What is Crisis Camp UK


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  • Crisis Camp London
  • Crisis Camp London in action on Saturday 20 th February 2010 – week 5 of the weekly camps in response to the earthquake in Haiti
  • A summary of what Crisis Commons is about
  • How Crisis Commons came about
  • The effect that the Haiti earthquake had on the volunteering movement for Crisis Camp was far reaching
  • Port-au-Prince 48 hours after the January 12th earthquake Picture: Logan Abassi/MINUSTAH via Getty Images / United Nations handout image
  • What does crisis camp do – a quick overview
  • Some fabulous case studies
  • Many crisis camps around the world Virtual working has now been put in place
  • How it works – timings and logistics Link to Crisis Camp London Calendar
  • The emphasis is on the variety of skills that we need – it is not just about being a techy!
  • How organisations/NGOs request help Need to think about ‘the process’ and talk about accountability
  • How people get involved
  • The Crisis Commons homepage – providing videos from various camps around the world
  • Where we think it’s going
  • What is Crisis Camp UK

    1. 1. Crisis Camp Local volunteering for global crisis management and disaster relief
    2. 2. Picture of Crisis Camp London in action
    3. 3. Crisis Commons <ul><li>Crisis Commons is a grassroots network of technology professionals, domain experts, translators and first responders around the world who are collaborating to improve technology and practice for humanitarian crisis management and disaster relief </li></ul>
    4. 4. How it started… <ul><li>Crisis Commons was founded in June 2009 in Washington DC by a group of technologists and communications professionals who wanted to use their skills to help prepare for and react to crisis situations – both at home and around the world </li></ul>
    5. 5. Haiti earthquake <ul><li>In January 2010 the Haiti earthquake provoked a massive volunteer movement – and camps were founded around the world </li></ul>
    6. 6. The response to Haiti…
    7. 7. What does Crisis Camp do? <ul><li>Provides people, skills & time to improve existing (technological tools) used in crisis and development scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>This supports: </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations who are already in the field (international NGOs, local organisations) </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations who already operate in the space (mapping, telecomms etc) </li></ul>
    8. 8. What Crisis Camp has helped with <ul><li>Crisis responses: Quakes in Haiti, Chile, China, US Oil Spill, and now floods in Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis tools: Ushahidi, Open Street Map, Sahana, People Finder, Tweak the Tweet, translation and 50 other projects </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis information: UNOCHA, CDAC </li></ul>
    9. 9. Worldwide CrisisCamps… Iceland Paris Bogota Argentina Austin Brooklyn Calgary Boston Chicago Istanbul Boulder/Denver Los Angeles Northern California Miami New York City New Orleans Pittsburgh Portland Toronto Seattle Silicon Valley Washington DC Santa Barbara Rochester London *Virtual working Cambridge Peru
    10. 10. A typical Crisis Camp… <ul><li>Saturdays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10am-5pm London </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1pm-7pm Paris </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Once a month (more often in a crisis) </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated by core team </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for the day – or just turn up </li></ul><ul><li>Work on projects… </li></ul>
    11. 11. Volunteer skills… <ul><li>Everyone is welcome – skills that come in handy: </li></ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>User Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Communications & PR </li></ul><ul><li>Translation </li></ul><ul><li>Local knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Relief work experience </li></ul><ul><li>IT project management </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation and admin </li></ul><ul><li>Making tea! </li></ul>
    12. 12. How organisations request help <ul><li>Organisations can request support from Crisis Camp – either generally or from a specific camp </li></ul><ul><li>The request needs to be reviewed, and a crisis camp project manager assigned </li></ul><ul><li>This project manager can be from any camp (project managers are managed centrally) </li></ul><ul><li>The project may then be run by one specific camp, or responsibility for the work may be spread across camps </li></ul>
    13. 13. How volunteers get involved… <ul><li>Sign up </li></ul><ul><li>Turn up </li></ul><ul><li>Take on specific responsibilities or just offer skills as they are needed </li></ul><ul><li>Turn up in person or work virtually </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the word amongst their own networks and peers </li></ul><ul><li>Make new friends and colleagues! </li></ul>
    14. 14. Tools you need to know about <ul><li>CrisisCommons main page </li></ul><ul><li>CrisisCommons wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Openstreetmap </li></ul><ul><li>Ushahidi </li></ul><ul><li>Sahana </li></ul><ul><li>People Finder </li></ul><ul><li>Tweak the Tweet </li></ul>
    15. 15. Crisiscommons.org
    16. 16. The future of Crisis Camp… <ul><li>Crisis Camp is developing... </li></ul><ul><li>… you get to decide where it is going… </li></ul>
    17. 17. Resources & Contacts <ul><li>http://crisiscommons.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>#crisiscampuk #crisiscampldn #crisiscampcambs </li></ul>
    18. 18. Things to Remember <ul><li>It’s not “us and them” anymore, it’s “us and us” </li></ul><ul><li>You can help - or hinder - from anywhere. Your choice: </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the right information to the right people at the right time saves lives </li></ul><ul><li>Overwhelming people with information doesn’t </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes your tech skills can help people you’ll never meet, immediately and in ways you couldn’t imagine </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes it takes longer, but it’s no less valuable </li></ul>