The International Network of Crisis Mappers (Crisis Mappers Net) is the largest and most active international community of experts, practitioners, policymakers, technologists, researchers, journalists, scholars, hackers and skilled volunteers engaged at the intersection of humanitarian crises, new technology, crowd-sourcing, and crisis mapping. The Crisis Mappers Network was launched at the first International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM) in 2009.
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The WorldPop project was initiated in October 2013 to combine the AfriPop, AsiaPop and AmeriPop population mapping projects. It aims to provide an open access archive of spatial demographic datasets for Central and South America, Africa and Asia to support humanitarian, development and health applications. The methods used are designed with full open access and operational application in mind, using transparent, fully documented and shareable methods to produce easily updatable maps with accompanying metadata.
OCHA is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. The aim is to assist people when they most need relief or protection. A key pillar of the OCHA mandate is to “coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors”.
TechChange provides technology training for social change. They deliver online certificate courses to individuals and build customized courses and learning experiences for organizations. Their online social learning platform facilitates best practice sharing, builds professional networks, and integrates a number of dynamic features for both real-time and self-paced interaction. They have prepared over 3000 alumni from 100+ countries to apply technology effectively and appropriately in response to global challenges.
NetHope enables humanitarian organizations to better serve the developing world through smarter use of technology. We help our member organizations collaborate, innovate, and leverage the full potential of information and communications technology to support their causes. We focus on five key areas:
Connectivity: We improve communications between organizations and ﬁeld offices in remote parts of the world, where infrastructure is limited.
ICT4Peace aims to facilitate improved, effective and sustained communication between peoples, communities and stakeholders involved in conflict prevention, mediation and peace building through better understanding of and enhanced application of Information Communications Technology (ICT) including Media.
Statistics Without Borders (SWB) is an entirely pro bono organization, with over 1,000 members, providing statistical help to organizations and government agencies.
Help Earth Foundation is a District of Columbia Not for Profit corporation engaged in helping Earth via social media and technology and old fashion Community building. Currently working with CrisisCommmons, Random Hacks of Kindness, Tech@State and OpenGoodHacks on crowd based initiatives.
We provide platforms through the social media, traditional media, SMS and internet tools in helping first responders to quickly respond to crisis - hit populations. We build capacities of vulnerable communities across the West Africa Region in early warning, Disaster Risk Response mechanisms, and engage them in community participatory mapping.