4 July 2012
Sanjana Hattotuwa was invited by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the 3rd of July to deliver a presentation over Skype on how the field of crisis information management had changed in the last few years, as part of UNHCR’s annual consultations with NGOs from around the world. Sanjana was asked by UNHCR to focus in particular on how new web and mobile based tools and platforms could aid in-country NGOs, who were partners of UNHCR.
In response, Sanjana spoke about the evolution of social witnessing, and how the democratisation of tools and platforms related to information production, curation, dissemination, archival and visualisation had both in each sphere and combined, revolutionised the manner in which even low funding NGOs in high latency, low bandwidth contexts could push out and also receive in return vital information in a timely, easily understood manner.
Download a PDF of the presentation here.