Improved humanitarian response through better data.

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Our Background

Data Friendly Space (DFS) was created in 2018 and is a U.S. based non-profit organisation. The main objective of DFS is to improve information management and analysis capacity, tools and processes in the humanitarian and development community in order to enable better informed and more targeted assistance.

DFS staff is composed of experts from the humanitarian information management and analysis field who specialize in real time secondary data review and development of humanitarian apps that support timely extraction of information from large volumes of unstructured data.

If you’d like to learn more about DFS, click on the link above to download our portfolio.

DFS staff is closely linked to the DEEP initiative ( and part of the benefits from DFS contracts directly contribute to the maintenance and further development of DEEP.

Our Team

Ewan Oglethorpe

Executive Director

Laura Bowser

Director of Operations

Staisha Perry

Administrative Manager

Stephen Weir

Director of Finance

Valentin Pistorozzi

Development Director

Katie Godwin

Communications Officer

Patrice Chataigner

Assessment & Analysis Advisor

Josh Woodard

Senior Technical Advisor

Mariam Asatryan

UI UX Advisor

Matthew Smawfield

Visualization Developer

Bishal Timilsina

Software Developer

Our Board

David Oglethorpe

Board Member

Shaelyn Hanes

Board Member

Renée Wells

Board Member

Our Partner Organizations.

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