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MISSION & VISION

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 people affected, so that they can better prepare for and cope with disasters and crises.   VISION Smart use of (big) data will positivly impact faster & more (Cost) effective…

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PREDICTING FLOOD IMPACT IN MALAWI

Written by Thomas Plaatsman 510 DISASTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT From the Author: I first came upon 510 when searching for a thesis subject. They had already worked on Priority Index Models (PIM ) for typhoons in the Philippines with a vision to do the same for all vulnerable communities across the globe. I have had an interest…

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510 PANEL MEMBER AT COHAFA WORKING GROUP TALLIN

510 initiator Maarten Van der Veen was invited to be part of the panel at COHAFA working group Tallin. The Council working partly on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid (COHAFA) is the main forum within the EU for strategic and policy debate on humanitarian aid between the EU Member States and the European Commission. The…

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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
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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
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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
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A TYPICALLY ATYPICAL WEEK AT 510

If you have just watch the video animation above, you have witnessed a time-lapse of hundreds of hours of work, by mappers all over the world, squeezed into 15 seconds. From Aug 17- 25 both both amateur & professional volunteers started mapping areas affected by floods in south Asia. Among these, were mappers from The…

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MSc Thesis graduate student Beneficiary study for a digital peer-to-peer cash transfer system

    Position title:               MSc Thesis graduate student “Beneficiary study for a digital peer-to-peer cash transfer system” Duty station:               The Hague (but flexible) Time period:                4-6 months (depending on your institution’s requirements) Status:                         Student   About 510 and its place within the Netherlands Red Cross 510 is a self-organizing data innovation initiative of the Netherlands…

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KARTEREN

LEER HOE TE KARTEREN MISSING MAPS NEDERLANDS PUBLIC MAPATHONS NL PROFESSIONAL MAPATHONS Help us help others by making much needed maps! Want to learn how to map? For english material click here! Help vanachter je laptop? Klick boven en leer hoe te kartern Every single day the Red Cross, United Nations and other NGO volunteers… Read More
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MSc Thesis Relating food security assessment data to baseline vulnerability data

Position title: MSc Thesis graduate student “Relating food security assessment data to baseline vulnerability data” Duty station: The Hague and Utrecht (50-50) Time period: 4-6 months (depending on your institution’s requirements) Status: Student ICCO and Netherlands Red Cross ICCO and 510.global (NLRC) wish to collaborate with a focus on data on food security. To do…

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INTERNSHIP: MISSING MAPS SCHOLEN PROJECT

Stage voor het Missing Maps scholenproject Vacature: Stage voor het Missing Maps scholenproject Locatie: Den Haag (flexibel) Periode: Flexibel Soort: Stage   Plek in de organisatie 510 is het data initiatief van het Nederlandse Rode Kruis. Onze visie is dat het gebruik van (big) data kan bijdragen aan het sneller en (financieel) efficiënter verlenen van…

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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