Planning better disaster response with the Climate Centre

The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre is an interesting organization, tasked with advising all the different Red Cross and Red Crescent groups, whether country- or topic-based, to understand and reduce the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on vulnerable people. Some of this has to do with understanding long-term trends and shifts, some of it with training about how climate works, and some in specialized support and resources.

Humanitarian TechFest 2016 East Coast

Event Date(s): 
June 4, 2016 to June 5, 2016

HumTechFest is for those who have ever wanted to know about, or work on, disaster and humanitarian response technology from a people-first perspective. Our second #HumTechFest took place on June 4th and 5th in Cambridge, MA as a participatory and community-driven convening designed for field practitioners, media makers and storytellers, technology developers, information security practitioners, members of affected populations, researchers, and everyone in between.

When?

    Saturday and Sunday
    June 4th and 5th
    9:30am - 6:00pm both days

Where?

Those who could not make it to the East Coast were encouged to join us for a West Coast meetup on similar topics Thursday June 16th from 6p to 9p.

Agenda

Sessions

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Agenda and Sessions

The agenda was co-developed with participants, facilitators, and partners in the time leading up and during the event.

We' tried to build capacity for humanitarian aid and disaster response efforts through technology and community. This event happened the weekend before the related but different Humanitarian Technology Conference.

Topic areas which were likely to be on the agenda included...

  • Existing Response Technology Projects
  • Situational Awareness
  • Responsible Data Lifecycles
  • Easier After-Action Reports
  • Self-Care for Organizers
  • Participant-Led Sessions: More than half of the agenda were built by participants before and during the event, covering topics, tools, themes and issues proposed by those present.
  • Learning by Making: Hands-on workshops for sharing essential technology skills.

Let us know what should be on the agenda and how we can make this event more relevant and valuable for you!

2016 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

Event Date(s): 
November 16, 2016 to November 18, 2016

Dev Summit

Our 13th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit took place November 16 - 18, 2016 at Preservation Park.

Unified in our plurality of voices - Global Voices Exchange

Global Voices is "a border-less, largely volunteer community of more than 1400 writers, analysts, online media experts and translators." They've been around since 2005, weaving together locally-produced stories from all over the globe.

Dialling Up Resilience

At the end of April I was in Nairobi doing several things related to digital humanitarian response. One of these was a program called Dialling Up Resilience (yes, with two Ls in "Dialling," because it was a British-centred team), which looks at local indicators of resilience. This blog entry explores why subjectivity is important in measurement, and how technology can help us parse through subjective information and combine it with objective datasets.

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