Disaster Management Events

Crowdsourcing for Disaster and Humanitarian Response

May 03, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The cycle of response and preparedness of data work together hand in hand. Over the past year Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has worked on the ground in Haiti and Indonesia while responding to disasters remotely. These methodologies are complementary and can be utilized to have up to date basemap data both after a disaster and preparing in areas at risk of one.

Integrating Official and Crowdsourced Crisis Information

April 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Dr. Sophia B. Liu will discuss the opportunities and challenges with integrating official and crowdsourced crisis information based on the response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake and what has happened since this catastrophe, which was the tipping point for crowdsourcing and social media use in the crisis domain. Specifically, Dr. Liu will unpack the different interface challenges at the social, technological, organizational, and political levels. She will also discuss the meaning of "socially distributed curation" and its application to information management in the emergency domain.
Webcast
Podcast

Addressing Gender-Based Violence Across Humanitarian Development in Haiti

November 15, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The earthquake in Haiti hit the most vulnerable -- particularly women and girls -- the hardest. Within the first week, reports of sexual violence emerged, as did stories of women and girls struggling to access assistance and living in crowded and unsafe camps. Now, almost one year later, hear from the organizations that remain in place and are gauging their success while also offering innovative solutions.
Webcast

Social Media in Emergency Management: Transforming the Response Enterprise

November 10, 2011 // 8:30am10:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Please join us on November 10th for a panel and roundtable discussion that will feature findings and recommendations from the CNA report, 2011 Social Media + Emergency Management Camp: Transforming the Response Enterprise. Panelists from the emergency management community, private sector, government, and the digital volunteer community will discuss the report and offer policy and research recommendations for moving forward with the adoption, integration, and practice of social media in emergency management.
Webcast

Private Sector Innovation for Emergency Communications

November 01, 2011 // 4:30pm6:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The national public safety broadband network will provide interoperable voice and data communications for emergency responders nationwide, and an opportunity to leverage mission critical technologies, such as geospatial and social media, that will dramatically enhance the way public safety prepares for and responds to emergencies. Closing the gap between the emergency responders and private sector innovators is vital to achieving the full potential of the national public safety broadband network.
Webcast

Fixing Haiti: MINUSTAH and Beyond

October 19, 2011 // 8:30am11:00am
Latin American Program
Panelists will discuss Haiti's decades of complex political crises and severe social problems, as well as the current government's plans for the future.
Webcast

Humanitarian Response in a Time of Mass Collaboration and Networked Intelligence

October 04, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Gisli Olafsson, Emergency Response Director of NetHope, will discuss how digital age technologies, like social media, are revolutionizing the way humanitarian response will be conducted in the future.

Did You Feel It? Social Media for Earthquake Science and Response

September 27, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The U.S. Geological Survey’s “Did You Feel It?” (DYFI) system allows people who experience an earthquake to go online and share information about its effects, thus helping to create a map of shaking intensities and damage. After a decade of operational experience with the DYFI system for citizen-based science, Dr. David Wald will discuss lessons learned, including how they apply to other social media (e.g., Twitter) and volunteer-based methods for earthquake detection.
Webcast

Liability and Reliability Of Crowdsourced and Volunteered Information for Disaster Management

August 30, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The rapid rate of innovation and adoption of technology, especially mobile technology, by citizens and first-responders alike has the potential to enable a greater level of community preparedness not previously possible. This panel will explore the potential benefits and reliability of crowdsourced and volunteered information for disaster management.

Crowd and Crown: Policy Issues in Social Media for International Crisis Response

June 14, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Crowdsourcing and crisis mapping have opened new approaches to making sense of crises. Yet these new technologies raise unanswered questions. John Crowley, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University, discusses the development of policies to connect the crowd to the traditional institutions that respond to emergencies.

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