The GovLab Hosts a Webinar on Lessons Learned From Non-Traditional Data Use Amid COVID-19

On Friday, December 2nd, 2022, The GovLab with the support of the Knight Foundation hosted a webinar reviewing the use of non-traditional data during a pandemic crisis. During the hour and half session, Dr. Stefaan Verhulst–Co-Founder and Chief R&D at The GovLab–presented the major takeaways from The GovLab’s report, The #Data4COVID19 Review. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Verhulst with domain experts:

The discussion explored how the use of non-traditional data increased during COVID-19 and key learnings from prominent use cases. Below we provide the highlights from the discussion:

Following the panel discussion, The GovLab shared two primers summarizing the key takeaways from our #Data4COVID19 Review report. The first primer explains what we mean by non-traditional data. It summarizes the main types and sources of non-traditional data used during COVID-19 and key use cases from around the world. The second primer discusses key takeaways from those non-traditional data use cases and actions to accelerate the responsible use of non-traditional data during crisis situations.

The recording of the webinar can be found below:

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