Saturday 2 April 2011, 13:30-14:50, Auditoire Droits de l'Homme
University of Geneva, Switzerland
New technologies and open engagement have had a powerful effect on the way in which organisations respond to crises. As the world faces new threats, greater access to these technologies will be vital to more rapid humanitarian response. Combining a concern for humanity and technological innovation can create incredible results that save lives and empower people to create change in their communities. Now more than ever, disaster relief operations and development efforts require that we leverage real-time information and open collaboration. Learn how emerging technologies in crisis mapping, crowd sourcing and mobile communications have changed the humanitarian landscape and what the implications are on the ground.
Edward Happ, Global CIO, IFRC and Chairman of Nethope
Anahi Ayala Iacucci, New Media Consultant and Crisis Mapper
Sreenath Sreenivasan, Professor of Digital Technology at Columbia University School of Journalism
Rahaf Harfoush , Author and Associate Director of the Technology Pioneers at World Economic Forum.