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Developers for Development: Using Open Source Technologies in Disaster Response and Beyond

When? Monday, March 1st 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where? H Auditorium and Online here in English, Spanish and French.


Find out how innovative grassroots technology movements are changing the landscape of disaster response and governance. See live demonstrations of the software that groups such as Crisis Commons, Random Hacks of Kindness, Ushahidi, Crisis Mapping, and the Global Earth Observation – Catastrophe Assessment Network (GEO-CAN) have been using in Haiti and Kenya. Experts and developers will share examples of how they have been working with the World Bank to identify key challenges in the Haiti disaster management and show how they have developed dynamic solutions that are implemented in days and hours by volunteers. Let’s discuss how these new tools and approaches can be applied to other urgent development challenges such as climate change and human development.


Live Streaming:

The webcast starts at 2:00 pm EST. Links are available for both Real Play and Windows Media in English, French, and Spanish.

View full video coverage of the event and more on the World Bank's B-Span site.

Running Details:

  • 2:00 - 3:00 - Speakers from the above organizations will be showing their sites and talking about their projects.
  • 3:00 - 3:20 - This section will feature commentary on the World Bank's involvement in this movement.
  • 3:20 - 4:00 - Moderator, Edith Wilson, will have the panel address questions from the audience.

Tweet your questions with the tag #keys2innov!

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