Updated: 5/16/2006; 4:27:39 PM.

Digital Development
Communications and info tech in developing countries, especially wireless broadband and high-value applications


daily link  Monday, January 03, 2005


Fritz Institute: Develops software and shares best practices in disaster relief logistics.  Good resource for background information, case studies, and links to practitioners.  12:37:31 PM  permalink  

Groove-based efforts in Sri Lanka:  S.B.Chatterjee reports on Virtual Volunteering with information moving through Groove spaces, building on networks of NGOs there (including Info-Share).   12:31:43 PM  permalink  

Sumatran Surfariis - Surfing Indonesia: A number of local Indonesian tourism and shipping companies are organizing bottom-up delivery of relief packages by sea.  Susi Johnston in Bali is blogging details on the ground, with photos.   Assistance from the US is coming via the IDEP Foundation .  [Via Julia Lerman]  12:27:19 PM  permalink  

Office angels: FT Story of how UNHCR used volunteers from Microsoft and other companies (Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Screen-Check and Security UK) to create a refugee registration system in Kosovo, which is still in use in refugee situations elsewhere.  Shows how corporate partnership programs are potential win-wins in many areas, highlighting the desire of corporations' staff to contribute to humanitarian efforts.  12:19:14 PM  permalink  

 
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