A Global Dialogue on Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs

The Red Cross/Red Crescent is facilitating a two-year technology initiative to collaboratively explore, inform and adapt emerging solutions to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable urban communities.
We will collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders to help ensure future solutions are accessible and affordable, appropriate to community needs and context, ethical, integrated with supportive policies and programs, scalable, and sustainable in order to address humanity’s most difficult challenges. 
July—December 2014
Regional Consultations in Technology Hubs 
Focus groups for community members followed by expert workshops to explore how emerging technologies can address the risks, needs and challenges that commonly delay or prevent individuals and communities from making a full recovery following emergencies. The Red Cross/Red Crescent will release a final report from this phase of the initiative in January 2015.
 
January 7-9, 2015
(Breukelen, the Netherlands)
The Red Cross/Red Crescent and its collaborators will meet to share the outcomes of the regional consultations as well as plan for field demonstrations and research projects that will test a prioritized group of emerging technologies.
 
Throughout 2015
Experiments and Advocacy (TBD after Two-Day Summit)
Field demonstrations to prove the conceptual use cases generated in the regional consultations; research to explore technology’s impact on resilience; and national advocacy based on emerging needs and shared value with collaborators will continue throughout the initiative.
 
May 2016
UN World Humanitarian Summit (Istanbul, Turkey)
A platform to share evidence and inform humanitarian solutions, policy recommendations and other decisions related transformation through innovation.
 
In the future, the Red Cross/Red Crescent may consider a second round of similar activities to examine technology’s impact on another theme, such as community health.

 

Blog spot
http://tech4resilience.blogspot.com/

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