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Dr. Imes Chiu of the Center for Excellence Presents Crowdsourcing Application to Aggregate Training Activities


Posted on Nov. 19, 2014



Dr. Imes Chiu of the Center for Excellence Presents Crowdsourcing Application to Aggregate Training Activities

The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance in partnership with UH-NDPTC unveils the crisis preparedness collaboration tool that gives a crowdsourced aggregate picture of disaster management and first response training events in the Asia-Pacific region using the Ushahidi platform. Ushahidi is a global non-profit technology company with origins in Kenya. It develops open source crowdsourcing and mapping software used by disaster responders, human rights activists, conservationists, and election monitor. The CFE-NDPTC joint project aims to help planners and funders make faster and more accurate decisions about crisis preparedness training. It also improves coordination between disaster management training organizations, creating a strong and effective community of disaster responders.