Technology has been the focus of several key publications and journals of late, including Forced Migration Review, Refuge, and the World Disasters Report, and it will also feature in an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies.
Here's a round-up of other recent items that highlight humanitarian ICTs/information:
"Collaboration through Technology to Improve Care for Refugees," Pulse+IT Magazine, no. 39 (Nov. 2013) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 56.
Humanitarians Play Catch-up as Technology Pushes Forward (IRIN, Oct. 2013) [text]
Innovating around Aid-access Hurdles (IRIN, Aug. 2013) [text]
Investing in Humanitarian Information - A Review of 2012: Celebrating Ten Years of Mapping Expertise (MapAction, Oct. 2013) [access]
Managing the Message: Communication and Media Management in a Security Crisis (European Interagency Security Forum, Oct. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]
Reporting from the Devil’s Garden: SMS Reporting Systems in Tindouf Refugee Camp (UN OCHA, Sept. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]
"Special Collection: New Technologies for Peace and Development," Stability: International Journal of Security & Development (Oct. 2013) [open access]
- "This special collection assembles research exploring the application of new technologies to conflict prevention, crisis management and development."
Technology’s Humanitarian Purposes, Washington, DC, 28 Oct. 2013 [access]
- Follow link for video.
"Validity and Feasibility of a Satellite Imagery-based Method for Rapid Estimation of Displaced Populations," International Journal of Health Geographics 12:4 (Jan. 2013) [open access text]
Call for Expression of Interest: Geographic Information and Mobile Data Collection Support and Capacity Building Project [info]
- Apply by 22 November 2013.
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