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Humanitarianism in the network age

Humanitarianism in the network age including world humanitarian data & trends 2012 Here is a good overview about network age impact on humanitarian Aid. A report related to our panel discussion: What’s App: Innovation and New Technologies Improving the Effectiveness of Humanitarian Action – Myth or Fact? It focuses on organizations that are embracing changes… continue

An Innovative way of Humanitarian Assistance using Mobile Money Transfer in Bangladesh

An Innovative way of Humanitarian Assistance using Mobile Money Transfer in Bangladesh By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock YouTube… continue

Innovative Use of Technology for Humanitarian Media Aid – Internews Network

In 2010, Internews Network committed to deepening the innovative use of new technologies in its future emergency and humanitarian media response programs, enabling disaster-affected populations better access to humanitarian media information. By introducing these technologies to areas with a higher perceived risk prior to either a disease outbreak or natural disaster, its goal is to… continue

One more tragedy and the biggest loss of life since the European Union took over patrols in the Mediterranean in January

The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean – in which as many as 300 migrants are feared dead after trying to cross rough seas from Libya to Italy in inflatable rafts — has reignited debate over Europe’s response to the migrant crisis. Late Sunday, two Italian Coast Guard patrol boats braved gale force winds and 25-foot… continue

Risks of the Network Age

The Network Age offers a range of opportunities to humanitarian organizations, but there are also several risks which are described in the paper “Humanitarianism in the Network Age”: Accuracy and Utility If the basic data is wrong, the decisions based on the analysis of that data will reflect those errors and can lead to incorrect… continue

Opportunities to humanitarianism of the Network Age

(source: Humanitarianism in the Networking Age) The networking age offers a variety of opportunities to humanitarianism, but what kind of risks does it pose?… continue

Role of social media during the 2010 Haiti earthquake

Role of social media in disaster management

The role of social media in disaster management became galvanized during the world response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. During the immediate aftermath, much of what people around the world were learning about the earthquake originated from social media sources. Social media became the new forum for collective intelligence, social convergence, and community activism.(Source:… continue

The Role of Social Networks in the Philippines

“On 6 August 2012, Kassy Pajarillo issued an urgent appeal on the social network Twitter: her mother and grandmother were trapped by surging floodwaters in the Filipino capital, Manila, could anybody help? Within minutes, emergency responders hat dispatched a military truck, and her family was saved. Kassy was one of thousands of people that day… continue

Social Media & Humanitarian Response

8 key uses of professional social networking include: Creating new real-world contacts Building communities (interest groups, communities of practice, virtual centres of excellence) Crowd-sourcing (using knowledge held in the broader network to solve problems- Ushahidi is an example of a humanitarian platform which taps into the network as a resource) Information Management Information Sharing (Twitter… continue

Humanitarian space: a review of trends and issues

Samir Elhawary – Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI – presents key findings from a new report which investigated ‘humanitarian space’. This event – Report launch – Humanitarian space: a review of trends and issues – was held on the 30th April 2012 at ODI offices, London. By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s… continue