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State of the Use of Mobile Technologies for Disaster Preparedness in South East Asia

This report summarizes the study conducted by Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in collaboration with the Global Disaster Preparedness Center with support from the USAID-Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to better understand how new communication and information sharing technologies can enhance risk reduction and preparedness measures.¬† Unlike post-disaster response and recovery, where humans passively adapt to …

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Disaster Relief 2.0: The future of information sharing in humanitarian emergencies

After a large-scale disaster, there is always a massive effort to collect and analyze large volumes of data and distill from the chaos the critical information needed to target humanitarian aid most efficiently. But the response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti was different. For the first time, members of the community affected by the …

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