Practical Insights on Relief for ICT4D Projects

You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

Published on: Sep 14 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 3 Comments
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, really excel in emergencies as they satisfy the first need in an emergency: provide quick, cheap, and highly local damage estimates....
How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?

How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?

Published on: Aug 31 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?
At the moment, The World Food Programme (WFP) and the wider humanitarian system are #FightingFamine in four countries. In Somalia, Yemen, North-Eastern Nigeria...
Disaster Response Partnering Guidelines For Aid Providers and Mobile Network Operators

Disaster Response Partnering Guidelines For Aid Providers and Mobile Network Operators

Published on: May 01 2017 by Jacob Korenblum - 1 Comment
  When disaster strikes, the ability to reach victims quickly, and at scale, is key to saving lives. Yet in most crisis zones, the reality is frustrating:...
Showcase Your Resilience Innovation with The Rockefeller Foundation

Showcase Your Resilience Innovation with The Rockefeller Foundation

Published on: Mar 13 2017 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on Showcase Your Resilience Innovation with The Rockefeller Foundation
Are you using digital technology to help individuals, families, communities, businesses or governments in Asia adapt to shocks and chronic stresses? If so, we want...
How IoT Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides

How IoT Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides

Published on: Feb 13 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How IoT Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides
Floods and mudslides regularly devastate El Salvador. Villagers can identify impending floods and mudslides, but they are unable to warn others in time. Rugged...
How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies

How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies

Published on: Dec 07 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies
Few technologies have undergone as radical a change as drones. Where five years ago, unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, or drones, were mainly seen as an instrument...
5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response

5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response

Published on: Aug 26 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response
When disaster strikes, real time updates about evolving crisis situations and information about those affected, including their needs and locations, are paramount...
Mine Kafon Drone: The Best ICT4D Kickstarter Ever

Mine Kafon Drone: The Best ICT4D Kickstarter Ever

Published on: Aug 22 2016 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are over 100 million land mines worldwide, and 10 people a day are killed or maimed by them. De-mining them the current way – with humans scouting for...
How ICTs Help WFP Increase Food Security in DRC

How ICTs Help WFP Increase Food Security in DRC

Published on: May 09 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How ICTs Help WFP Increase Food Security in DRC
Upheaval, uncertainty and instability are common in conflict stricken countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The World Food Programme (WFP)...
Help Build a Cash Transfer Technology Catalog

Help Build a Cash Transfer Technology Catalog

Published on: Mar 09 2016 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The number of technology tools to support digital payments and vouchers can be overwhelming, especially in humanitarian response, where time is limited and situations...