From humanitarian response to sustainable development?

Response to humanitarian disasters is a field that is being revolutionised by communication and information technologies. From hundreds of digital volunteers creating a crisis map during the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, to responses during the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Meier (2015) has analysed how ICTs have …

Can ICTs be the key for improving coordination when an emergency strikes?

When emergencies as the tsunami in 2004, the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 or the one in Ecuador in 2016 strike, how prepared and equipped are local communities, agencies and governments for effective response? This question lies in the essence of the new innovative pilot project ‘ALERT’ whose purpose is …