Digital fundraising, a solution for Humanitarian Aid workers

Digital fundraising can be define as fundraising using digital technology, which usually means fundraising online. Humanitarian Aid Organisation and aids sectors receive a large part of their funding from government, foundation and individual giving and a large part is also raised via online which can be term digital fundraising. Once …

ICT for good in disaster risk reduction and rehabilitation

The world is increasingly exposed to meteorological hazards and climate variability that cause severe infrastructure damage and human casualties, affecting in particular developing countries. Early warning systems have been developed and implemented to reduce those risks in many countries. However, challenges to communicate timely with communities that are at risk …

Digital identity, a way forward for humanitarian development.

When people are forced to flee their homes to escape war, persecution or violence, the registration and documentation by States or by the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) can be lifesaving. UNHCR, takes the responsibility to protect and assist asylum-seekers, refugees, returnees and stateless people, and has a …

ComDev and ICT4D

This being our first content post on the blog, I thought I’d provide a short introduction to Communication for Development (ComDev), and more specifically Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) for those of our readers who may not be familiar with the terms. Communication for Development (ComDev) Communication in …

Welcome to the Digital Humanitarian!

Welcome to the Digital Humanitarian blog. Under the theme “ICT4D, aid work and communicating development”, this blog shows the importance of digital communication in the humanitarian sector and how digital communication is used  by aid workers and international organisations as a means of Communication for Development. It further addresses the …