All Blog Posts Tagged 'emergency' (12)

How Maps Help Fight Ebola

When considering the best tools and skills to respond to the Ebola crisis in…

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Added by TechChange on November 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Using Mobile Technology to Better Prepare, Communicate, and Keep Informed during Emergencies

The United States, like many societies, has become increasingly attached and sometimes dependent upon mobile technology and smartphones. Knowing this, how can we use this technology to stay better informed, to communicate better, establish better emergency planning, and stay calmer…

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Added by TechChange on November 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management online certificate course (Nov 24 - Dec 19) with Discount Coupon Code

This four-week online professional development certificate course will explore how new communication and mapping technologies are being used to respond to disasters, create early warning mechanisms, improve relief coordination efforts and much more. From the ongoing Ebola crisis to the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and recovery efforts in…

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Added by TechChange on November 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Towards Standardized Hashtags in Disaster Response

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all public social media messages in a disaster would come with a flag that identifies them as relevant? The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is trying to pave the way for that with the brand new …

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Added by TechChange on November 13, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Ebola Webinar Series Brings Together 550 Participants from over 70 Countries

We recently broadcasted the Training…

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Added by TechChange on November 12, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

6 Ways Technology is Helping to Fight Ebola

By Timo Luege, TC103: Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management facilitator

As Ebola continues to ravish Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, people from all around…

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Added by TechChange on October 8, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

When Nerds Cross the Rubicon: How Military Veterans Are Revolutionizing Disaster Response Networks through Better Technology

Cross-posted from the TechChange Blog

“Team Rubicon is doing for disaster response what the Obama team did for political campaigns,” said Jonathan Morgenstein while taking a break from tearing down moldy drywall in hurricane-damaged Rockaway, Brooklyn. A New York native and US Marine Corps…

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Added by TechChange on November 26, 2012 at 6:27pm — No Comments

The Arts of Survival

I’m currently in Santa Fe, New Mexico and this weekend I stopped in at a favorite place of mine here, the Museum of International Folk Art. A current exhibit, “The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster,” had caught my eye and I wanted to check it out.…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Malaria Outbreak: An Interactive FrontlineSMS Simulation at George Mason University

Post by Will Chester, Director of Technology

 

“TJ said his body feels like it's on fire! Hurry!” Shouts like this one echoed through the halls of George Mason University as ten School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) students participated in a simulated malaria outbreak as part of their Technology for Peacebuilding course…

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Added by TechChange on July 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Nothing to Offer

The storm that has devastated Japan is hardly past. But as charities appeal and the public offers up their support, I cannot help but think of the three friends in southern Africa,…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 18, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments

Day 14: Along the North-South Sudan fault line

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The sound of the blades slashing through the air became louder and louder creating…

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Added by Sa Ga on October 9, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Safe Drinking Water for Haiti Victims.

Cafod has pledged to raise £ 300,000 for Haiti victims.

All funds go direct to the people there instead of third parties.



Also, CAFOD keeps their costs to the minimum unlike many

other charitable groups where less than 20% goes to good causes.



Here is a link to learn more of their work:

http://www.cafod.org.uk/haitiearthquake



One of the best ways to help is to support the…
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Added by Robert WoW De Souza on January 16, 2010 at 6:39pm — No Comments

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