IT Systems in Disaster Management and Development 3 rd  July 2010  SahanaCamp Workshop Michael Howden [email_address]
Overview <ul><li>Disaster Management and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Information Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Information Man...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Photos of Development </li></ul>
<ul><li>Photos of Development </li></ul>
 
What Information do you need for Disaster Management / Development?
 
The Virtuous Cycle of Information Management Data Information Knowledge Activity Process Store /  Share Apply Collect
How Can Technology Help? <ul><li>Scalable  management of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No stacks of forms and files to...
Training in a temporary shelter Kashmir, Pakistan
 
 
 
Logistics Staff  Lira Office, Uganda
 
 
 
What Technologies Can We Use?
Conclusion <ul><li>We require a huge range of often similar information. </li></ul><ul><li>Information is incredibly valua...
Overview of Sahana…
Designing Information Systems <ul><li>Think about: </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Locations </li></ul><ul><li>...
Specifications <ul><li>Document History </li></ul><ul><li>Background Scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>User Stories </li></ul><u...
What are the Challenges of Implementing Information Technology Systems?
Implementation Strategies <ul><li>PARTICIPATION! </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing Technology vs. Systems </li></ul><ul><li>T...
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  • Collect on flipcharts: DM/Dev/Both
  • Longer-term
  • Group Work – get participants to come up with an example
  • brainstorm, then categorize them to roughly: Storage, User Interface, Visualization, Communication - any others?
  • The following slides will be done in the afternoon
  • Get people to think back to the morning – perhaps think of their work, and design a Information System
  • This will be done as an exercise in the afternoon – get people to write specifications for the information systems which they designed.
  • Record them up on the flip chart – one per flip chart. Come up with solutions – perhaps mind map? Mention: Red Cross Code of Conduct. Point 10 of the code states: “In our information, publicity and advertising activities, we shall recognise disaster victims as dignified humans, not hopeless objects.”
  • Link this back to the challenges.
  • IT Systems for Disaster Management and Development

    1. 1. IT Systems in Disaster Management and Development 3 rd July 2010 SahanaCamp Workshop Michael Howden [email_address]
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Disaster Management and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Information Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Information Management Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies Available </li></ul>
    3. 11. <ul><li>Photos of Development </li></ul>
    4. 12. <ul><li>Photos of Development </li></ul>
    5. 14. What Information do you need for Disaster Management / Development?
    6. 16. The Virtuous Cycle of Information Management Data Information Knowledge Activity Process Store / Share Apply Collect
    7. 17. How Can Technology Help? <ul><li>Scalable management of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No stacks of forms and files to manage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>• Efficient distribution of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility of information on demand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Automatic collation and calculation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No delay for assessments and calculations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Live situational awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports are updated live as data is entered </li></ul></ul>
    8. 18. Training in a temporary shelter Kashmir, Pakistan
    9. 22. Logistics Staff Lira Office, Uganda
    10. 26. What Technologies Can We Use?
    11. 27. Conclusion <ul><li>We require a huge range of often similar information. </li></ul><ul><li>Information is incredibly valuable in this field </li></ul><ul><li>Data  Information  Knowledge  Activity </li></ul><ul><li>There are many technologies which we can use to create Information Systems. </li></ul>
    12. 28. Overview of Sahana…
    13. 29. Designing Information Systems <ul><li>Think about: </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Inputs </li></ul><ul><li>Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Existing Systems and Processes </li></ul>
    14. 30. Specifications <ul><li>Document History </li></ul><ul><li>Background Scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>User Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Users </li></ul><ul><li>Data Model </li></ul><ul><li>Flow Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Menus </li></ul><ul><li>Screens - Wireframes </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
    15. 31. What are the Challenges of Implementing Information Technology Systems?
    16. 32. Implementation Strategies <ul><li>PARTICIPATION! </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing Technology vs. Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Technology changes Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Involve Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Find a champion </li></ul><ul><li>User Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul>

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