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Presentation by Chandan Goopta and Sudeep KC of National Information and Technology Center on joint Crisis Informatics workshop organized by Kathmandu Living Labs, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and University of Colorado Boulder to draw lessons from Nepal Earthquake 2015.

Presentation by Chandan Goopta and Sudeep KC of National Information and Technology Center on joint Crisis Informatics workshop organized by Kathmandu Living Labs, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and University of Colorado Boulder to draw lessons from Nepal Earthquake 2015.

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Earthquake Relief Portal : NITC

  1. 1. EARTHQUAKE RELIEF PORTAL NATIONAL INFORMATION ANDTECHNOLOGY CENTER SINGHADURBAR, KATHMANDU
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES •Transparency of PM Relief Fund •Bringing up earthquake related public data live •Emergency Contacts •Public Notices and Press Releases
  3. 3. CONNECTION &TEAM BUILDING • Access to Singha Durbar and overnight stays • Developers in and outside of the country for volunteering • We took site live right from the day 1 and improved it eventually • 15+ developers volunteered in this project both online and offline
  4. 4. INFORMATION SCHEMA Supply Need
  5. 5. INFORMATION SCHEMANeed Assessment • DATA MINING
 - Mining needs from online portals like KLL, kaha.co, other various government agencies • SOCIAL MEDIA MINING
 - Mining needs from twitter hashtag and keywords, Facebook posts • CROWDSOURCINGTHE NEED
 - Google form #NepalNeeds for crowdsourcing need • SEGREGATING NEEDS
 - Food, Shelter (tents), Medicine,Transportation, Rescue, Manpower
  6. 6. INFORMATION SCHEMASupply Assessment • Information about supplied materials (food, tents, medicine, rescue & relief operations etc) started coming in from ministries and we made them live on portal.
  7. 7. OTHER INFORMATIONS FundTransparency Emergency Contacts Casualties (Map and Data) Press Releases Rescue and Relief ActivitiesVideo Recent Earthquakes
  8. 8. LESSONS LEARNED • Open Government Data Initiatives • Single Unified Public Portal • Strong Database Schema • Collaboration and proper coordination with private initiatives • Supply and Need information flow needs to be very fast and accurate
  9. 9. THANKYOU

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