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FHI 360 and USAID open application process for the Harnessing Data for Resilience Recognition Award

March 01, 2016

The Harnessing Data for Resilience Recognition Award, offered by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and FHI 360 (through the mSTAR project), seeks to identify and highlight promising examples of both existing case studies and new approaches that use advances in data and technology to build resilience at the individual, community, regional or national level, with deployments in South/Southeast Asia or the Pacific. Innovative uses of real-time data, open data, big data, citizen-generated data and sensor-generated data are all of particular interest. 

Go to the website to apply. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. Bangkok time.

Applicants may apply for either of these two award categories:

  • Impact Demonstration — Applicants for this category should have already deployed their solution and be able to share some impact.
  • Early Stage Innovations — Applicants for this category should have at least a minimum viable product or pilot, although may not yet have any substantive impact to share.

Eligible applicants include individuals, organizations, companies or governments that have developed an approach to using data to improve resilience (e.g., environment, disaster risk management, planning and governance, poverty reduction or urban conditions) in Asia. Applications may involve multiple partner organizations.

Up to five finalists will be selected from each category. Finalists will be invited to present their work at the Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit May 10–11, 2016, in Bangkok, Thailand. The summit will be attended by USAID staff from across Asia and representatives from other donors, nongovernmental organizations, technology companies, private-sector firms, academia and others. Finalists will receive a paid trip to Bangkok for one representative. In addition, winners will be publicized regionally and globally through press releases and social media posts by USAID and FHI 360.