Battling Hunger in the Horn of Africa

Closing the Loop: Open Data for Resilience

At a recent roundtable on building resilience to natural hazards and climate change, leaders of humanitarian organizations expressed the need for collaboration around open data.

Explore pre-made maps, and those made by website users, on such things as rainfall variation, famine affected areas,flood hazards,topography, road networks, World Bank projects and much more

Use the data contained on this site to create your own custom visualizations. The maps you make can be embedded in other websites, printed, or shared via email.

Data for the Horn

In order to build resilience to disasters in a changing climate, policy-makers and the public must have access to the accurate and up to date information. The Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) is a global partnership that seeks to build data sharing programs along with the capacity and tools to use data to make more informed decisions.

The purpose of this platform is to facilitate open access to geospatial information, data and knowledge sources, about the ongoing response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. This site is the result of collaboration between development agencies, humanitarian organizations, and technology developers and can be used by anyone to access or upload data and visualize the information contained within.