Data responsibility in humanitarian action is the safe, ethical and effective management of personal and non-personal data for operational response. It is a critical issue for the humanitarian system to address and the stakes are high. Ensuring we ‘do no harm’ while maximizing the benefits of data requires collective action that extends across all levels of the humanitarian system. Humanitarians must be careful when handling data to avoid placing already vulnerable individuals and communities at further risk.
This document was developed by IASC Results Group 1 on Operational Response. The Terms of Reference spell out the purpose, scope, methodology and timeline of the Review of the Implementation of the IASC Protection Policy, which will be commissioned in 2021.
This note lays out the agreed Priority Areas of Work for the IASC Results Groups covering the 2020.
The IASC Results Groups have been encouraged to be concrete in their deliverables, to focus on activities that will have the most impact on field effectiveness, will support IASC Principals’ with their decisions and/or advocacy efforts, promise the highest return for investment, and are inclusive; ensuring systematic engagement with key relevant IASC and non-IASC inter-agency structures.
As the IASC Results Groups have embarked upon their initial Priority Areas of Work for 2019, the scope and ownership of their priorities have evolved to reflect the specificities of the tasks and deliverables. The living document below will be intermittently updated to reflect changes in the Priority Areas of Work of Results Group 1 in order to best deliver against their IASC Strategic Priorities.