The members of the Department of Homeland Ssecurity’s Virtual Social Media Working Group and First Responders Group recently issued a very comprehensive review of the use of digital and mobile technologies in the response to Sandy. The document highlights the growing role of social media by official agencies for communications and situational awareness but also [...]
CrisisCommons is proud to highlight the launch of a new online resource by the team behind The Sentinel Project For Genocide Prevention. The online course, called Introduction to Technology for Human Rights ( https://sentinelproject.herokuapp.com/course ) begins on June 10. It has been designed with activists, scholars, human rights defenders, development professionals, and journalists in mind. The course is also all-online and modestly priced so [...]
The Wiki is back up! It’s in a read only mode (think of a construction zone) for now as we continue to work on it, but you can access the information. If you have a link for the wiki, please change the .org to .eu (It’s part of the temporary fix) and it should take [...]
CrisisCommons is working on improving its online properties. To that end, our wiki page is undergoing maintenance. We’re working as fast as we can to restore it and looking forward to your input and future collaborations with our partners.
We’re sorry to say that it’s that time again! Our wiki is currently undergoing maintenance. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. It will be back as soon as we can make it happen. Stay tuned! .
Do you want to help with Sandy response? Come design, code, and learn with other people this weekend at a CrisisCamp! (check out the wiki page for collaboration) Here’s how you can get involved if you are a: Volunteer that can attend in person: If you would like to attend a CrisisCamp in person, please [...]
Strong partnerships, a new era for humanitarian assistance. CrisisCommons is among a group of Volunteer Technical Communities (VTCs) and others who have joined forces to launch a new initiative to bringing together the expertise and good will of software developers and the passion and knowledge of those working in humanitarian assistance. NetHope, GeeksWithoutBounds and CrisisCommons, [...]
The acting CrisisCommons management team gathered in Toronto last week to start building a roadmap for the future of the organization. Facilitated by Robin White of the Meridian Institute and attended by nine CrisisCommons volunteers, the discussion ranged from mission statements, governance, potential partnerships, and incorporation. In attendance were Andrew Turner, Deborah Shaddon, Chad Catacchio, [...]
The following is a guest post from Francesco Ciriaci on the recent CrisisCamp held in Bologna, Italy in March and the discussions that followed among crisiscampers in that country. Italian Campers joining the conversation The first Italian #SMEM Camp The first Italian Camp on Social Media in Emergency Management took place in Bologna, on the 17th [...]
The Interim Management Team of CrisisCommons strongly believes in transparency and openness. For this reason, about a dozen documents have been uploaded to the Wiki page and made available to the community. Look on the main page under “CrisisCommons Interim Management Team and Community Documents.” The documents are divided in three categories: strategic planning, grant [...]