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Appendix A Agenda Workshop on Using Data Sharing to Improve Coordination in Peacebuilding of the National Academies and United States Institute of Peace May 23, 2012 U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. The goals of this workshop are to identify what needs a data-sharing system must address in order to secure the participation of other federal agencies and nonfederal organizations with a role in peacebuilding, and create more effective coordination in conflict zones. 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Goals for the Day Melanie Greenberg, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Elmer Roman, Department of Defense 9:00 a.m. Defining the Challenges of Coordination Despite rapid change in the capacity of technologies to manage and analyze data, coordination among government and nongovernment actors in peacebuilding interventions remains a challenge. Why? In this session, we will discuss the principal technological, ethical, and cultural challenges faced by peacebuilding actors as they struggle to break down the organizational information silos in which they work. 41

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42 DATA SHARING TO IMPROVE COORDINATION IN PEACEBUILDING Speakers: Robert Loftis, USIP Randy Tift, World Vision International Susanna Campbell, Columbia University Moderator: Melanie Greenberg, Alliance for Peacebuilding 10:15 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. Overcoming the Challenges to Sharing Information Across multiple crises and interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Haiti, the USG and NGO communities have improved processes for managing inter-community interaction by developing guidelines to define when and where cooperation is possible. These guidelines enable cooperation while protecting both groups' independence and security. What are the characteristics of a data-sharing process that would enable cooperative planning while securely maintaining executional autonomy? Speakers: Lisa Schirch, Eastern Mennonite University Marcia Hartwell, USIP Moderator: Melanie Greenberg, Alliance for Peacebuilding 12:15 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. Using Data for Impact Establishing the processes that allow collection and sharing of data between organizations can be costly. Furthermore, not every stakeholder in the sharing process may see the same value. Monitoring and evaluation is a crucial element of the project management process that can increase the benefits from data sharing. Can innovations in data acquisition, data analysis, and data visualization when used properly create value that positively incents broader participation in the data-sharing process? Speakers: Stephen Lowe, USDA Niall Keleher, Innovations for Poverty Action Patrick Vinck, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Moderator: Elmer Roman, Department of Defense

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APPENDIX A 43 2:30 p.m. Demonstrating Data Sharing The UNITY Platform In partnership, the Department of Defense and USAID have developed a platform for sharing unclassified planning information. By making the scope and scale of humanitarian and peacebuilding investment in a given conflict zone visible, the goal is to enable better allocation of scarce resources and thereby improve outcomes in the society receiving those resources. This session will demonstrate how even limited information sharing can positively affect intervention outcomes. Speakers: Mark Hainsey, USACE Steven Wood, Integrasure Moderator: Elmer Roman, Department of Defense 4:00 p.m. Final Thoughts Melanie Greenberg, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Elmer Roman, Department of Defense 4:30 p.m. Adjourn

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