Disaster relief 2.0 panel discussion beginning with Haiti earthquake #UNWEEKDML #MDG
Patrick Meier gathered 100 grad and undergrad students together to create a map of Haiti. People could text in where they were and volunteers would map it.
Meier - unprecedented volunteer response
Nigel Snoad of Microsoft and the ICT4Peace Foundation says Haiti was particularly traumatic
Adele Waugaman - What happens next after Haiti?
Q from audience: In Haiti was looking for response to the ongoing crisis, which is rape. What can be done using technology that can be applied for women to protect themselves? #UNWEEKDML #MDG
State Dept - If you can get one literate person in each area you could start building networks.
What we are seeing is that structures are being overwhelmed, anyone and everybody and their dogs literally did show up, stretched and tore the traditional communication methods. Technology can help create network, Snoad says.
State Dept - Needs to be a better funnel to communicate with people in disaster situations
Lacey-Hall - System is becoming more complicated we need to find ways to work with others who are crisis mappers and workers
In W. Africa in Mali and Ghana, there have been at local level plan of development -- working with education, getting the citizens at the heart of the matter, says Mariame Dem, West Africa Head, WaterAid #UNWEEKDML #MDG