Relief.Asia - Online Platform for Charities

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Presented on 11th June 2008 @ Web Wednesday Hong Kong - Social Mixer V13.0 …

Presented on 11th June 2008 @ Web Wednesday Hong Kong - Social Mixer V13.0

The cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in Sichuan have caused large-scale human tragedy.

How are charities using the internet to generate awareness, raise funds and funnel donations to the right people?

Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia & Vice Chair of HK Internet Society, explains how he set up Relief.Asia as an online platform for promoting and raising funds for relief efforts.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Relief.Asia Platform
    • Social Media Website
      • Blogs from relief workers in the field
      • Relief and rebuild plans
      • Information and news
    • Online Donations Drive
    • Bringing together Asia Internet Community
    • Facilitating Technologies for Relief & Rebuild
  • 3. More than a website
    • Open Source & Open Knowledge Technologies
      • DUMBO: emergency mobile network infrastructure utilizing a mix of wireless and mesh technologies
      • SAHANA: a suite of web-based disaster relief management technologies (e.g. victims/missing people registry, aid request/procurement, inventory mgt
    • Other Technologies
      • GPS technologies & tracking devices
      • SOS devices (for relief workers)
      • Other mesh, mobile & wireless technologies
    • Volunteer Drive
  • 4. Vision: IT Saves Lives
    • Delivering Efficiency and Effectiveness where it matters most: between life and death
    • Conception originating from 2004 Asia Tsunami
    • Facilitating donations and coordinating funds for IT and internet technologies to be deployed
    • Driving volunteers from Asia to contribute to Open Source Software & Systems development
  • 5. About DotAsia
    • Not-for-profit Organisation
    • “ .Asia” Top-Level Domain
      • .COM / .EU / .Asia
    • From Asia / For Asia
      • Membership from Asia Organisations: 24 around Asia
      • National Top-Level Domain Authorities (e.g. .CN / .JP / .KR / .IN / .SG, etc. & Regional Groups)
      • First Top-Level Domain Registry Headquartered in Asia
  • 6. Domain Investment
    • Domain Names => Cyber Real Estate
      • Evolved from geek code => vanity names => brand protection => growth investment
      • Robust worldwide secondary market: $10M+ per month in trade transactions; >150M domains registered
    • Investment opportunities:
      • Speculation (trade)
      • Development (build site / drive traffic)
      • Portfolio Management (Rent / Pay-per-click)
    • Domain Names Playing a role in Relief efforts for the first time (CNNIC report)
  • 7. Thank You
    • Edmon Chung
      • [email_address]
    • Support Relief.Asia!
      • Post a button on your website!