[Okfn-en] Fwd: [okfn-discuss] Event: Peer to peer social networking for disaster relief

Lucy Chambers lucy.chambers at okfn.org
Fri Feb 15 12:12:53 UTC 2013

May be of interest.

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From: Richard Dent <rd459 at cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 6:11 PM
Subject: [okfn-discuss] Event: Peer to peer social networking for
disaster relief
To: okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org

*Peer to peer social networking for disaster relief - Introducing Crowd
Aid Exchange* <http://crowdaidexchange.eventbrite.com>
An introduction to Crowd Aid Exchange, and a discussion on the use of
peer-to-peer social networking technology to empower people before,
during and after disasters.
Date: *Thursday, February 21st, Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
*Venue:* University of Cambridge, Sociology Department, Free School Lane
Followed by Drinks at the Bath House, Bene't Street

Crowd Aid Exchange is a new project, developed by Cambridge graduate
student Richard Dent, to realise technology's potential to provide
secure resource trading, people finding, news aggregation and efficient
communication for isolated people.

As climate change-related disasters continue to push governments and
NGOs' resources beyond capacity, Crowd Aid Exchange looks to the power
of the populace to help one another find effective, efficient solutions
to problems that occur during disaster situations.Crowd Aid Exchange
builds on a rapidly growing sector of crowd source technology which
includes Google Response, Ushahidi and American Red Cross's digital

The event will include a 45 minute talk about the project by developer
Richard Dent, including highlights from existing platforms and academic
research in this field. A panel of experts will feedback on the
challenges and complementaries they see for the project, and the
audience will be invited to join the discussion.

*Register here: http://crowdaidexchange.eventbrite.com**

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Lucy Chambers
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