SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTING A REMOTENESS INDICATOR MALAWI

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: Implementing Data Preparedness), yet availability is very limited.… Read More

DEVELOPING A PRIORITY INDEX FOR EARTHQUAKES

Identifying aid priority areas by learning from past events 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 of how the severity of the impact is…

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FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 2

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 and dashboards for collecting and sharing operational data and…

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FASTER RESPONSE: WITH CAPACITY BUILDING PHILIPPINES PART 1

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 SIMS) is building its capacity to respond…

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