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A Guide To Social Media And Emergency Management Exercise Planning

October 20th, 2015 | by EJC

On August 6, 2006, a small earthquake struck the San Francisco area. The event triggered a discussion instantly in a new tool called “Twitter”. In that defining social media moment, two-way communications inspired the public not only to communicate status in real time but also to be active in their own preparedness and recovery planning


Lessons Learned In Nepal – Social Media Monitoring During Humanitarian Crises

October 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Part of ACAPS’ Nepal Earthquake response included a social media monitoring pilot: the team produced fortnightly monitoring reports, with the aim of helping to identify needs, concerns, developing trends and emerging risks among the effected population; and conversations related to the quality and accessibility of aid


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.



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