#CIVSOCIAL : Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis

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#CIVSOCIAL : Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis

  1. 1. Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis#CIVSOCIAL By Jean-Patrick EHOUMAN Crisis Camp European Summit – Paris – 27 May, 2011Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa
  2. 2. #CIVSOCIAL – Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian CrisisI - Akendewa Introduction A Technology HubII - #Civsocial An unprecedented The Akendewa’s Operation humanitarian crisis in Côte mobilization responsiveness Assessment dIvoireIII - Towards a new platform Lessons Building an Looking for learned application fundings Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa
  3. 3. #CIVSOCIAL – Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis IntroductionI - AkendewaII - #CivsocialIII - Towards a new plateform  Born from the Barcamp Abidjan 2009  One community – passionate members – professionals – developers – experts – freelancers – students – ...  A dozen projects  The most active IT organization in Côte dIvoire for the last 2 years Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa
  4. 4. #CIVSOCIAL – Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis A Technology HubI - AkendewaII - #CivsocialIII - Towards a new plateform  To give everyone an opportunity to implement their vision  To meet and learn together Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa
  5. 5. #CIVSOCIAL – Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis An unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Côte dIvoireI - AkendewaII - #CivsocialIII - Towards a new plateform  Populations were facing some big issues  The whole banking system was out of service  Phone top up shortage  Unable to help, the diaspora was feeling powerless Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa
  6. 6. #CIVSOCIAL – Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis The MobilizationI - AkendewaII - #CivsocialIII - Towards a new plateform  The very first tweets from @cartunelo  The power of Twitter & other social networks  We requested support from telephone companies Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa
  7. 7. #CIVSOCIAL – Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis Akendewa’s ResponsivenessI - AkendewaII - #CivsocialIII - Towards a new plateform Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa
  8. 8. #CIVSOCIAL – Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis Akendewa’s ResponsivenessI - AkendewaII - #CivsocialIII - Towards a new plateform  The Call Center in Accra  Online volunteers could react promptly through Skype  A web platform within 24h  An illegitimate fundraising Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa
  9. 9. #CIVSOCIAL – Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis- AkendewaII - #Civsocial ‣ A social experienceIII - Towards anew plateform ‣ What we did could be useful to others ‣ The platform we built can be reused for similar purposes ‣ fundraising Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa
  10. 10. #CIVSOCIAL – Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis#CIVNEXT ?Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa
  11. 11. #CIVSOCIAL – Using Technology to Assist People During Humanitarian Crisis The End AKENDEWA  Website : http://www.akendewa.org  Facebook : http//www.facebook.com/akendewa  Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/akendewa  Email : contact@akendewa.org #CISOCIAL  Web site: http://civsocial.akendewa.org  Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/civsocial  Twitter : Http://www.twitter.com/civsocial Jean-Patrick Ehouman  Email : jp.ehouman@akendewa.org  Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/jpehouman  Website : http://www.jpehouman.com Emulating the Internet and Mobile Industry in Francophone Africa

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