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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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    Relief 2.0 (Aug 2011) Relief 2.0 (Aug 2011) Presentation Transcript

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    • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DISASTER STRIKES IS AN UNFORTUNATE TWIST OF FATE.
    • WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY…
    • When disaster strikes… Some people are given a burden: The burden of enduring the disaster and the conditions that follow
    • When disaster strikes… Some people are given a gift: The gift of being spared from disaster.
    • How can we not use our gift to lift the burden of others?
    • 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.
    • We all can respond…
      • And guarantee an efficient response…
      • Donate Action, not money, not words…
      • But how?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    •  
    • BEYOND DISASTER RESPONSE
    • We know that people respond to calls for help So why are we failing so badly?
    • Is helping any help? Not really… At least not in the way we are doing it…
    • Often when we help…
        • We make life decisions for
        • those we are helping.
    • Often when we help…
        • We fail to see the whole picture and feel content to help.
    • Often when we help…
        • We search the approach most efficient to us not to those we are trying to help.
    • Often when we help…
        • We destroy the very same environment we are trying to help.
    • Often when we help… we displace local capacity.
    • Often when we help… we measure our success by the delivery of help or completion of actions not actual impact.
    • SO THEN WHAT CAN WE DO?
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    • When disaster strikes… the physical infrastructure is destroyed.
    • When disaster strikes… The social infrastructure remains, people’s capacity is untouched…
    • What appears to be random or chaos is neither…
    • There is order, social structure…
    • There is people, like you and me, willing and able.
    • Who are the people who survive disaster?
    • Disasters create survivors, they don’t create refugees.
        • IIt is the conventional relief system what turns survivors into refugees.
    • Disasters do not destroy knowledge or capacity
        • Tteachers are still teachers, doctors are still doctors, nurses are still nurses, carpenters are still carpenters…
    • 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
    • What happens to your donations?
    • Disaster Relief with dignity, inclusion, generation and distribution of wealth…
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Our Partners
      • National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Centre.
      • Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab.
      • Grameen Creative Lab @ Kyushu University.
      • 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
      • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
      • www.relief20.com
      • [email_address]
      • Mobile: +1-857-919-9700
      • Pictures:
        • Ishinomaki 2011, Robin Low
        • Haiti 2010, Carlos Miranda Levy