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ICCM 2012: Josh Campbell, Imagery to the Crowd

Josh Campbell from the Humanitarian Information Unit at the US Department of State, discusses building a framework to support sharing high-resolution satellite imagery with the volunteer technical community, for improved disaster response and development projects. Crowdsourcing enables the humanitarian response community to have access to road maps being rapidly improved with updated, detailed information, demonstrated

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Understanding Risks in an Evolving World – Emerging Best Practices in Natural Disaster Risk Assessment

This publication highlights some of the influential efforts—by technical specialists, institutions, and governments around the world—to create and communicate risk information faster and at lower cost, to improve the quality and transparency of risk information, and to enable more local engagement in the production of authoritative risk information than ever before. This report contains case studies spanning 40 countries that showcase emerging best

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