Over the last four weeks I gave three lectures during Fordham University’s “International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance”. One was on the Cluster approach, one on the use of social media in emergencies and one was a case study looking at the international response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. This is the presentation on the Cluster Approach.
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The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is looking for ideas that can help improve humanitarian response and is willing to pay for them.
People sometimes ask me, who they should donate to. Below are the three organizations that I chose this year.
There’s a better than 90% chance that I’ll leave for a warm and dusty place in a couple of weeks to do information management for a UN agency. Unfortunately, I find it incredibly difficult to find an insurance that will cover me while on mission. Any leads would be extremely welcome!
Fancy going for a beer? I’ll speak at GeOnG 2012 in Chambery, France next week – the “Forum of Geographic Information for Relief & Development”. If anybody else is coming and would like to meet up, send me message on Twitter! I’ll be in Chambery as of Sunday evening. I’ll talk about how data can be used for communication and will hold a workshop on how social media can be used for situational awareness in emergencies.
This is a post in response to J.‘s “How would you make aid better?”: “Let’s imagine that you could make three changes to the state of things in the aid industry. (…) Just imagine that you could make three decisions or call for three changes and those changes would be followed through, applied across the industry.”
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I suppose getting your blog/website hacked s another rite of passage that is now behind me. What had made this so scary for me was that I myself couldn’t see the hack since the malware that had been snuck into the code only displayed text and links selectively to users and my IP, language preference or browsers didn’t meet these criteria.