10 Humanitarian Aid Organizations Using ICT4D to Help Refugees

10 Humanitarian Aid Organizations Using ICT4D to Help Refugees

Published on: Mar 29 2023 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Humanitarian aid organizations use ICT4D tools with refugees to provide displaced people with many lifesaving services. Education, healthcare, livelihoods, protection, and social cohesion are all more efficient with digital...
3 Ways USAID Cybersecurity Team is Improving Resilience

3 Ways USAID Cybersecurity Team is Improving Resilience

Published on: Feb 08 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In January 2022, an unprecedented data breach rocked the international humanitarian community. The personal information of over 500,000 International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) beneficiaries — including victims...
Lessons Learned as the First Global Humanitarian Partner for TikTok

Lessons Learned as the First Global Humanitarian Partner for TikTok

Published on: Dec 26 2019 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
The IFRC / TikTok story started only 10 months ago when our Red Cross video guy and trend-spotter Damien Naylor suggested we take a look at the shiny new platform that was topping the charts of mobile downloads. Our team,...
Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Published on: Jul 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Can embedding Internet of Things (IoT) like connected buttons, sensors or other devices in development programmes complement how we collect data and help us solve problems faster? DFID and the Frontier Technologies Hub want...
The Tension Between Speed and Scale in Successful Social Innovations

The Tension Between Speed and Scale in Successful Social Innovations

Published on: Feb 19 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the invitation of FHI360 and Cisco, the Red Cross recently presented early insights from our experience introducing fire-detecting sensors across two informal settlements in Kenya and South Africa. To help illustrate...
A Vision for Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs

A Vision for Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs

Published on: Mar 25 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on A Vision for Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs
Linda Raftree and I are proud to present the culmination of a global dialogue series organized by the American Red Cross and IFRC: A Vision for the Humanitarian Use of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs. Last year, the...
Please RSVP Now: How Can Technology Improve Disaster Response?

Please RSVP Now: How Can Technology Improve Disaster Response?

Published on: Mar 13 2015 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: How Can Technology Improve Disaster Response?
Natural disasters are impossible to avoid, but thankfully recovery time and management have become easier due to the improvements in innovative technologies. As aid organizations gain more access to dynamic tools and Internet...
ICTs in Disaster Management: Join Our Twitter Chat Today at Noon EDT

ICTs in Disaster Management: Join Our Twitter Chat Today at Noon EDT

Published on: Jul 18 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - Comments Off on ICTs in Disaster Management: Join Our Twitter Chat Today at Noon EDT
Destruction, disaster, and drones. ICTs have been helping communities recover from natural disasters for many years, but how effective are they?  What can we do to be more prepared for the future? And how can we better...
Twitter Chat on July 18th: ICTs in Disaster Management

Twitter Chat on July 18th: ICTs in Disaster Management

Published on: Jul 11 2014 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
Natural disasters hit communities around the world leaving paths of destruction that often take years to rebuild. ICTs are used to manage relief efforts, but how effective are they? Where can they improve in both warning...