Data Responsibility and AAP in Humanitarian Action

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14 Aug 2023
Accountability to affected populations (AAP)

Accountability to Affected People (AAP) is a collective approach that puts the needs and interests of people at the center of humanitarian action. It is based on a commitment to take account of, give account to, and be held to account by the people humanitarians seek to assist. Humanitarians do this through a range of activities, and increasingly use digital channels to engage with communities. Data responsibility is critical to ensuring that data management activities do not harm affected people.

The Centre has developed a Guidance Note to help identify common data-related benefits and risks related to AAP. It explains how humanitarians can implement actions from the IASC Operational Guidance on Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action to ensure accountability and offers examples of joint approaches to this work.