Dear Community,

On Thursday 16 November the IATI Secretariat hosted its fifth Virtual Community Exchange (VCE5). With over 170 participants and 9 sessions we look back at a great virtual community-event with a lot of positive discussions and online engagement. Special thanks to all 29 speakers, and to all of you for participating at the VCE5. 

We hope to welcome you all at our next (in-person) community-event, the IATI Members' Assembly & Community Exchange between 23-25 April in Bogotá, Colombia. Stay up-to-date by following this event-page, invitations will follow soon. 


  • Recordings - if you want to (re-)watch the VCE5-sessions, please find the recordings on the VCE5 Zoom Event Space (here) or on Youtube (here). 
  • Survey - to keep improving future IATI Events we encourage all VCE-participants to fill-out a short VCE5-Survey (by Friday 1 December COB). Your feedback is invaluable as we prepare for IATIs Members' Assembly & Community Exchange, 23-25 April 2024. 

Go to English / French / Spanish survey.


VCE5 Highlights - please find below main takeaways and/or presentations of VCE5-sessions. 

Disclaimer: below information will still be updated, click 'Follow Content' at the top of this page to receive notifications.

  • Opening VCE5
    • Launch of (complete) IATI Virtual Training for Civil Society
    • Confirmation by APC-Colombia of location for next IATI Members' Assembly & Community Exchange: Bogotá, Colombia - 23-25 April 2024. Invitations will follow shortly - follow this Event-Page to stay up-to-date; 
    • Click here to watch the session

  • Enhancing Global Food Security and Nutrition Response Tracking. By: Global Alliance for Food Security (presentation slide-deck); 
    • Access presentation slide-deck
    • To address challenges in tracking responses to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) crises, an enhancement in access to up-to-date information is necessary. GAFS and IATI are collaborating to develop a comprehensive framework for tracking FNS contingency financing; 
    • To steward this process GAFS wishes to launch and lead an IATI Community of Practice on Food and Nutrition Security, and host a quarterly community-meeting for those interested. Please email connect@iatistandard.org to learn more; 
    • Click here to watch the session

  • Data Use Fireside Chat. By Charlie Ngounou (AfroLeadership, facilitator), Claire Provost (investigative journalist), Siem Vaessen (Zimmerman), Julia Goldman (University of São Paulo); 
    • The nature of IATI data and tools allows for important real-world application and impact. However, targeted training and work on the data Standard itself is needed to increase the usability of data; 
      • See here for demo of Dataxplorer by Zimmerman;
    • Click here to watch the session

  • You Never Work Alone (but how visible is this?)
    • Presentation (will be added shortly); 


  • Visualising IATI Country Data. By the Open Data Company; 
    • Access presentation slide-deck;
    • There is interest in the IATI community to further develop an enhanced version of a country dashboard or portal that encompasses multiple metrics and disaggregations (incl. on subnational level and link-up to SDGs). Further attention and investment is needed in developing such a tool.
    • Click here to watch the session


In case you have any further questions or comments related to the VCE5, or future IATI Events, please reach out to the IATI Secretariat via sander.hees@undp.org. 

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