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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.

Did You Feel It? Social Media for Earthquake Science and Response

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

Crowd and Crown: Policy Issues in Social Media for International Crisis Response

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

Dinner Honoring His Excellency, Festus Mogae, President of the Republic of Botswana

President Mogae spoke to invitees from different Washington NGOs, US government offices, Intergovernmental Organizations and participants in the Corporate Council for Africa's Africa-US Business Summit. After President Mogae's speech he entertained questions from dinner attendees regarding various subjects including investment, diversification, and HIV/AIDS in Botswana.

President Mogae's remarks are as follows:

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