Join us on October 4, 2011 for a presentation and roundtable discussion on how digital age technologies, such as social media and crisis mapping, are revolutionizing the way humanitarian response will be conducted in the future. Gisli Olafsson, Emergency Response Director of NetHope, will explore the role of technology and information sharing in humanitarian response, and will look at how crowdsourcing, mass collaboration, volunteer technical community self-organization, and “information to the edge” will push new approaches into this space.
Gisli Olafsson is the co-author of the recent report Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Usage in the Pakistan Floods 2010 and a contributor to the United Nations’ report Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies.
This event will be held on October 4th from 4:00 – 5:30 pm in the 4th floor conference room of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. This event is free and open to the public. Allow time for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required for entry. To RSVP for this event and to get directions to the Woodrow Wilson Center, please visit the Events page of the Science and Technology Innovation Program.