Adjacent Fields > Tech for public challenges > Disaster response and humanitarian tech - (65)

There's a long tradition of volunteer technologists rallying to aid communities in the aftermath of a disaster or humanitarian crisis. Many of the problems and solutions, such as managing skilled volunteers remotely, apply to other domains in the Civic Tech Field Guide. See also: Participatory Aid.

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Flood Light

Ushahidi instance crowdsourcing the flood-related data from the 2022 Floods in Pakistan.

Cine ce face (Who does what)

”Cine ce face” is an information project through which citizens can get a clear and accurate picture of the roles of various institutional actors in case of an emergency. (formerly Disaster Response and Open Homes)

Airbnb encourages hosts to donate their shelter in times of need, and is now spinning the program out as a formal non-profit.

Humanitarian Data and Trust Initiative

How can humanitarian organizations, states, civil society, academia and the private sector join forces to maximize the benefits of technology and humanitarian data while minimizing the risks of doing harm? The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Government of Switzerland, and the OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data have launched the Humanitarian Data and Trust Initiative (HDTI) to explore this question and advance the protection and responsible use of data in humanitarian action.

DigitHarium by ICRC

A global forum to discuss and debate digital transformation within the humanitarian sector, with a focus on data protection laws and humanitarian protection, policy, ethics and action.

Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map

The Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map is a crowdsourced effort to map, document and verify information in order to provide reliable information for policymakers and journalists of the on-the-ground and online situation in and around Ukraine.

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