Peter Head talks about the role of data in risk sensitive resilient development in sub saharan Africa at UNISDR’s event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

Data is also vital to make the right decisions, with innovative, transparent methods needed to gather it.

Professor Peter Head, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ecological Sequestration Trust, set out details of “resilience.io”, an open-source platform which aims to help inform decision-making by gathering satellite observation, open government and crowd-sourced economic, social and environmental data together in one place, in an understandable format.

“You have to link up with the economics of human well-being, not just the economics of GDP growth,” he said.

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