[CODATA-international] Final Plenary Session: Keynote from Antoine Flahault and Panel on Data in Crisis Reduction and Response

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu Dec 3 10:53:26 EST 2020

*Taking place at 11:00-13:00 UTC on Friday 4 December, this final double
plenary session will explore the role of FAIR data in crisis reduction and
response, with a specific focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.*

*Please join the plenary from the **session description*
the **Virtual Attendee Hub*
The link to access the plenary session will appear 5 minutes before it

you have not already done so, register for the FAIR Confergence Symposium
at https://bit.ly/FAIRCONVERGE1 <https://bit.ly/FAIRCONVERGE1> using the

The global sanitary crisis has demonstrated the importance of science-based
policy, notwithstanding the complex interplay of science advice and policy
in the context of multiple-criteria decision-making. The importance of
accurate, real-time data sharing and rigorous scientific transparency have
been underlined, and the realisation of these desiderata depends in turn on
sound data stewardship and the FAIR principles.

The keynote from Prof. Antoine Flahault on *‘Precision Epidemic Forecasting
using Critical Data’* will be followed by a panel discussing numerous
aspects of the role of FAIR data in disaster risk reduction and response,
covering epidemics and other hazards.

We are privileged to welcome Antoine Flahault as our keynote speaker.  He
is Director of the Institute of Global Health at the Université de Genève
<https://www.unige.ch/medecine/isg/en/staff/antoine-flahault/> and an
eminent epidemiologist. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been a
prominent scientific and epidemiological commentator, making the case for
the specific, detailed and nuanced application of data and science in the
response to the sanitary crisis.

<https://codata.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Virginia.png>The plenary
session and panel will be chaired by Prof. Virginia Murray, Senior Public
Health Adviser COVID-19 and Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction at
Public Health England.  Virginia is also a member of the CODATA Executive
Committee <https://codata.org/about-codata/executive-committee/> and has
been leading the International Science Council and UNDRR review of hazard
definitions and classifications

*The panel that follows will discuss data in crisis reduction and response.*

Each panellist has made a short pre-recording and we encourage you to
view these
in advance of the plenary:

   - Peter Gluckman, President Elect, International Science Council and
   former Chief Science Advisor to the Government of New Zealand
   - Priyanka Pillai, University of Melbourne, co-chair RDA COVID-19
   Working Group <https://vimeo.com/483791937>
   - Mirjam van Reisen, lead of the Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN) –
   Africa and Asia Network <https://vimeo.com/484746766>
   - Bapon Fakhruddin, Technical Director Disaster Risk Reduction and
   Climate Resilient Tonkin+Taylor and chair of the CODATA TG on FAIR Data for
   Disaster Risk Reduction <https://vimeo.com/482288067>
   - Chifundo Kanjala, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
   Building FAIR data infrastructure for population health research in Africa


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