09 January 2013

Thematic Focus: Information & Communication

Opportunities:

Research/Knowledge Management/Innovation Intern, UNHCR [info]
- Apply by 31 January 2013.

Reviewers of the UK Border Agency’s Country of Origin Information (COI) Reports and Operational Guidance Notes (OGNs) on Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, and Iran, for the Independent Advisory Group on Country Information [info]
- Reviews are due by 18 February 2013.

Publications:

Aid Policy: Communication Technologies Transform Relief and Development (IRIN, Dec. 2012) [text]

Challenges to Human Rights Information Gathering in North Korea, Speech at International Forum on North Korea, London, 28 November 2012 [text]

Communication is Aid: Humanitarian, Media and Technology Collaboration, Nairobi, 6 December 2012 [info] [OCHA speech]
- The "info" link leads to the agenda, wrap-up of the event and a USAID blog post.

"Global Human Rights Monitoring, New Technologies, and the Politics of Information," European Journal of International Law, vol. 23, no. 4 (Nov. 2012) [abstract]
- Advocates development of a human rights wiki.

Live Web Seminar 49: Monitoring Humanitarian Crises in the Digital Age: Crisis Mapping, Crowdsourcing, and Satellite Imagery, Online, 13 December 2012 [access]

Social Media Use during Disasters: A Review of the Knowledge Base and Gaps (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Web sites:

Knowledge Mobilization in Forced Migration [access]
- "...KM is about using knowledge in concrete ways by involving different groups of people such as academics, policy makers, community organizers, and students in bridging the gap between what we know with what is being done."

Urgency of Reading Campaign [access]
- "International call to action for access to books and information resources in humanitarian emergencies."

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools. 

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