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Lessons learned from USAID’s first crowdsourced project

[Guest post by Timo Luege - I’m passionate about information, communication and how they can be used to make the world a better place. My two main areas of expertise are: • Communication through digital media • Media relations during disasters Over the last thirteen years I have worked for the Red Cross Red Crescent [...]
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SBTF/USAID - A Partnership - The Future of Digital Volunteers?

Kirk Morris, Melissa Elliott, Jeannine Lemaire - SBTF “On Friday, June 1st, USAID’s GeoCenter and Development Credit Authority (DCA) launched the Agency’s first-ever crowdsourcing initiative to pinpoint the location of USAID DCA loan data. Forty people came to USAID’s Innovation Lab throughout the day to crowdsource live. Online volunteers, working from Canada to the United [...]
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Harvard Humanitarian Initiative - (HSI) Simulation Exercise - An Appreciation

Our partners (HSI) had the tough work mucking about in the cold and wet weather. Our resulting map… Thank you “This past April 27-29 over 100 HSI program participants came together in a state forest just north of Boston, Massachusetts to participate in a simulation exercise designed to replicate a complex humanitarian crisis. For two [...]
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Resources for Online Anonymity, Encryption, and Privacy

Reposted from the Herdict Blog of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society Please, remember security is never perfect, but we can make best effort and always be informed. Resources for Online Anonymity, Encryption, and Privacy By Alex Meriwether | May 7th |  There are many tools available to help Internet users reach the [...]
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