Empowering Refugees with Data
Refugee communities need tools and data to be empowered to advocate and improve government services provided in camps. The breakdown of public services in camps must to be collected, verified, and organized by communities in order to strengthen advocacy efforts aimed at improving the accountability of responsible authorities within camps. By building upon the OpenDataKit ecosystem, we've extended the ability to collect, verify, and visualize survey data for community led data collection efforts. We've built a suite of open source data verification and visualization tools that integrate with the larger ODK ecosystem and extend the ability to collect geographic and survey data. Through work with Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon, this talk will present these new tools, discuss insights into how the ODK ecosytem was extended, and share results from the project.