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Using new technologies to foster information systems in complex emergencies

Presentation given at the Communication with Disaster Affected Communities Network Conference in London in 2012.

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Using new technologies to foster information systems in complex emergencies

  1. 1. Using new technologies to foster information systems in complex emergencies Anahi Ayala Iacucci Media Innovation Advisor Internews
  2. 2. Why an Innovation Center in a media organization?
  3. 3. Central African Republic
  4. 4. Putting local media in the center COMMUNITIES LOCAL AUTOHORITIES (gov/churches) HUMANITARIAN COMMUNITY COMMUNITY RADIO
  5. 5. Getting information in..and out
  6. 6. “Technologies” used
  7. 7. Humanitarian Media: Dadaab, Kenya
  8. 8. The technology
  9. 9. Where is the humanitarian community?
  10. 10. Be ready, do not be scared!
  11. 11. Lessons Learned Keep it real and simple Invest in local capacity, local innovation and local technology The most innovative project is the one that will work even when the technology will not Go back to the basics: human interactions!
  12. 12. Innovation comes from within Information comes from within People will find ways to communicate no matter what
  13. 13. Do not re-invent the wheel! Anahi Ayala Iacucci Media Innovation Advisor @anahi_ayala aayala@internews.org

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