Transformation 6:

Undergoing a digital transformation

7 Transformations

The consultations indicate seven potential transformations that the IFRC network will need to embrace in order to rise to the 5 global challenges

A more effective integration of digital and emerging technology, skills and digital culture will enable the organization to harness the collective intelligence of the network and democratize access to information. It will allow us to experiment with a wider range of emerging technology that can drive greater efficiency and impact in our work. It will allow us to develop into a learning organization and network, benefit from its experience and insight, powered by innovative leaders and partners who are committed to promoting cultures of experimentation and learning.

The tremendous potential of emerging technologies and information sources can drive greater social change and impact through new functionalities and services, better predictive modelling, greater insights into emerging vulnerability and risks, and enhanced performance,

These opportunities are accompanied by important, emerging risks that the network must be aware of and seek joint solutions to. Emerging risks include digital ethics, data protection, information security, data access and rights, digital poverty, digital isolation, cyberwarfare, inherent biases in technological tools and the reality of the digital divide. Implications of these emerging risks on people, communities, and the organisational infrastructure will be far-reaching, and require a concentrated effort to mitigate risks across the private sector, governments, and civil society.

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7 Transformations

The consultations indicate seven potential transformations that the IFRC network will need to embrace in order to rise to the 5 global challenges

A more effective integration of digital and emerging technology, skills and digital culture will enable the organization to harness the collective intelligence of the network and democratize access to information. It will allow us to experiment with a wider range of emerging technology that can drive greater efficiency and impact in our work. It will allow us to develop into a learning organization and network, benefit from its experience and insight, powered by innovative leaders and partners who are committed to promoting cultures of experimentation and learning.

The tremendous potential of emerging technologies and information sources can drive greater social change and impact through new functionalities and services, better predictive modelling, greater insights into emerging vulnerability and risks, and enhanced performance,

These opportunities are accompanied by important, emerging risks that the network must be aware of and seek joint solutions to. Emerging risks include digital ethics, data protection, information security, data access and rights, digital poverty, digital isolation, cyberwarfare, inherent biases in technological tools and the reality of the digital divide. Implications of these emerging risks on people, communities, and the organisational infrastructure will be far-reaching, and require a concentrated effort to mitigate risks across the private sector, governments, and civil society.

Examples of change

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1 Comment

  1. Tautala Mauala

    Communities need to go with the flow. Young people are always quick and the first group of people to understand use of technology. Use them as agents of changes to assist communities adapt to use of technology for effective response

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