Missing entirely in the discussions I was part of at the UN OCHA +5 Symposium and also the draft statement current on the Symposium website for public review is the manner in which complex political emergencies (CPEs, herein used to also cover violent ethno-political conflict) influence the design and deployment of ICT support architectures and … Continue reading Complex Political Emergencies and humanitarian aid systems design
One of the discussions that cropped up in the working group on Innovation and also at the Plenary at the UN OCHA +5 Symposium was the ethics of information sharing in humanitarian aid systems. I for one find it hard to believe that we are bereft of the information needed for timely and sustainable humanitarian … Continue reading Humanitarian information systems: Ethics, information protection and “information DNA”
Linked to UN OCHA +5 Symposium - Where was the innovation?, I thought of listing some practices, technologies and their application in the field that interest me because of their potential for augmenting peacebuilding and conflict transformation, that I believe has broad overlap with the imperatives of humanitarian aid. While none of the examples below … Continue reading Innovation in humanitarian aid – Herein lies the future
I was part of the UN OCHA +5 Symposium in the capacity of Special Advisor to the ICT4Peace Foundation, but these thoughts are my own and don't reflect, in any way, the position of the Foundation.I was part of the Working Group 4 - Innovation to Improve Humanitarian Action looking at: ...the potential of emerging … Continue reading UN OCHA +5 Symposium – Where was the innovation?
My presentation on Panel 3: Envisioning the Future at the UN OCHA +5 Symposium, October 2007. Click here for a version you can download. Click here for more posts related to the OCHA +5 Symposium and the future of ICTs in humanitarian aid.