The purpose of the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHNetwork) is to leverage digital networks in support of 21st century humanitarian response. More specifically, the aim of this network-of-networks is to form a consortium of Volunteer & Technical Communities (V&TCs) and to provide an interface between formal, professional humanitarian organizations and informal yet skilled-and-agile volunteer & technical networks. Services offered by members of the DHNetwork are listed here. We are taking an iterative approach in developing this interface and will expand membership to this network over time. Membership is by organization only. We also plan to organize a crisis simulation to assess our worfklows in the near future.
The purpose of the DHNetwork Coordinators is to review activation-requests and rapidly liaise with the different volunteer & technical teams who are members of Digital Humanitarians to build a Solution Team best able to act on a request. The Coordinators aim to provide a response to every request within 24 hours. More information about the coordinators and their role is available here.
Please use #Digihums when tweeting about this network, thank you.
The Digital Humanitarian Network Summit 2013 at 88mph Garage in Nairobi, Kenya. We’ll be examining current humanitarian challenges in relation to technology, digital response, and crisis management. Participants will brainstorm and plan ways in which we can create solutions to those challenges using adaptable, agile methods and tools.
We hope you’ll join us as we seek to create adaptable digital avenues for humanitarian response. Follow the @digihums on Twitter and get info on related humanitarian work at the hashtag #Digihums. Check out their website for more information on how to become a digital humanitarian.
Day 1, November 23rd:
Posted by Geeks Without Bounds on October 31, 2013 at 11:58am
“Humanitarianism in the Network Age” (HINA) examines the implications for how a world of increasingly informed, connected and self-reliant communities will affect the delivery of humanitarian aid. It lays out some of the most pertinent features of these new technologies, such as SMS, social media and others, and identifies the opportunities and difficulties in applying them.” says United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).
July 16 kicks off with a panel talk
To make this fundamental shift possible, the report argues that:
• Information needs to be seen as a basic need in humanitarian response;…
Posted by DH Coordinators on July 15, 2013 at 7:30pm