RSIS-ICRC Data Governance and Protection in Humanitarian Action Workshop 2021

The Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-hosted a virtual workshop to discuss the relationship between data protection and humanitarian action with a focus on digital identity, artificial intelligence, and information-sharing platforms. This workshop brought together different stakeholders from humanitarian organisations working on innovation, academia, tech companies, civil society, data protection authorities, and line ministries. The participants had a healthy discussion about salient issues such as opportunities for humanitarian groups to incorporate digital identities in their work, practical and ethical challenges surrounding the use of AI and Machine Learning, and the state of information sharing in the region.