HOW FARMERS IN MALAWI FORECAST DROUGHT

MASTER’S THESIS: “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 understanding and… Read More

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

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 RESPONSIBILITY AUDIT 2019

WHAT IS DATA RESPONSIBILITY Data responsibility is, in straightforward terms, the responsible processing of data. In humanitarian context, we use ethical standards and principles to understand the consequences of our data-related work and take measures not to harm individuals or communities. To support these measures, our data responsibility team designed and conducted an internal baseline… Read More

IARP ANNUAL MEETING 2019

WHAT IS IARP The Innovative Approaches to Response Preparedness (IARP) programme leverages forecast-based financing, data preparedness, and cash transfer programming to reduce the impact of climate change-related disasters on vulnerable populations. Each year, the Netherlands Red Cross works with one of the three implementing national societies to organise a meeting for all IARP partners in one of the programme countries (Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia).   WHO IS IT… Read More

DATA TEAM LEADS TRAINING

WHAT IS DATA TEAM LEAD TRAINING? 510 offered a course in data team lead training that covered a wide variety of topics, from overviews of existing 510 projects, team management best practices, and technical training in several platforms.  WHO WAS IT FOR?  Seven representatives from Canada, Denmark, delegate in Mali, Kenya, The Netherlands (delegate in Lebanon), The Philippines, and Zambia attended the full training. In addition, 510 interns and volunteers joined many of the technical sessions to improve… Read More

510 & NATIONAL SOCIETIES TEAMTERVIEWS

21/10/2019510 TEAMTERVIEW JORIS WESTERVELD21/08/2019510 TEAMTERVIEW ANNELIES RIEZEBOS27/03/2019510 TEAMTERVIEW MEREL VAN COOTEN18/03/2019510 TEAMTERVIEW ELISE GARTON18/02/2019510 TEAMTERVIEW AGATHE BUCHERIE07/08/2018510 TEAMTERVIEW HELEEN ELENBAAS26/06/2018510 TEAMTERVIEW JURG WILBRINK29/08/2017A TYPICALLY ATYPICAL WEEK AT 510 Read More

MALAWI DATA TEAM GAVE DATA LITERACY TRAINING

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. We tailor our data literacy trainings to the specific needs of the Red Cross National Societies.  WHO WAS THE TRAINING FOR Participants to the data literacy training were from:  Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) staff… Read More