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Technology For Humanitarian Action (International Humanitarian Affairs)

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Published by Fordham University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aid & relief programmes,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Humanitarian assistance,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Social Aspects,
  • Disaster Relief & Rescue Operations,
  • Disasters & Disaster Relief,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights,
  • Disaster relief,
  • Technology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8119120M
    ISBN 100823223949
    ISBN 109780823223947

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Technology For Humanitarian Action (International Humanitarian Affairs) by Kevin Cahill Download PDF EPUB FB2

Technology and humanitarian actions: a historical perspective / Geoffrey W. Clark, Frank L. Fernandez, and Zhen Zhang --Biometrics: personal ID/tagging / C. Kumar N.

Patel --Wireless telecommunications / Paul J. Kolodzy --Cognitive radio for humanitarian operations / Joseph Mitola III --Language technologies for humanitarian aid / Jaime G. This book, the fruit of a historic conference, is a practical guide to current technologies that can help relief and humanitarian aid workers succeed.

Designed to facilitate needed technology transfer to the humanitarian sector, the essays focus on areas where technology is underused and predict where new technological advances may be applied Author: Kevin M.

Cahill M.D. This book, the fruit of a historic conference, is a practical guide to current technologies that can help relief and humanitarian aid workers succeed.

Designed to facilitate needed technology transfer to the humanitarian sector, the essays focus on areas wheretechnology is underused and predict where new technological advances may be applied to.

The Art of Values-Based Innovation for Humanitarian Action. and technology could play in advancing human rights and development. Titled the “Sussex Manifesto,” the report outlined how to reshape and reorganize the role of innovation and technology so that it was more relevant, equitable, and accessible to the humanitarian and.

If you want to be enlightened about how technology is revolutionizing humanitarian aid, then this book is for you. In Digital Humanitarians Patrick Meier depicts a humanitarian endeavour that is being enriched by the efforts of a growing global network of smart, savvy innovators.

Expertly fusing front-line experience, technological expertise /5(17). There are many examples of the way technology is shifting humanitarian practice Melanie Book.

Humanitarian Strategic Foresight Research Analyst View profile. COVID Ma Stay across the latest humanitarian action, research, events. Humanitarian workers around the world struggle under dangerous conditions. Yet many do not have the technological tools readily available elsewhere to help them realize their mission to provide essential services and save lives.

This book, the fruit of a historic conference, is a practical guide to current technologies that can help relief and humanitarian aid workers by: 2.

New technology may offer many opportunities for humanitarian action, but it also presents a number of challenges. Currently, most of the critical analysis of these potential challenges takes place in the blogosphere, on tweets and on listservs.

There is a strong need for more scholarly engagement on the subject. This article offers an agenda for critical inquiry into the emergent field of. “If you want to be enlightened about how technology is revolutionizing humanitarian aid, then this book is for you. In Digital Humanitarians Patrick Meier depicts a humanitarian endeavour that is being enriched by the efforts of a growing global network of smart, savvy innovators.

Synopsis Widens traditional concepts of forensic science to include humanitarian, social, and cultural aspects Using the preservation of the dignity of the deceased as its foundation, Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action: Interacting with the Dead and the Living is a unique examination of the applications of humanitarian forensic science.

Humanitarian aid spans a wide range of activities, including providing food aid, shelter, education, healthcare or protection. The majority of aid is provided in the form of in-kind goods or assistance, with cash and vouchers constituting only 6% of total humanitarian spending.

However, evidence has shown how cash transfers can be better for recipients as it gives them choice and control, they. All this is a major barrier to innovation and transformative change in humanitarian action. A connected refugee population would unleash innovation in areas such as communicating with displaced persons, responding to their security needs, and getting humanitarian services to them.

It would improve their lives and transform humanitarian operations. Commentaries are short, narrowly focused articles of contemporary interest and usually take one of the following forms: Discussion of an article or study that was recently published or that is soon to be published (including in Journal of International Humanitarian Action), and that is interesting enough to warrant further comment or explanation.

This type of commentary discusses specific. The International Humanitarian Affairs Book Series is devoted to improving the effectiveness of humanitarian relief programs. With contributions by leading professionals, the books are practical guides to responding to the many different effects of civil strife, natural disasters, epidemics, and other crises: medical, political, legal, economic, social, and cultural.

HUMANITARIAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Humanitarian was first applied to organizations such as the International Red Cross/Crescent, founded in by the Swiss philanthropist Jean-Henri Dunant (–), in response to his experience with wounded soldiers at the Battle of Solferino, Italy, in From the beginning the term was thus allied with an ethical vision for the use of science.

Humanitarian Analytics is committed to investigating the intersection between humanitarian action, data, and technology. Categories. AAP Nov 1 New book: practical tips and strategies for. Today, in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly meeting, we are announcing AI for Humanitarian Action, a new $40 million, five-year Microsoft program.

The initiative will harness the power of AI to focus on four priorities – helping the world recover from disasters, addressing the needs of children, protecting refugees and. "My mission is to pioneer Next Generation Humanitarian Technology" Patrick Meier is an internationally recognized expert and consultant on Humanitarian Technology and Innovation.

