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Humanitarian Response in a Time of Mass Collaboration and Networked Intelligence

Gisli Olafsson, Emergency Response Director of NetHope, will discuss how digital age technologies, like social media, are revolutionizing the way humanitarian response will be conducted in the future.

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Oct. 4, 2011
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location

4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Humanitarian Response in a Time of Mass Collaboration and Networked Intelligence

Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

Gisli Olafsson, Emergency Response Director of NetHope, will discuss how digital age technologies, like social media, are revolutionizing the way humanitarian response will be conducted in the future. He will explore the role of technology and information sharing in humanitarian response and look at how crowdsourcing, mass collaboration, volunteer & technical community self-organization, and "information to the edge" will push totally new approaches into this space.

Gisli Olafsson is the co-author of the recent report Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Usage in the Pakistan Floods 2010 and a contributor to the United Nations’ report Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Allow time for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required for entry.

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