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The blockchain is a type of distributed database hosted across a network of multiple participants. Moreover, the blockchain provides a way to share information and transfer digital assets in a fast, tracked and secure way. Originally created to enable the digital currency Bitcoin, blockchain technology has garnered attention by creating new opportunities beyond currency for organizations in all sectors, including the humanitarian sector. The blockchain has the potential to transform the humanitarian sector by providing cost savings and traceability of information flows, and by reducing...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Global technological and innovation hubs as of January 2016. If you would like to add a innovation space, please contribute information here. New additions will be updated on a regular basis. Thank you to Nikita Bhide for hub identification.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Are you a passionate individual who wants to help harness local digitally-enabled volunteers or groups in response to emergencies? Would you like to become a central figure and coordinating these groups so that any response is more than the sum of all its parts? If this describes your desire and you answered the questions positively, then this guidance is for you! Guidance on Developing a Local Disaster Response Network (DRN) from Jennie Philips and the Digital Humanitarian Network.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Monday, September 28, 2015
The Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) is a network of organizations that provide information-based response and relief services to communities affected by disaster events and formal response actors directly servicing these populations. Since it was founded in 2012, the DHN has provided crisis informatics, visualization, mapping and technical development to a range of formal actors. Our member organizations have provided services to agencies such as the United Nations Office for the Coordination of...
Monday, August 17, 2015
This document is for formal humanitarian entities that are interested in collaborating with V&TCs. It will best fit the needs of organizations that have had exposure to V&TCs and their work, and now seek practical advice on proceeding with a deployment. The guidance aims to ensure that actors understand the dynamics of working with V&TCs, better formulate requests and maximize the benefits of such collaboration. This document does not attempt to resolve ongoing discussions about verification, reliability, the added value of crowdsourcing, privacy and other issues, which are being...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
This page links to past activations, guidance materials and lessons learned. Guidance for Collaborating with Volunteer & Technical Communities (English & French) Guidance for Collaborating with Formal Humanitarian Organizations (English) Volunteer Decision Tree
Sunday, November 17, 2013