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Relief 2.0 (Aug 2011)

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Relief 2.0, a new way of disaster relief. …

Relief 2.0, a new way of disaster relief.
Engage, empower, enable and connect.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DISASTER STRIKES IS AN UNFORTUNATE TWIST OF FATE.
  • 3. WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY…
  • 4. When disaster strikes… Some people are given a burden: The burden of enduring the disaster and the conditions that follow
  • 5. When disaster strikes… Some people are given a gift: The gift of being spared from disaster.
  • 6. How can we not use our gift to lift the burden of others?
  • 7. Disaster Response Lies…
    • Only experts can help.
    • You will be a burden in the field.
    • We don’t need anything, we have all we need.
    • Do not send clothes or food, send money.
  • 8. We all can respond…
    • And guarantee an efficient response…
    • Donate Action, not money, not words…
    • But how?
  • 9. Disaster Response Basics: You can be useful in the field if…
    • Bring your own supplies and food to the field.
      • Or buy them locally if possible.
    • Engage the local stakeholders and work for them, with them.
    • Are connected.
    • Have independent mobility.
    • Listen, learn, respect.
  • 10. Relief 2.0 (what is it?)
    • A focus on running the last mile in disaster relief
    • through independent units of local stakeholders and foreign volunteers in the field
    • supported by mobile technologies and social networks
    • to fill the gaps created by bureaucracy and slow response from top-down hierarchies.
  • 11. Relief 2.0 (how does it work?)
    • Individuals and organizations report incidents, needs and requests from the field using their mobile phones and the Internet.
  • 12. Relief 2.0 (how does it work?)
    • These incidents are reviewed, verified, completed, enhanced and their information spread to others
    • By individuals and groups on social networks
      • Housewives, youngsters, volunteers, anyone.
    • until they are addressed, solved or matched with someone who takes care of it.
  • 13. Relief 2.0 (the last mile)
    • Small independent units then complete the cycle by actually addressing those issues and delivering the response required and supported by the social network.
  • 14.  
  • 15. BEYOND DISASTER RESPONSE
  • 16. We know that people respond to calls for help So why are we failing so badly?
  • 17. Is helping any help? Not really… At least not in the way we are doing it…
  • 18. Often when we help…
      • We make life decisions for
      • those we are helping.
  • 19. Often when we help…
      • We fail to see the whole picture and feel content to help.
  • 20. Often when we help…
      • We search the approach most efficient to us not to those we are trying to help.
  • 21. Often when we help…
      • We destroy the very same environment we are trying to help.
  • 22. Often when we help… we displace local capacity.
  • 23. Often when we help… we measure our success by the delivery of help or completion of actions not actual impact.
  • 24. SO THEN WHAT CAN WE DO?
  • 25.  
  • 26. When disaster strikes… the physical infrastructure is destroyed.
  • 27. When disaster strikes… The social infrastructure remains, people’s capacity is untouched…
  • 28. What appears to be random or chaos is neither…
  • 29. There is order, social structure…
  • 30. There is people, like you and me, willing and able.
  • 31. Who are the people who survive disaster?
  • 32. Disasters create survivors, they don’t create refugees.
      • IIt is the conventional relief system what turns survivors into refugees.
  • 33. Disasters do not destroy knowledge or capacity
      • Tteachers are still teachers, doctors are still doctors, nurses are still nurses, carpenters are still carpenters…
  • 34. Disaster recovery with dignity, inclusion, generation and distribution of wealth Businesses working with businesses to get back on track and jumpstarting the economy to serve people
  • 35. What happens to your donations?
  • 36. Disaster Relief with dignity, inclusion, generation and distribution of wealth…
  • 37. Relief 2.0 Enterprise Now We need to start working with disaster survivors and enable them as entrepreneurs before they are turned into refugees by conventional relief.
  • 38. Matching shops and businesses affected by disaster with same-trade businesses in non-affected areas and enable collaboration to get businesses to re-open as soon as possible. Relief 2.0 B2B
  • 39. It’s not charity, it’s not donation. Both businesses reach a collaborative business agreement: 36 months low interest loan, restore inventory, line of credit, etc. It’s a business deal that preserves their dignity. Relief 2.0 B2B
  • 40. Our Partners
    • National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Centre.
    • Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab.
    • Grameen Creative Lab @ Kyushu University.
  • 41.
    • Using social networks, strong ties / weak ties, you can reach further and wider when you share and ask for help.
    • Everyone is interested to help, you need to understand each person's capacity and interest level.
    Lessons so far
  • 42.
    • Planning too much does not help. It is in how you react to the situation as it arises.
    • Bootstrap financing for funds is a great way to raise a lot of funds by an individual, everyone can do it.
    Lessons so far
  • 43. Action Plan and Steps
    • Identify and Engage Local Stakeholders and Potential Partners.
    • Business and Business Associations.
    • Complete Census of Businesses in the Field.
    • Engage survivors to understand their needs, hopes, plans and expectation.
  • 44. Tasks going on
    • Ongoing relief trips to affected areas
    • Launching 1 st of 3 Photobooks to raise funds to carry out Relief 2.0 B2B
    • Collaborating with universities and organizations to spread awareness of Relief 2.0
  • 45. Tasks accomplished so far
    • (July 2011) 4 th Relief trip to Tohoku
    • Women Helping Women, raised US$50,000 in cash and US$150,000 in goods and 5 year plan to focus on women in affected areas
  • 46.
    • www.relief20.com
    • [email_address]
    • Mobile: +1-857-919-9700
    • Pictures:
      • Ishinomaki 2011, Robin Low
      • Haiti 2010, Carlos Miranda Levy

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