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Title Humanitarianism in the network age : including world humanitarian data and trends 2012
Published [Geneva?] : United Nations Publications, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (113 pages) : illustrations
Series OCHA policy and studies series
Policy and studies series.
OCHA policy and studies series.
Contents Ch. 1 network age -- 1. Increased Reach of Communications -- 2. New partnerships for humanitarian action -- 3. need for change -- ch. 2 Humanitarian information in the network age -- 1. opportunity: Data in the network age -- A. Big data -- B. Rich data through Geographical Information Systems -- C. Open data -- 2. New techniques for the network age -- A. Crowdsourcing -- B. Crowdseeding -- C. Mobile cash -- 3. Challenges and risks -- A. Accuracy and utility -- B. Bias -- C. Power -- D. Information overload -- E. Increased expectations -- F. Privacy, ethics and security -- 4. need to adapt -- ch. 3 Adaptation and change -- 1. Adapting to new data sources, tools and techniques -- A. Ethical issues around new sources of information -- 2. Adapting to new partnerships and techniques in humanitarian action -- A. Participatory mapping for preparedness and risk reduction -- B. Community early warning systems -- C. Standards as a basis for communications -- 3. Information as a basic need in humanitarian response -- 4. holistic approach -- ch. 4 Conclusions and recommendations
Analysis Aid programmes -- Open data
Development aid -- Geographical information systems
Humanitarian assistance -- New technologies -- Trends
Humanitarian policy -- Social media
International relief -- Telecommunications -- Statistics
Notes "Sales No. E.13. III. M.1"--Title page verso
Title screen viewed on November 7, 2013; available on the Internet in PDF format
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 112)
Subject Humanitarian assistance.
International relief.
Form Electronic book
Author United Nations. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
ISBN 9210561031 (electronic bk.)
9789210561037 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles World Humanitarian data and trends 2012