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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Data Playbook

Posted on: July 4, 2022

Six years in development, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Solferino Academy has launched the Data Playbook v1, "a social learning toolkit to help people along the data journey. There are 10 modules and 120 brief exercises, games, scenarios, slides, and checklists to help teams improve their data skills. We embedded data protection and responsible data use across all the contents.

The Data playbook is like a Swiss knife for any organisation that wants to strengthen its data capacity. It contains versatile and comprehensive building blocks to support your organisation’s data journey."

V1 was created for and by RCRC volunteers and staff. The Playbook cites the Responsible Data Forum, School of Data, Aspiration, Centre for Humanitarian Data, and Fabriders in the credit and on applicable contents.

What you'll find:

  • 120 remixable exercises, games, scenarios, checklists and slides
  • Sessions designed for 30 minutes to 1 hour team discussions & activities
  • PDF and editable formats

List of Data Playbook modules

Overview:

"The playbook approach uses a ‘pick-and-choose’ model rather than something to be ‘read and used’ from cover to cover in a sequential order. It is for teams to improve their data skills. There is a guiding table of contents for the whole Playbook. Each module also has a ‘cover page’ to give you guidance on how to use the content in the module, and sometimes, across modules. We also created some draft ‘curriculum /workshop templates’ to demonstrate how various teams might use the playbook as part of their planning for individual workshops or even over months at a time.

We have sequenced Data Playbook Modules from 1 to 10. A project team or trainer could follow this sequence if they were on a journey of discovering how to utilise data to strengthen the effectiveness of humanitarian action.

All the exercises, slide decks, and handouts are organised in the Data Playbook by topical modules. They are discreet pieces and each could be used on its own Each exercise and handout has a unique identifier to help you find them. Each item was created and reviewed by RCRC colleagues. Most of the content has been tested throughout the last 5 years."

5 steps to build a learning session with your team/organization

  1. Talk with your team and make a plan
  2. Download, translate and revise the content
  3. Modify and add your own examples
  4. Organize your team meeting or workshop
  5. Give the IFRC team feedback on how you used the Data Playbook and how you modified it

More information:

Watch this overview to learn more:

and this video for information about how to get started: "There are multiple ways to use the playbook. You can use specific exercises or modules or you can review example workshop templates. We highly recommend you modify the content to suit your needs."

Download the entire Playbook (701 pages) (24 MB):

Red Cross Red Crescent Data Playbook v1

Summary

Six years in development, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Solferino Academy has launched the Data Playbook v1, "a social learning toolkit to help people along the data journey. There are 10 modules and 120 brief exercises, games, scenarios, slides, and checklists to help teams improve their data skills. We embedded data protection and responsible data use across all the contents."
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