OCHA +5 Symposium


Global Symposium +5 ‘Information for Humanitarian Action’ took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from the 22 – 26 October 2007 at the Palais des Nations. Its purpose was to bring together a community of practice on humanitarian information and shared knowledge.

I attended as a Special Advisor of the ICT4Peace Foundation, but the following posts are a collection of thoughts in my individual capacity.

Presentation to the plenary on in my capacity as Special Advisor to the ICT4Peace Foundation

Thoughts on the Innovation Working Group at +5 Symposium

Ethics and information protection

Peacebuilding, Complex Political Emergencies (CPEs) and humanitarian aid systems design

New media and its impact on humanitarian aid

Other key articles related to +5 Symposium themes


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