Online Course: Technology for Disaster Response

Technology for Disaster ResponseIf you are working in humanitarian emergencies and if you want to know how technology can make your work easier, then this course is for you:

Starting on 22 June, Technology for Disaster Response is a four-week online course during which we will explore different tools that are of direct use to field and headquarters staff at NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies or UN Agencies.

This course is not about unicorns and rainbows or about the next cool and shiny thing, but about tools that are actually helpful for people working in disaster response.

Among other things we will be looking at brand new examples from the Nepal response as well as lessons learned from the Ebola response, Typhoon Haiyan and many other disaster response operations.

You definitely don’t need to be a “techie” to get the most out of this course, but you should be a humanitarian aidworker with an interest in technology.

The main themes during the four weeks of the course will be:

  • Social Media in Emergencies
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Crisis Mapping
  • Mobile Technologies in Disaster Response
  • and much more!

You can find more information and the course syllabus here which is also where you can sign up.

The online course starts on 22 June. It’ll be fun!

Join now – I’m looking forward to seeing you in the course!

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