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GlobalGiving :- an Agile approach to the Japan Earthquake Disaster, and international development


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Trying to tell the story of the first five days follow the March 11, 2011 Japan Earthquake.

There are three challenges: collecting money, finding orgs to best use it, then learning whether this money served the needs of the people. This is my attempt to explain what happened, and what I think helps follow-up the immediate disaster response.

Agile (a programming philosophy) is what allows GlobalGiving to effectively react after a disaster and support first responders on the ground.

(was a Pecha Kucha, but these are hard to understand without the audio component - so I expanded it.)

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GlobalGiving :- an Agile approach to the Japan Earthquake Disaster, and international development

  1. 2. An agile approach to the Japan earthquake disaster, and international development
  2. 3. March 11, 2011
  3. 5. http:// chewychunks . wordpress .com/2011/03/12/millions-of-lives-saved-by-good-government-in- japan /
  4. 6. 250 new orgs, 7 days What we thought we would be doing…
  5. 8. Friday Saturday
  6. 9. Sunday
  7. 10. Monday
  8. 11. Tuesday Wednesday
  9. 14. Visits: 60,000/day 10X increase
  10. 15. <ul><li>That was the easy part. </li></ul><ul><li>Now the hard part: </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the money to the right place. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning whether you met the needs of the people. </li></ul><ul><li>(the storytelling project) </li></ul>
  11. 16. http:// chewychunks . wordpress .com/2010/07/15/geo-mapping-gaps-and-gluts-in- haiti -disaster-aid/
  12. 17. Story-based approaches: Map what’s happening through stories Map NGO-networks Map NGOs that work alongside each other (through stories)
  13. 20. Underlines Key: -- GG partner -- Story project partner -- Non-partners we want to invite to GG -- 2 or more shared scribes Stories connect NGOs serving the same communities
  14. 21. Tools
  15. 23. girls boys
  16. 25. patterns emerge
  17. 26. GlobalGiving Network of 300 NGOs in East Africa NGOs recruit scribes Scribes ask people in their community (earn 10 ksh / story) Stories + patterns delivered back to everyone (web, SMS, meetings)