For the past 2 years, IFRC has been on an internal journey to improve data literacy across teams, sectors, the IFRC Secretariat, and within National Societies. Data skills and data readiness improve our ability to use and obtain information to support and improve our decision-making. We are leaving people behind by not being equitable in the application of data skills, technology and the potential opportunities this brings.
With 100s of contributors across regions, languages, and expertise, we have designed, piloted and tested the content. Our methods were following the innovation principles with human-centered design. We have curated and co-created content to support and to improve IFRC's data readiness. The Data Playbook Beta project is a prototype of social learning designed on modularized pick-and-choose model for 30 minute to 1 hour conversations or lunch and learns. Playbooks are designed to be guided by the users and leaders to decide what 'activity' or 'action' best suits the given need. This is very much in line with our goal to localize humanitarian response while supporting data literacy. The aim is to be 'introduction' to data and complementary tool to existing content. It will not rewrite data science or data protection manuals. The Data Playbook beta is less of an instruction manual or guide and more of a collection of short, interactive and social content.
Social Learning Recipe book
The Data Playbook Beta is a recipe book or exercise book with examples, best practices, how to's, session plans, training materials, matrices, scenarios, and resources. The data playbook will provide resources for National Societies to develop their literacy around data, including responsible data use and data protection. The content aims to be visual, remixable, collaborative, useful, and informative. There are nine modules, 65 pieces of content, and a methodology for sharing curriculum across all the sectors and networks. Material has been compiled, piloted, and tested in collaboration with many contributors from across IFRC and National Societies. Each module has a recipe that puts our raw materials in suggested steps to reach a learning objective. To help support you in creating your own recipe, we also include a listing of 'ingredients' for a topic, organised by type: