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Relief.Asia - Online Platform for Charities


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Presented on 11th June 2008 @ Web Wednesday Hong Kong - Social Mixer V13.0

The cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in Sichuan have caused large-scale human tragedy.

How are charities using the internet to generate awareness, raise funds and funnel donations to the right people?

Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia & Vice Chair of HK Internet Society, explains how he set up Relief.Asia as an online platform for promoting and raising funds for relief efforts.

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Relief.Asia - Online Platform for Charities

  1. 2. Relief.Asia Platform <ul><li>Social Media Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs from relief workers in the field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relief and rebuild plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information and news </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Donations Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing together Asia Internet Community </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating Technologies for Relief & Rebuild </li></ul>
  2. 3. More than a website <ul><li>Open Source & Open Knowledge Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DUMBO: emergency mobile network infrastructure utilizing a mix of wireless and mesh technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAHANA: a suite of web-based disaster relief management technologies (e.g. victims/missing people registry, aid request/procurement, inventory mgt </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS technologies & tracking devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SOS devices (for relief workers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other mesh, mobile & wireless technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Drive </li></ul>
  3. 4. Vision: IT Saves Lives <ul><li>Delivering Efficiency and Effectiveness where it matters most: between life and death </li></ul><ul><li>Conception originating from 2004 Asia Tsunami </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating donations and coordinating funds for IT and internet technologies to be deployed </li></ul><ul><li>Driving volunteers from Asia to contribute to Open Source Software & Systems development </li></ul>
  4. 5. About DotAsia <ul><li>Not-for-profit Organisation </li></ul><ul><li>“ .Asia” Top-Level Domain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.COM / .EU / .Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From Asia / For Asia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership from Asia Organisations: 24 around Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Top-Level Domain Authorities (e.g. .CN / .JP / .KR / .IN / .SG, etc. & Regional Groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Top-Level Domain Registry Headquartered in Asia </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Domain Investment <ul><li>Domain Names => Cyber Real Estate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolved from geek code => vanity names => brand protection => growth investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust worldwide secondary market: $10M+ per month in trade transactions; >150M domains registered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Investment opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speculation (trade) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development (build site / drive traffic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio Management (Rent / Pay-per-click) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Domain Names Playing a role in Relief efforts for the first time (CNNIC report) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Thank You <ul><li>Edmon Chung </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support Relief.Asia! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post a button on your website! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>