Interoperability of systems can change the way organisations deliver aid, restoring people’s dignity and ensuring a safer and faster access to essential services.
Spanish Red Cross have opened their Tech Awards to all Red Cross & Red Crescent volunteers and staff around the world who have been creating and deploying innovative technology solutions for their communities and National Societies. This is Your Award!
New and emerging technologies have the potential to cause both great benefit and harm — yet the processes designed to develop and use these technologies rarely consider the humanitarian and social costs. How can technology be used for good? What does this look like? Who gets a say? These are some of the questions we are exploring at Humanitech, an initiative of Australian Red Cross, dedicated to harnessing the transformational power of technology for good.
In episode 2 of the Humanitech Perspective we asked ? Usman Iftikhar what problems he is looking to solve into the future? His answer Climate Migration, it was a powerful answer as it hits home to the realities that many people are facing around the globe already.
As a Technical Team lead specialising in Networks and Telephony for British Red Cross, our team had many plans in place at the start of 2020.
The year 2020 in Lebanon, kick-started with ongoing revolutions, an economic crisis, a political collapse, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s unstable economic situation and the steady rise of COVID-19 cases were both major factors affecting the majority of the populations’ financial instability.
In 2017, WhatFutures was shortlisted for the Digital Communication Awards. The findings from this engagement were published at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Click here to read the paper.