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.
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Posted by DH Coordinators on May 13, 2013 at 8:22pm
2012 has proven to be quite an amazing and eventful year for the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHNetwork) especially given that all work has been on individuals’ volunteer time! From launch to membership expansion to guidance material to Ignite talks to integration with traditional entities to four activations, the network has been quite active advancing the integration of volunteer efforts with those of the traditional humanitarian community.
Having come a long way from…Continue