ORTEC & 510 – Can text mining optimize humanitarian response?

When a disaster strikes, we want to be prepared. Every year, nearly 160 million people worldwide are affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods. Thanks to data, an increasing number of natural disasters can be predicted, enabling people to safely evacuate in time. This way, data can make an enormous difference in…

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2 YEARS OF DATA RESPONSIBILITY AT 510

reading time: 12 minutes  The creation of a Data Responsibility Process at 510 – A brief history  Before the digital era  Before the use of Internet, humanitarian aid organisations mostly exchanged information in person, on paper, by phone or by fax. Any time delays in relaying the information, responding to requests, or manually editing records and maps, were considered standard procedures.  After the digital era  The Internet introduced a digital transformation in the early eighties, which was followed…

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HUMANITARIAN HACK

OPTIMIZING DISASTER IMPACT ANALYSIS WITH GROUND MEASUREMENTS APPLY HERE Problem: Analysts, using satellite imagery are capable of quickly assessing damage, flood extents, wildfire extent and more. However, to make these algorithms more reliable and trustworthy they need to be provided with very local data coming from the disaster affected area. These data can be used…

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PURPOSE, MISSION & VISION

PURPOSE Improve speed, quality and cost-effectiveness of humanitarian aid by using data & digital. MARKET Red Cross National societies & it’s local partners with drive for data & digital transformation. MISSION Shape the future of humanitarian aid by converting data into understanding, and put it in the hands of humanitarian relief workers, decision makers and…

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Data Responsibility Volunteer ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ONLINE VOLUNTEERING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES GRADUATE STUDENTS: THE FUTURE OF CASH BASED ASSISTANCE DATA SCIENTIST FOR IBF FRONT END DEVELOPERS BACK END DEVELOPERS Read More

HOW WE VERIFY DATA

Written by 510 DATA RESPONSIBILITY EXPERT Kamal Ahmed. The 510 team works with data from many different sources. We often face challenges of completeness, validity and reliability. Therefore we took a deep dive into best practices for data verification. This blog describes shortly why it is important and how we address it. One of the… Read More

Data Responsibility Volunteer

WHO ARE YOU? You are an enthusiastic, self-organizing professional, student or volunteer who is interested in being part of a wider team. You think that organisations and companies should handle data responsibly and need to make every effort to ensure that they do not cause harm to anyone through the data they process. You also…

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ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ONLINE VOLUNTEERING

WHO ARE YOU? You are an enthusiastic, self-organizing professional, student or volunteer who is interested in being part of a wider team. You think that online volunteering can play an important role in supporting or strengthening field activities in the world of international development. Your main focus will be on the programmes of the Red…

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HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN

WHAT IS HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN Ideo states that human centred design  (HCD) “sits at the intersection of empathy and creativity.” It is a design and management framework that develops solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process. Utilised in multiple fields, including sociological sciences and technology, HCD has…

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MALAWI Red Cross

Below you can find all the blog posts pertaining to the work we have done with the Malawi Red Cross. Read More

ST.MAARTEN Red Cross

510 TEAMTERVIEW DANIEL KERSBERGEN DANIËL KERSBERGEN was a master thesis Student at 510 and has just graduated from MSc Geomatics for the Built Environment at TUDelft. You can read his thesis here 1: How did you end up doing your master thesis with 510? During my master Geomatics for the Built Environment, I was inspired by… Read More

KENYA Red Cross

Below you can find all the blog posts pertaining to the work we have done with the Kenya Red Cross. Read More

DIGITAL RISK ASSESSMENT

In this category you will find the 510 products that pertain to Disaster Preparedness. With the following products we assess the possible risks of communities, epidemics and landscapes. CRA: COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT ERA: EPIDEMIC RISK ASSESSMENT LRA: LANDSCAPE RESTORATION ASSESSMENT (More info to come)   Below is a collection of posts pertaining to Digital Risk AssessmentRead More

PREDICTIVE IMPACT ANALYTICS

In this category you will find the 510 products that pertain to early warning early action. With the following products we assess the possible impact on communities, infrastructure & landscapes. IBF: IMPACT BASED FORECAST IAT: IMPACT ASSESSMENT TOOLS (More info to come) PMT: POPULATION MOVEMENT TOOLS (More info to come) Below is a collection of posts… Read More

EMERGENCY DATA SUPPORT

In this category of Emergency data support, you will find the products created specifically for Disaster Response. We create these products both as part of the SIMS network and in response to smaller scale disasters that are not co ordinated thru sims.With the following products we respond to the affected communities. SIMS: SURGE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FOR IFRC… Read More