5 Best Practices for Using Technology in Disaster Response

In Case of Fire Exit Building Before Tweeting About it

In Case of Fire Exit Building Before Tweeting About it. Photo: Arjan de Raaf

In preparation for the online course on “Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management” I will be teaching later this month, TechChange asked me to write  short blog post on five lessons I have learned about using technology in disasters.

These are the headlines:

1. Build relationships early
2. Buy smartphones for your staff
3. Use tools that the affected population is familiar with
4. Make sure your tools work offline
5. Learn Excel

You can find the complete blog post here:
http://techchange.org/2014/03/06/5-best-practices-for-using-technology-in-disaster-response/