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  1. 1. Using technology in crisis management and disaster relief #ccireland
  2. 2. Crisis Commons <ul><li>Crisis Commons is a global network of volunteers who use creative problem solving and open technologies to help people and communities in times and places of crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Commons members organize response events called CrisisCamps. </li></ul> #ccireland
  3. 3. How it started… <ul><li>Crisis Commons was founded in June 2009 in Washington DC by a group of technologists and communications professionals who wanted to use their skills to help prepare for and react to crisis situations – both at home and around the world </li></ul> #ccireland
  4. 4. Evolution <ul><li>1995 Kobe earthquake – limited communications </li></ul><ul><li>2001 9/11 – Listserv activity </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – Indian Ocean Tsunami – Blogs, Sahana </li></ul><ul><li>2004 - OpenStreetMap </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – Hurricane Katrina –People Finder, Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – Hurricane Gustav – Mapping, 500 ppl in 48 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – Ushahidi </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – CrisisCommons created </li></ul> #ccireland
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  6. 6. Haiti Earthquake <ul><li>In January 2010 the Haiti earthquake provoked a massive volunteer movement and Crisiscamps were founded around the world </li></ul> #ccireland
  7. 7. <ul><li>January 23 rd , 2010 – 1 st CrisisCamp attended by approx 140 volunteers (one of the largest camps) </li></ul><ul><li>Feb 13 during - 2 nd Boston CrisisCamp approx 40 volunteers continued working on existing projects </li></ul><ul><li>Projects: Haiti Voice Needs, Open Tweet Feed, Tweak the Tweet, UN RSS Feed and Aggregator, Ushahidi Automation Tools </li></ul> #ccireland
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  11. 11. What does Crisis Camp do? <ul><li>Provides people, skills & time to improve existing (technological tools) used in crisis and development scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>This supports: </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations who are already in the field (international NGOs, local organisations) </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations who already operate in the space (mapping, telecomms etc) </li></ul> #ccireland
  12. 12. Who volunteers? <ul><li>Technical - Software developers, web developers, web designers, user experience/user interface experts, geocoders, geo mappers, GIS experts, technologists, beta testers </li></ul><ul><li>New Media - Bloggers, videographers, podcasters, photographers, social media trainers, social media users, collaborators, crowdsourcers </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational - Organizers, open source community planners, project managers, emergency response planners, crisis communicators </li></ul><ul><li>Other - Researchers, lawyers, trainers, teachers, librarians, technical writers, event planners, translators, innovators, entrepreneurs, anyone with a laptop </li></ul><ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><li>Code, test tools, translate, map, communicate, collaborate, brainstorm, research, analyze, report, create content, and document process </li></ul> #ccireland
  13. 13. Crisiscamp London #ccireland
  14. 14. Building Partnerships #ccireland <ul><li>Governmental </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Governmental Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Response Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Technical Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Private Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul>Craig Fugate, Administrator FEMA CrisisCongress, July 2010
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  18. 18. <ul><li>“ We saw the ability of digital natives and the </li></ul><ul><li>networked world, using lightweight and easily </li></ul><ul><li>iterated tools, to do something rapidly that a </li></ul><ul><li>big organization or government would find </li></ul><ul><li>difficult, if not impossible, to do. The </li></ul><ul><li>question is: Can we get that same magic to </li></ul><ul><li>happen when people aren’t dying?” </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Boly </li></ul><ul><li>Director of eDiplomacy, </li></ul><ul><li>US State Department </li></ul> #ccireland
  19. 19. Other Volunteer Technical Communities (VTCs) <ul><ul><li>Ushahidi, Swift River and Crowdmap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sahana Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenStreetMap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontline SMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crisismappers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Random Hacks of Kindness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanity Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geeks without Bounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And many more </li></ul></ul> #ccireland
  20. 20. Types of Tasks <ul><li>Code and test tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Translate. </li></ul><ul><li>Map. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate, collaborate, brainstorm. </li></ul><ul><li>Research, analyze, report. </li></ul><ul><li>Create content, and document process. </li></ul> #ccireland
  21. 21. Lesson #1 <ul><li>There is a vast army of useful, intelligent, and motivated people who can now be mobilized through internet technology... </li></ul> #ccireland
  22. 22. What Crisis Camp has helped with <ul><li>Crisis responses: Quakes in Haiti, Chile, New Zealand, China, US Oil Spill, and floods in Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis tools: Ushahidi, Open Street Map, Sahana, People Finder, Tweak the Tweet, translation and 50 other projects </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis information: UNOCHA, CDAC </li></ul> #ccireland
  23. 23. Worldwide CrisisCamps… #ccireland Iceland Paris Bogota Argentina Austin Brooklyn Calgary Boston Chicago Istanbul Boulder/Denver Los Angeles Northern California Miami New York City New Orleans Pittsburgh Portland Toronto Seattle Silicon Valley Washington DC Santa Barbara Rochester London *Virtual working Cambridge Peru
  24. 24. #ccireland Where does Fit in all this?
  25. 25. <ul><li>Charitable trust founded in response to Haiti Earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>Initial aim was to build “open” wifi networks for use by disaster response workers, NGO, medical personal etc. </li></ul><ul><li>First team deployed to Haiti in April 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Has since shipped networking & IT equipment to an est. value of $280.000 to Haiti. </li></ul><ul><li>Since expanded into providing internet access & IT equipment to hospitals, schools, clinics etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Also provides IT consultancy & support to other NGO’s working in Haiti. </li></ul><ul><li>Now expanding into other areas & services. </li></ul><ul><li>Operations run from Ireland by 3 trustees (with volunteers on the ground). </li></ul> #ccireland
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  32. 32. What we’ve learned <ul><li>Technology is an invaluable tool in disaster preparedness & response. </li></ul><ul><li>Information/Data is king. </li></ul><ul><li>Information/Data is available but not accessible. </li></ul><ul><li>Civilian volunteers can make huge contributions & have positive impact. </li></ul> #ccireland
  33. 33. What CrisisCamp Ireland hopes to achieve <ul><li>Get people interested: strength is in numbers! </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate grey matter: come up with new ideas & approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a core of volunteers to work on projects and assist in disaster response situation. </li></ul> #ccireland
  34. 34. Comms & coordination <ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter (#ccireland. #crisiscamp, #smem) </li></ul><ul><li>IRC: irc://freenode/crisiscommons & irc://freenode/crisiscamp </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Google Groups: </li></ul> #ccireland
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