data to the more formal efforts carried out by government and big NGOs in order for open data to have a big impact. ( Look at Dar Ramani Huria- Open Street Mapping in Tanzania )
- Disaster risk data should be open by default, accessible, licensed and documented, co-created and communicated in ways that meets needs of diverse users. ( Check out Think Hazard! ).
- Open data can, and needs to be, used to identify risks BEFORE the disaster strikes.
Does any one know of examples of open data use in low capacity environments?