Tag: Libya

Video: The Standby Task Force in Action

I was recently invited to give a 5-minute talk on the SBTF in action. This was for the Frontiers in Development conference organized by USAID just a few weeks ago. They have just made the video public. In this presentation,

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WHO Libya Deployment: Lessons Learned and SBTF Feedback

On December 12th, 2011, Robert Colombo Llimona, a GIS Analyst
for the Vulnerability and Risk Analysis & Mapping (VRAM) 
inside the WHO Mediterranean Center for Health Risk Reduction (WMC) based in Tunisia contacted the SBTF, OSM and GISCorps to request support

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Double Activation of the Standby Task Force: WHO-Libya & OCHA-Colombia

The Standby Volunteer Task Force has just been activated by two major partners: the World Health Organization (WHO) in Libya and the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Colombia. WHO-Libya: This activation is not in response

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SBTF Recognized in Online Volunteer Award for 2011!

The entire SBTF membership is truly honored and proud to be recognized in this year’s International Online Volunteer Award! The official press release is available online here, which includes this video describing the SBTF’s work on the Libya Crisis Map. Sincere thanks

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Libya Crisis Map Deployment 2011 Report

We have just completed the after action review of the SBTF deployment of the Libya Crisis Map. You can view the report here. The entire point of this report is to catalyze conversation and learning. This is a live document since our

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SBTF Wins Technology and Innovation Award for Libya Crisis Map!

[Guest blog post by Gisli Olafsson, NetHope] On August 2nd, the International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) announced the winners in their European and Global Awards for 2011. The Libya Crisis Map effort received in both the European and the Global competition the first

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Libya Crisis Map: 3rd Situation Report

Taskforce Report: Libya Crisis Map Date: March 8, 2011 (reports at 12pm EST) Summary Over 450 unique reports mapped; no new 3Ws information added since last report The pattern of reports in the past 48-72 hours shows a shift in

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Changing the World One Map at a Time

[Cross-posted from Patrick Meier’s iRevolution.net blog] The response to last year’s crises in Haiti, Chile and Pakistan revealed an exciting potential. Volunteers from thousands of miles away could possibly play an important role in humanitarian operations by using social networking

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