When Disaster Strikes, Ushahidi Gives Social Purpose

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When Disaster Strikes, Ushahidi Gives Social Purpose
The Human Rights Center UC Berkeley - Stephens Hall
In parallel to the panel on early warning systems, the disaster response panel will also focus on early response to serious crimes and gross violations of human rights, specifically in the context of disasters. Broadband and cellular networks can be quickly established to support the information flow to and from victims. The analysis of information flows can be automated to detect patterns and emergencies. But technology can also represent a challenge, creating information overflow and requiring capacities that are not always available. How do we design effective systems for situations that require rapid and efficient response mechanisms? What are some of the lessons learned in light of recent disasters?

Panelists:

Patrick Meier (Crisis Mapping / Ushahidi)

Jennifer Chan (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative)

Steven Hansch (Institute for the Study of International Migration)

John Crowley(Harvard Humanitarian Initiative/STAR-TIDES)

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