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Daniel Stauffacher, Chairman of the ICT4Peace Foundation, along with  Lars Peter Nissen, Director, Assessment Capacities Project participated in a panel on "Information and Communication Technology – Sustainable Solutions", organized by Prof. Jarrod  Goentzel, Founder and Director, MIT Humanitarian Response Lab at the 2012 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics (http://humlog2012.the-klu.org/program/), organized by INSEAD, KLU and Georgiatech.

The panel discussed the increasing role of technology for humanitarian crisis management and addressed in particular the following points:

  1. Examples where technology (e.g. mobile phones, satellite imagery) enables useful data gathering in a crisis.
  2. Analytical technology and processes that are needed to transform data into actionable information.
  3. Ways in which technology can extend the collective intelligence to improve decision-making among the host government, local communities, individual citizens, NGOs, private sector, military and donors.
  4. The keys to rolling out solutions on a larger scale for sustainable impact.

Download the Powerpoint presentation made at this session here.