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You Can Help the Victims of Super Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit)

Super Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) made landfall in the Philippines. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Manila has activated the Digital Humanitarian Network. Standby Task Force have deployed and are responding. We are using MicroMappers

SBTF shortlisted for an award.

Today I received this email. Dear Justine, I am delighted to announce that Standby Task Force has successfully reached the shortlist for “Advocate of the Year” at the Women in IT Awards 2015! Our select group of judges will be meeting

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We’re A Non-Profit Organization! The Incorporation is Official!

Today we are excited to officially announce that the Standby Task Force is taking the next step in a large push within the crisis-mapping community to professionalize our field. For the SBTF that meant hammering down to the details of

BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory (UK) May 5th

Everyone at the Standby Task Force is thrilled by the overwhelming positive reaction to BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory feature on crisis mapping and humanitarian technology tonight! We are eagerly waiting to share the complete feature once the BBC makes

Standby Task Force Update – April 2014

It has been a busy few months remodelling SBTF to become flexible for what the future in digital humanitarianism holds. Some major changes have taken place. From new core team, new teams, new directions, new tools etc. All these things

Standby Task Force Memberships Reopened

We are delighted to announce that applications for membership have now reopened Thank you for your interest in joining Standby Task Force! Please go to the sign-up page to find the application form and to submit your membership application. •

Core Team

The following individuals are core team of the Standby Task Force. They deal with the overall organization of each project, and are all of them volunteers in this effort. The skills and backgrounds within the team span over wide fields.

Advisory Board member Anahi Ayala Iacucci resigning from the SBTF

As of today I, Anahi Ayala Iacucci, resign from my position as an SBTF Advisory Board member. Here is part of my resignation letter as it was sent today to the Core Team: “Dear all, I am writing this email

World Disasters Report 2013: Technology and the Future of Humanitarian Action

The World Disasters Report 2013, just released by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, examines the profound impact of technological innovations on humanitarian action, how humanitarians employ technology in new and creative ways, and what risks and

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How AI, Twitter and Digital Volunteers are Transforming Humanitarian Disaster Response

Great article by Katie Collins on Wired.co.uk on how the Standby Task Force, QCRI, UN OCHA, the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) and others worked together to use the new tool MicroMappers in response to the earthquake that took place in Pakistan

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