Harnessing Volunteer Technology
Communities to Build
Capacity in Crisis Response and Global
Development

September 20, 201...
Video
From Idea to Community

    Evolution of an Idea                        Catalyst for Partnerships
•   January 2009 - Trans...
CrisisCamp Haiti                        Columbia



•   Call to action; global footprint

•   Low barrier to entry; replic...
Highlights
        Innovation - Problem Solving - Mapping



• Tradui Mobile
  Translation App
• Long Distance Wi-Fi
• Ope...
The Need
•   Objective technical assistance

•   Long term engagement; project mgt

•   Amplification of innovation

•   Tr...
Potential Commons Role
    Leverage Expertise, Communities and Resources

                                                ...
Formal Engagement
Emergency Operations Center

  Technology Cluster   Requirements
                          Data         ...
Heather Blanchard
Co Founder
CrisisCamp & CrisisCommons
heather@crisiscommons.org
mobile: 703-593-3823
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Secure World Foundation - September 20, 1010

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Presentation given to the Secure World Foundation's Workshop on Community Remote Sensing: Citizen Science and Social Networks on September 20, 1010 by Heather Blanchard, Co Founder of CrisisCamp and CrisisCommons.

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  • Secure World Foundation - September 20, 1010

    1. 1. Harnessing Volunteer Technology Communities to Build Capacity in Crisis Response and Global Development September 20, 2010 Presented by Heather Blanchard Co Founder
    2. 2. Video
    3. 3. From Idea to Community Evolution of an Idea Catalyst for Partnerships • January 2009 - Transparency Camp • June - First Ignite Session at the World Bank; Interest in Building Capacity • March 2009 - Gov 2.0 Camp • August - USAID Afghanistan Election • June 2009 - CrisisCamp DC Monitoring • Participants: MIT Media Labs, GWU, • September - Google, Yahoo and Google,Yahoo, Microsoft, UN Microsoft form informal partnership Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, Apps called Random Hacks of Kindness for Democracy, Homeland Security, DoD, World Bank, Development Seed, • October - CrisisCamp Philadelphia GeoCommons, Open Street Map, Sahana, Ushahidi, CrisisMappers • November - Random Hacks of Kindness hosts first Hackathon
    4. 4. CrisisCamp Haiti Columbia • Call to action; global footprint • Low barrier to entry; replicable • Recognized by CROs and VTCs • 50 events, 10 countries United Kingdom • 1,500+ highly skilled volunteers • Focus on mapping, missing persons, language and search Canada France
    5. 5. Highlights Innovation - Problem Solving - Mapping • Tradui Mobile Translation App • Long Distance Wi-Fi • OpenStreetMap
    6. 6. The Need • Objective technical assistance • Long term engagement; project mgt • Amplification of innovation • Translation of needs • Research based-approach • Stewardship of the new knowledge base • Formal partnerships and resources • Legal protection; Security and Privacy
    7. 7. Potential Commons Role Leverage Expertise, Communities and Resources VTCs CROs CrisisCommons The Public Affiliated Affiliated Responder Un-Affiliated Response Response Connectivity to Resources Spontaneous Effort Source of Affiliated Requirements New Efforts Leverage Under Utilized; Unknown Resources Unknown Resources Research Based Approach; Recognized Knowledge Base Academia Private Sector Under-Leveraged Resources
    8. 8. Formal Engagement Emergency Operations Center Technology Cluster Requirements Data Data Operations Center Analytics Cell GIS Cell Search Technology Open Source Info Data Aggregation Volunteer Community Mapping ESF Liaisons (Surge Capacity) Public Products (Mutual Assistance)
    9. 9. Heather Blanchard Co Founder CrisisCamp & CrisisCommons heather@crisiscommons.org mobile: 703-593-3823

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