The stakeholders we interviewed widely agreed that taking a forward-looking and proactive approach to human rights technology would better enable modeling of future states of play.
The Humanitarian Technology Festival session list will be co-developed with participants, facilitators, and partners in the time leading up and during the Festival.
The agenda will be designed and facilitated using Aspiration's unique participatory model, in an environment where powerpoint slides are discouraged and dialog and collaboration drive the learning.
Sessions likely to be on the agenda include...
The following is the agenda for the Humanitarian TechFest 2016 happening on June 4th and 5th in Cambridge, MA.
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
9:30 - Coffee and light breakfast
10:00 - Opening Circle
The event will start with introductions and welcomes, an overview of the agenda and guidelines, and announcements.
10:30 - Interactive Plenary
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.