IRIN podcast on use of technology in January 2010 Haiti earthquake aid effort

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UN OCHA’s IRIN news service has a podcast up that features some of my observations on the use of technology / ICTs in Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake aid efforts.

As I was speaking, I kept thinking how much had changed from the response to Cyclone Nargis just two years ago (albeit dealing with a very different political regime), and yet how much more needed to be done to fully address key points I made way back in 2006 on the use of technology / ICTs in humanitarian aid.

The direct link to the MP3 is here.

The podcast also features the extremely insightful observations of Paul Currion, really one of the best in this field. Related to what he says is this recent blog post of his.

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