The report is a resource for civil society, technologists and decision-makers to explore the complex questions about the vulnerabilities frontier technologies can introduce or heighten as well as the opportunities for collaborative exploration to develop and promote ‘humanity first’ approaches to data and technology.
Trends and Transformations
This document answers the following request from IFRC: Reviews and summarizes the industry best practices and lessons learned around digital transformation (business, NGO, INGO) and includes examples citing case studies, recommended articles, and videos. Example models for implementation are shared.
Over 10,000 people from 195 countries joined the 200 sessions at Climate:Red! Participants spent 30 hours discussing global needs and sharing local initiatives around climate change.
Three weeks have passed since the IFRC’s virtual Climate:Red summit came to an end. Plenty of time to reflect on our experience, what worked, and what did not work as well as expected. The event offered live interpretation in all four IFRC official languages, an unusual yet critical feature in the digital space for event organisers, the audience, and interpreters alike.
Volunteers and their stories during every emergency inspire us. Connecting a global RCRC volunteer and humanitarian network across the...
Tree planting, home building, food service, elder care. These traditional volunteer activities date back to the birth of civilization. In fact, the Bible, Quran, Torah, and Buddhism refer to gifts of service, charity to mankind, giving – each in some way sharing to followers that good comes from good deeds.
How can there be a truly connected global Red Cross Red Crescent? Every day during the COVID 19 response we’ve heard people remark that this emergency has forced a very active conversation and rapid implementation on digital transformation. Several people reflected that in terms of digital transformation, we have achieved in 2 months what may have otherwise taken many years to build.
We all want to be connected. During the response to a threat like COVID, the need for rapid information sharing and new forms of community networking requires that we adjust our tools and methods to best serve all of those at risk.
The Solferino Academy began convening virtual workshops in Mid-March 2020, connecting people in national societies responding to COVID-19 so they could share insights, experiences and innovations. Two months later, we had run over 10 Virtual Workshops with more than 2,000 people attending (we had one with 700 people!). Our average attendance per virtual workshop was about 150 people. Here’s what we learned along the way.
It is obvious that in a turbulent environment that is in a state of constant change and new emerging humanitarian needs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement faces new challenges but still needs to continue responding adequately to traditional ones. Looking at the long history of the Movement, one can see that the mandate of each component varies and has developed according to the needs of each era though still being bound by one common goal, which is to alleviate human suffering across the globe. After 150 years of humanitarian action it is obvious that because of different mandates, the diversification of activities, a lack of cohesion and weak mutual ties, the Movement has become a loose entity.
WhatFutures was an innovative forecasting game about the future of humanitarian need, played entirely through WhatsApp. It was played...
WHAT HAS STRATEGY 2020 MEANT FOR LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMMING IN RCRC? Livelihood is both an area of focus (AoF) in IFRC Strategy 2020 and...