10 December 2018

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

*"Designing User‐Centered Humanitarian Technologies with Displaced People in Iraq: Lessons from Refunite's Mobile Family Tracing Platform," International Migration, Early View, 12 Nov. 2018 [free full-text]

Human Rights Impact Assessment: Facebook in Myanmar (Business for Social Responsibility, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related QZ article.

The Humanitarian Metadata Problem: ‘Doing no harm’ in the Digital Era (Privacy International & ICRC, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Instagrammable Humanitarianism and the Politics of Guilt," Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, vol. 10, no. 2 (2018) [open access]
- See also related Humanitarian News Research Network blog post.

ITU Releases 2018 Global and Regional ICT Estimates (ITU, Dec. 2018) [text]
- "For the first time, more than half of the world's population is using the Internet."

"Let’s Talk about Refugees: Network Effects Drive Contributor Attention to Wikipedia Articles about Migration-related Topics," Paper prepared for 7th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications, Cambridge, UK, 11-13 Dec. 2018 [text]

"Search and Rescue with Autonomous Flying Robots through Behavior-based Cooperative Intelligence," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:18 (Dec. 2018) [open access]

"The Smartphone as a Lifeline: An Exploration of Refugees’ Use of Mobile Communication Technologies during Their Flight," Media, Culture & Society, 30 Nov. 2018 [open access]

Transformative Technology for Migrant Workers: Opportunities, Challenges, and Risks (Open Society Foundations, Nov. 2018) [text]
- See also related blog post.


Article 26 Backpack: The Universal Human Rights Tool for Academic Mobility (UC Davis) [info]
- "[A] mechanism to safely store, share, and have evaluated documentation of transcripts, diplomas and other forms of certification. Much more than just 'an app', the project creates an ecosystem that makes it possible for refugee and other at-risk young people to connect with those institutions, programs and employers that can best help them." See also related news story.

Global Broadband Plan for Refugees [info]
- "[P]roject to create a Global Broadband Plan for Refugees... . It reflects the increasing recognition that in addition to emergency responses, the world’s growing refugee population requires investments in long-term solutions, and that in today’s connected world, a sound investment strategy should include initiatives that increase refugee access to broadband."

MigApp 3.0 (IOM) [info]
- IOM launched a re-designed version of this app in November 2018; for more info., read this Aid Forum story. See also related SOAS blog post.


Related post:
Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 1 (10 Dec. 2018)

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