Courageous Change for Change Makers

Frontiers in Digital Humanitarianism-Part 2

Episode Summary

In this episode, I continue to unpack and discuss the long term implications of WFP’s ultimatum in Yemen. This time, I have the joy of talking with Linnet Taylor and Aaron Martin of the Global Data Justice Project at the Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands.

Episode Notes

In this episode, I continue to unpack and discuss the long term implications of WFP’s ultimatum in Yemen. This time, I have the joy of talking with Linnet Taylor and Aaron Martin of the Global Data Justice Project at the Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands.

Many humanitarian agencies are going more and more digital with the hope that technology will help them achieve greater impact at a lower cost. This combined with other forces is changing humanitarian aid as we used to know it and agencies are facing new decisions and trade offs. The ultimatum issued by WFP in the very complex context of Yemen is an example of this. We unpack some of the complexities of the situation, but also identify questions humanitarian agencies of all sizes need to be asking as they go more digital.

Links from the show:

Global Data Justice Project
Dr. Linnet Taylor
Aaron Martin, Phd.
UK’s  Information Commissioner’s (ICO) guidance on use of Legitimate interest

Articles on the situation in Yemen: