All Blog Posts Tagged 'humanitarian' (50)

Alumni Spotlight: Eva Erlach on Technology for Data Visualization

TechChange courses are designed for busy young professionals. In any of our courses, you will find yourself taking the course alongside international development field and headquarter staff, university professors and students, freelancers, and so many other kinds of eager learners. Today, we are excited to chat with Eva Erlach, who is a…


Added by TechChange on November 17, 2015 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Give me location data, and I shall move the world

Marta Poblet, RMIT University

Behind the success of the new wave of location based mobile apps taking hold around the world is digital mapping. Location data is core to popular ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, but also to companies such as Amazon or Domino’s Pizza, which are…


Added by Marta Poblet on September 3, 2015 at 10:44pm — No Comments

3D Digital Humanitarians: The Irony

In 2009 I wrote this blog post entitled “The Biggest Problem with Crisis Maps.” The gist of the post: crises are dynamic over time and space but our crisis maps are 2D and static. More than half-a-decade later, Digital Humanitarians have still not escaped from …


Added by Patrick Meier on July 23, 2015 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Final Call for Applications: Online Certificate Course in Gender-based Violence Training - 5th June - 6th July 2015

Course Description:

Gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation. In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action following the Beijing Conference. This presents a key opportunity for different players, including government…


Added by Prince Devison on June 2, 2015 at 7:15am — No Comments

3D Printing’s Potential in Humanitarian Response

It may be difficult to see the relevance of 3D Printing beyond maker labs, but its potential to help in international development, and especially humanitarian response should be explored further. 3D printing is changing what you can produce and where you can produce it, making it a solution that could meet the needs of people after a humanitarian crisis.…


Added by TechChange on May 1, 2015 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Upcoming Course: Online Certificate Course on Gender-based Violence (GBV) - 2015 Edition

We wish to inform you that the Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute (GHRLTI) is now accepting applications for the 10th edition of its Online Certificate Course on Gender-based Violence (GBV), 27th February – 31st March 2015. Please help circulate this announcement.…


Added by Prince Devison on February 5, 2015 at 10:19pm — No Comments

The United Nations: More consultants, fewer rights

http:// This piece in Le News, the Lake Geneva English-language newspaper, has been provoking an unusual response, plus numerous comments. My question is whether the United Nations can afford to have such divisions within its own system, thus provoking discontent and…


Added by Edward Girardet on November 23, 2014 at 6:09pm — No Comments

How Maps Help Fight Ebola

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


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…


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

Syrian Opposition Leader Jarba Appeals for U.S. Understanding, Weapons

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

Syrian Opposition Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba, giving his first official address in the U.S., appealed for Americans to understand the movement's fight for "dignity," and for the Obama administration to…


Added by Viola Gienger on May 7, 2014 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Final Call for Applications: Online Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training - 2014 Edition

Online Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training

6th February – 21st March 2014

Deadline for applications: 5th February 2014

Fee: US$300.- due by 6th February 2014



Added by Prince Devison on January 28, 2014 at 11:06pm — No Comments

The 2014 (4th edition) of the Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan is out!

The fully-revised 2014 (4th edition) of the Crosslines Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (EFGA) is now out electronically with the print edition available in the next few weeks. The print edition will be launched over the next two months in Geneva, London and New York with panel…


Added by Edward Girardet on January 18, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Drones for peace-keeping and humanitarian operations?

Dear all,


I very much would like to invite you to read my article "Drone technology: the humanitarian potential", published today in Open Security.


More questions than answers, of course. Debate welcome!

Added by Mabel Gonzalez Bustelo on October 4, 2013 at 7:34am — No Comments

New Pinterest Board - Syria: In War

Check out my new Pinterest board focusing on the conflict in Syria.…


Added by Jesus Campos-Hernandez on June 10, 2013 at 4:20pm — No Comments

An Alternative Journalism: Re-engaging with one's readers with quality content

The following article was published on The Essential Edge and The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan and the Region. The author looks forward to any comments on how we can improve the…


Added by Edward Girardet on March 21, 2013 at 5:51am — No Comments

New Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan and the Region Information Portal is up

The editors of the 4th Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan and the Region have just published their new information portal that will not only help update future editions of the Afghan handbook - to be published later this year - but also to serve as an critical internet magazine. Portions of the 4th edition of the EFGA are already online, but we're also seeking insightful and well-written…


Added by Edward Girardet on November 12, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

World Humanitarian Day: Diasporas for peace-building

Here's a thought provoking blog post from's Jo Irvine to coincide with World Humanitarian Day.  



World Humanitarian Day: Diasporas for peace-building…


Added by Jeff Thompson on August 20, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

“Waiting for Helicopters”? Cholera, Prejudice, and the Right to Water in Haiti (Part II)

by Deepa Panchang

June 29, 2012

“Where you stand,” goes an old Haitian proverb, “depends on where you sit.” This article, the second in a series, will examine aid workers’ stereotypes and prejudices about residents of displacement camps in post-earthquake Haiti, stemming from acute disconnect between NGOs…


Added by Other Worlds on June 30, 2012 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

Withholding Water: Cholera, Prejudice, and the Right to Water in Haiti - Part I

By Deepa Panchang

May 31, 2012

“Cholera is something they sent,” says graffiti on Port-au-Prince walls, “to finish killing off the rest of us.”

Scientists have shown that the cholera pathogen came to Haiti with foreign UN troops who carried the bacteria in their bodies, and…


Added by Other Worlds on May 31, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

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