SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTING A REMOTENESS INDICATOR MALAWI

Written by Jurg Wilbrink 510 GEO INFORMATION SERVICES The 510 initiative is working with the Malawi Red Cross to identify the country’s most vulnerable areas. A workshop and mapping exercise were held on data collection and sharing with different stakeholders in Malawi. Vulnerability data contributes to the Red Cross’ data preparedness initiative (see also Method:… Read More

DEVELOPING A PRIORITY INDEX FOR EARTHQUAKES

Identifying aid priority areas by learning from past events Written by Evelien Bulte 510 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST In the first few days following a severe earthquake there typically is a scarcity of reliable information about the impact on local communities. In this situation, decision makers of the humanitarian aid sector struggle to get an overview… Read More

FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 2

Written by 510 DISASTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT EXPERT Rebecca Visschedijk. After our team member Jannis Visser was successfully deployed to the Philippines (see: FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 1), there was a request for follow up Surge Information Management Support. This need had a different focus; where Jannis Visser had set up and processes… Read More

FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 1

Written by 510 Jannis Visser RISK ASSESSMENT EXPERT The Netherlands Red Cross data initiative - 510 -  is focussing on prototyping innovative solutions for disaster preparedness. However, when a disaster strikes, there is a more direct need for Surge Information Management support. Netherlands Red Cross, the youngest member of the IFRC Surge Information Management Systems (IFRC… Read More

EFFICIENT AID: THROUGH ACCURATE PRIORITY INDEX PART 1

Written by 510 INITIATOR Maarten Van der Veen. The Priority Index is a data driven solution to predict damage to houses after a (super) typhoon or hurricane. We use data and machine learning techniques to identify priority areas for humanitarian aid. Organizations like the Red Cross  and Red Crescent National Societies, governments or UN OCHA… Read More