Browsing the "Innovation" Tag

4 Low-Tech Solutions For Communications In Emergencies

August 28th, 2015 | by EJC

Innovation, in the humanitarian realm, is about finding sustainable and dignified solutions to the most pressing issues that affect the wellbeing of people affected by conflict, man-made or natural disasters, diseases, and food insecurity. However, in rapid-onset or complex emergencies, some of the infrastructure that is needed to implement ‘high-tech’ solutions is non-existent.


Crowdsourcing Flash-Flood Warnings That Race The Waters Downstream

September 10th, 2014 | by EJC

Bangladesh’s early warning systems to predict more conventional floods have improved by leaps and bounds in the past decades. But lack of cross-border cooperation in hydro-meteorological data means fast-moving waters from India can still have a devastating impact. Anu John reports on UNDP's journey to crowdsource early warning systems to mitigate this


The Importance Of Dispelling Rumours In The Tana Delta

July 15th, 2014 | by EJC

The dynamics of conflict are constantly changing, and given the pace of innovations in technology it is apparent that the traditional triggers of conflicts are also changing. Factors such as misinformation and disinformation play a role in sparking conflict in rural Kenya, and the Una Hakika project is stepping in to counter such catalysts by providing accurate, trustworthy information that residents of the Tana Delta can rely on



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