His book, Digital Humanitarians, has been praised by Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, UN, Red Cross, World Bank, USAID and others. Over the past 15 years, Patrick has worked in the Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda.

By bringing together satellite mapping, machine learning and an army of volunteers, Microsoft’s AI for Humanitarian Action program and Bing are working with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team to create a new generation of detailed. New research by ODI's Humanitarian Policy Group on the humanitarian "digital divide" will provide recommendations on how to deliver more effective and inclusive humanitarian action, both through better management of the risks and the opportunities associated with biometrics, social media, and mapping in crisis contexts.

Digital technology is increasingly used in humanitarian action and promises to improve the health and social well-being of populations affected by both acute and protracted crises. We set out to (1) review the current landscape of digital technologies used by humanitarian actors and affected populations, (2) examine their impact on health and well-being of affected populations, and (3 Cited by:   Understanding what voluntary humanitarian action looks like in a modern context was the aim of the second project of the Swinburne and Red Cross.

4 Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action An emergency is a situation that threatens the lives and well-being of large numbers of a population and requires extraordinary action to ensure their survival, care and protection.3 The CCCs: • Constitute a global framework, developed by UNICEF in.

The vital role played by logistics during humanitarian crises. When humanitarian crises arise, supply chains are crucial to ensure aid reaches the most vulnerable - which is why public-private partnerships such as LET are making a difference.

The humanitarian enterprise is characterized by considerable optimism regarding the possibility of improving humanitarian action through technology. The uses of cell phones, social media platforms, geospatial technologies and various forms of crowdsourcing have fundamentally altered how humanitarian crises are detected, analyzed and addressed.

The Journal of International Humanitarian Action is a peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for the dissemination of research relating to all aspects of. This book brings together the real experience of practitioners who have made innovation work.

It is full of practical and actionable points of value to the humanitarian community. Managing Humanitarian Innovation is essential reading for humanitarian practitioners as well as volunteers and others involved in humanitarian supplies provision.

'The Politics of Humanitarian Technology is a pathbreaking book on the use of new technologies in humanitarian crises. Eschewing the conventional view that technologies are neutral and largely beneficial to populations at risk, Jacobsen brilliantly outlines how humanitarian crises have emerged as laboratories for testing and experimenting new, and often problematic, technologies.

Humanitarian Demining Action Plan: Humanity and Technological Challenges: /ch The presence of landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in a place represents a major threat to civlian and affects the rebuilding process and the lifeAuthor: Maki K.

Habib. It seeks to help humanitarian organizations comply with personal data protection standards, by raising awareness and providing specific guidance on the interpretation of data protection principles in the context of humanitarian action, particularly when new technologies are employed.

AI for Humanitarian Action partners with nonprofit and humanitarian organizations working to support disaster recovery, address the needs of children, protect displaced people, and promote human rights. Learn about AI for Humanitarian Action. Extending access to AI.

This program provides partner organizations with financial grants and. This book offers a nuanced understanding of the way humanitarian action operates in the 21st century. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in international human rights law, disaster management and international : Table of contents for Technology for humanitarian action / edited by Kevin M.

Cahill. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. In an effort to contribute to a more critical understanding of the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in humanitarian action, this article explores the topography of the Author: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik.

Originality/value: This paper presents the humanitarian vaccine cold chain problem from an original angle by illuminating the implications of technology and information on the decisions made.

In addition to the AI for Humanitarian Action program, Microsoft unveiled a series of new and updated AI tools for developers and enterprise companies. Among the AI highlights announced at Ignite: Cortana is getting an update that allows developers to enable the personal intelligent assistant to complete business-related tasks.

Therefore, how technological innovation affects humanitarian action needs a critical enquiry. For example, Bangladesh government is collecting biometric data of the Rohingya refugees although it. A devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25th, The humanitarian drone response to the earthquake was almost entirely foreign-led, top-down and techno-centric.

International drone teams self-deployed and largely ignored the humanitarian drone code of conduct. Many had never heard of humanitarian principles and most had no prior experience in disaster response.

The chapter deals with information technologies which meet the aims and goals of humanitarian logistics and supply chain management (SCM). It addresses researchers, students, practitioners and politicians, who are interested in integrating information technology (IT) into concepts for humanitarian logistics and by: 1.

This article assesses the implications of six megatrends for humanitarian action in the future, including changes in demography, technology and science, economics, political power, climate, and patterns of conflict. The interaction of these trends suggests a particularly.

My book charts their sudden rise and remarkable real-life stories, highlighting how their humanity coupled with innovative solutions to “Big Data” is changing humanitarian action forever. Digital Humanitarians will make you think differently about what it means to be humanitarian and will invite you to join the journey online.Technology and digital skills can play a critical role in helping the world’s most vulnerable people recover and rebuild their lives.

AI for Humanitarian Action leverages AI to support disaster recovery, address the needs of children, protect displaced people, and promote human rights. Of the 22 million refugees who have fled their homes. On Februthe Georgetown University Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) welcomed Hugo Slim, the head of policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who gave a lecture titled “Humanitarian Action in the s,” focusing on the normative, ethical, and operational changes that will likely take place in the practices of military and.