Sarah Telford is the lead for OCHA’s Centre for Humanitarian Data based in The Hague. The Centre is focused on increasing the use and impact of data in the humanitarian sector. In this role, she oversees a global open data platform, the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Sarah has been with OCHA for over 15 years. Prior to joining OCHA, Sarah worked for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in the Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department in London. She has also worked with UNICEF in New York and Afghanistan, the UN mission in Afghanistan, and the International Medical Corps in Iraq. She began her career with the UN as a press officer with the Department of Public Information in New York.