510 & OUR USE OF AI

WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Artificial intelligence (AI) is, as its name suggests, a form of intelligence that mimics the natural, human thought processes, but is displayed by machines, particularly by computer systems. Expressions of this intelligence are, for example, learning, problem solving, & self-correction.   Machine learning is an application of AI and refers to a computer’s ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.   Deep learning is a class of machine learning algorithms,… Read More

HOW FARMERS IN MALAWI FORECAST DROUGHT

MASTER’S THESIS LINK HERE: “LINKING SMALLHOLDER FARMER’S AGRICULTURAL STRATEGIES AND KNOWLEDGE TO DROUGHT FORECASTS IN SOUTHERN MALAWI” WHAT IS IT ABOUT Ileen worked on 510’s Impact-Based Forecasting project, which falls under our Predictive Impact Analysis work. The aim of her research was to reduce the impact of droughts on smallholder farmers in Southern Malawi by… Read More

510 AND MALAWI RED CROSS AT THE REGIONAL AFRICAN DIALOGUE PLATFORM

WHAT IS THE AFRICAN DIALOGUE PLATFORM The Regional African Dialogue Platform on Forecast-based Financing (FbF) aims to improve understanding of the FbF concept, the funding mechanism, & methodology. It also works to foster collaboration among key actors working to reduce the impact of natural disasters, improve systems readiness and response by using the window of…

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SOFTWARE ARCHITECT FOR DIRECT DIGITAL AID

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR? We are looking for a bright and creative Volunteer Software Architect with a hands-on mentality and strong technical skills to contribute to software that serves humanitarian needs. You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary project team and work closely together with the software architect and software developers. We… Read More

GEOBUZZ CONFERENCE 2019 

WHAT IT GEOBUZZ 510 volunteers and GIS experts Raymond Nijssen, Ries Visser, Arjen Crince, Aron Gergely, and Koos Krijnders attended the 2019 GeoBuzz Conference and Trade Fair organised by GeoBusiness Nederland. The conference included sessions about developments in GIS techniques, cadastre, mapping, utility companies, surveying, remote sensing, photogrammetry and large geo-related databases. More information is… Read More

SOFTWARE TESTING EXPERT FOR DIRECT DIGITAL AID

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR? We are looking for a bright and creative Volunteer Software Testing Expert with a hands-on mentality and strong technical skills to contribute to software that serves humanitarian needs. You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary project team and work closely together with the software architect and software developers.… Read More

510 RODE KRUIS IFRC #RCRC19

WHAT IS #RCRC19 HUMANITARIAN VILLAGE The Humanitarian Village complements the official proceedings of the 2019 IFRC General Assembly, by giving participants an opportunity to have informal exchanges and tackle humanitarian challenges from fresh angles. A lively and interactive multimedia space inside the conference centre that will bring a hands-on, experimental and participatory aspect to the conference.… Read More

AUTOMATED IMPACT MAP SENT 120HRS BEFORE TYPHOON KAMMURI ARRIVES

WHAT IS IT ABOUT On November 29th The Philippine Red Cross FBF team received the first Automated impact map from the 510 team. This was 120hrs before expected landfall of Typhoon Kammuri/Tisoy. The FbF project in the Philippines used impact-based forecasting – overlaying the wind speed forecast with data on indicators such as building types,… Read More

DATA LITERACY TRAINING ZAMBIA 2018

WHAT IS DATA LITERACY Data literacy   is the ability to read, create and communicate data as information, as well as understanding the possibilities of using data and its consequences.  This skill can improve the speed and accuracy of Disaster Preparedness, Early warning Warning Early action & Disaster Response faster and more efficient. As every National Society… Read More