V&TC summit summary

Oct 24, 2012

Huge hearts to Galit for so much help on this doc, and to Matt Stempeck and Heather Leson for their heavy input. On October 10th, a small group of Volunteer and Technical Community leaders and academics focused on crisis and humanitarian response gathered at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. The V&TC summit was […]

Humanitarian Networking Part 3: Collaboration Benefits

Nov 28, 2011

This is the third in a 3-part series on collaboration amongst humanitarian agencies, NGOs, and similar organizations (see parts one and two). ________________________________________________ Wonderful! Now, give me some concrete examples of how to use this humanitarian network to effectively collaborate. Gladly. The new wave of humanitarian response that is brewing just under the noses of […]

Humanitarian Networking Part 2: First Steps

Nov 21, 2011

This is the second in a 3-part series on collaboration amongst humanitarian agencies, NGOs, and similar organizations. Part one is here, and three is here. ________________________________________________ How can humanitarian aid collaboration be accomplished? How can we change the system of cutthroat competition to one of healthy collaboration? In order to create an environment of collaboration […]

Humanitarian Networking Part 1: Post-Scarcity

Nov 7, 2011

This is the first in a 3-part series on collaboration amongst humanitarian agencies, NGOs, and similar organizations. ________________________________________________ What are the biggest issues facing humanitarian aid organizations and disaster relief agencies today? Ask any organization and they’ll tell you: acquiring funding, efficient communication in emergency situations, and implementation of aid in hard-hit areas. You’d think […]