ICT4Peace and Humanitarian FOSS featured in PeaceIT!


The latest issue of Peace IT!, a journal for conflict and crisis management professionals published by the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) is out and can be downloaded here. The journal explores how ICTs can be used effectively to prevent, manage and resolve crisis to the benefit of peace and security.

This issue features an article on ICT4Peace I wrote in my capacity as Special Advisor to the ICT4Peace Foundation on the launch of ICT4Peace: An International Process for Conflict Management at the United Nations, New York, on 15th November 2007.

The issue also contains an excellent essay by Chamindra de Silva on Humanitarian FOSS, a field of research and practice that he and his team, responsible for Sahana, have helped define globally.

Related articles and posts

On ICT4Peace launch at the UN in New York: 

On Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response using ICT

On Humanitarian FOSS:

Strong Angel III – Interview with Chamindra de Silva from Sahana

SA III – Day Three

I had a brief conversation with Chamindra de Silva, whose contributions to the Humanitarian ICT Yahoo Group since the development of Sahana make very interesting reading.

I asked Chamindra what he was doing at SA III, why he was keen on collaborating with Microsoft in the development of Sahana’s interoperability with other systems and what he would take back to Sri Lanka from his experience in San Diego with Strong Angel III.

The full podcast is available here.