Recommendations and ideas to strengthen best practices of Crisis Information Management at the United Nations, New York

This is an excerpt from Interim Report: Stocktaking of UN Crisis Information Management Capabilities that can be downloaded in full from here. The authors strongly feel it is timely for the UN System as a whole to address, at a strategic level, issues of crisis information management and technology best practice and interoperability – to … Continue reading Recommendations and ideas to strengthen best practices of Crisis Information Management at the United Nations, New York

Interim Report: Stocktaking of UN Crisis Information Management Capabilities

Sanjana Hattotuwa and Daniel Stauffacher From October 2007 to February 2008, representatives from the ICT4Peace Foundation met informally with a number of high-level representatives at key agencies based at the United Nations in New York in preparation for a stocktaking exercise on crisis information management capacities and best practices. These meetings with heads of agencies, … Continue reading Interim Report: Stocktaking of UN Crisis Information Management Capabilities

How much of information is too much information?

When it comes to Google, the size of the web and the size of their index are apparently very different. What's interesting to recognise here is that Google cannot afford to index ALL of the web. Coupled with the fact that we are losing, irrevocably, information that defines us a larger humanity or as identity … Continue reading How much of information is too much information?

ASEAN Ministers call for greater civ-mil coordination and information sharing in disasters but not for interoperability

The Chairman's statement at the recently concluded 41st ASEAN Ministers Meeting notes quite strongly the need for greater civilian - military cooperation and information sharing in disaster preparedness and response.  "The Ministers called for in greater civil-military coordination for major, multinational disaster responses through training, information sharing, and multinational exercises. They recognised that military assets and personnel, … Continue reading ASEAN Ministers call for greater civ-mil coordination and information sharing in disasters but not for interoperability

Managing the catastrophic loss of information and knowledge

The amount of information already out there is mind-boggling. Equally so is the amount each of us generate through emails, photos and multimedia content generation. All this means, according to an IDC report (The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe), that in 2007 for the first time, "the amount of information created, captured, or replicated exceeded … Continue reading Managing the catastrophic loss of information and knowledge