GeoThings was funded in 2015, a spin-off company from Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan as the very first technical-oriented social enterprise, focused on information coordination for disaster and emergency preparedness and response. With the investments from the technical industrial leaders, GeoThings started its journey aiming for the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as the assistant tool and coordination platform for pre-disaster preparedness, in-disaster response, and post-disaster assessment. Not only cooperating with the regional organizations and non-government organizations, GeoThings actively participates in various international activities/communities and was invited as an expert observer of UN-GGIM, co-worked with OCHA on MicroMappers project, became the member of OGC, and partnered with Mapbox, Planet Labs, Digital Humanitarian Networks (DHN), and Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT). Our major software service, geoBingAn, which means “all the best” in Taiwanese, is an App/Web service platform that is currently used by various organizations and agencies. The geoBingAn service has been adopted by some of the city-level government agencies in Taiwan that allows the citizens to report issues such as street light outage to government, and further extended with Asian Development Bank for regional capacity building to strengthen the disaster resilience and emergency response in Armenia, Bangladesh, Fiji, and Philippines.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s 100 by ‘20 goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. We are working with a strong network of public, private and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in developing countries.
The role of the Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster is twofold; to coordinate humanitarian actors with regards to all services provided to displaced populations within any communal settings (i.e. camps, informal settlements, collective centres); and working with the affected population to ensure representation, on-site governance and access to information about services provided.
The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme provides objective, independent, rigorous data and analysis on humanitarian financing and related aid flows. Our aim is to enable access to a shared evidence base on resources to meet the needs of people living in humanitarian crises. We believe that humanitarian decision-making should be informed by evidence and that reliable information is fundamental for improved accountability and effectiveness.
The Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) coordination mechanism that supports people affected by natural disasters and internally displaced people affected by conflict with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate shelter. The GSC enables better coordination among all shelter actors, including local and national governments, so that people who need shelter assistance get help faster and receive the right kind of support.
The GSC is co-chaired by IFRC and UNHCR at the global level. IFRC is the convener of the Shelter Cluster in natural disasters while UNHCR leads the Shelter Cluster in conflict situations.
The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is an open data sharing platform managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The HDX organization is managed by the HDX data team and is used to share data on behalf of a number of partners.
We believe that the contribution older people make to society is invaluable. Yet older people remain some of the poorest and most neglected in the world. We are committed to helping them claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty.
Our vision and mission:
Our vision is of a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. We work with our partners to ensure that people everywhere understand how much older people contribute to society and that they must enjoy their right to healthcare, social services and economic and physical security.
Our group is a network of volunteers who are based at the Yellow House in Sanepa, Nepal.
We got together on Day 3 of the big Q (April 27) and have been working every day since. We meet regularly and evolve according to needs.
Our three main focus of work has been:
1) Planned/targeted missions: 179 as of 11:11 am on May 14.
For daily updates and to keep track of our 3 Ws regarding Relief Distribution - What, Where, When - please follow the link below.
2) In order to coordination with other volunteer groups, bigger organizations and the government, we have been working closely with Kathmandu Living Lab's crowdsourcing platform - Quakemap.org
3) Hub for volunteers and anyone wanting to offer help. Yellow House has been a great spot to physically connect with, network and exchange ideas with like-minded folks. With that in mind, we launched our Initiative for Children on May 13. Artists, educators and counselors met in the evening. We will post updates regarding this initiative.
Thanks for your continued support and keeping us in your thoughts.
HRRP is a platform for coordination, strategic planning and technical guidance to agencies involved in recovery and reconstruction and to support the Government of Nepal in coordinating the national reconstruction programme
For up-to-the-minute exports from OpenStreetMap in a variety of formats for GPS and GIS, visit http://export.hotosm.org
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) acts as a bridge between the traditional humanitarian responders and the OpenStreetMap Community. HOT works both remotely and physically in countries to assist the collection of geographic data, usage of that information and training others in OpenStreetMap.
Humanitarian Outcomes is a team of specialist consultants providing research and policy advice for humanitarian aid agencies and donor governments. We undertake independent research as well as commissioned studies and evaluations. Our work covers the institutional, financial, and operational mechanics of the international humanitarian system, and considers the broader political and strategic environment in which aid policy takes shape. In all our research products, we aim to provide practical solutions built on evidence-based analysis.
The Aid Worker Security Database is a Humanitarian Outcomes project and has been managed by the organisation since 2005.
The Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF) was established in 2011 in response to the demand for increased coordination between development partners to address the demands of humanitarian disasters, primarily floods and drought. The objective of the HRF is to ensure sound coordination and communication on emergency preparedness, and humanitarian response in Cambodia between the United Nations (UN), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), and international organizations (IOs). The HRF works in close collaboration with the Government, most notably the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), to facilitate a coordinated and effective approach in support of people affected by humanitarian crises.
HI is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Humanity First started formally as a registered charity in 1994 in the UK. Since its inception, HF has responded to several disasters and served hundreds of thousands of victims in various affected communities. Soon, the organization's scope of operations expanded beyond disaster relief to several sustainable human development projects and initiatives around the world. Today, Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents and actively working on projects in 46 countries.
iMMAP is an international not-for-profit 501(c)3 non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides targeted information management support to partners responding to complex humanitarian and development challenges.
IDI is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization, established within Makerere University, whose mission is “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through Research and Capacity building”. The IDI Adult clinic at Mulago national referral hospital is recognized by MoH as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) providing specialist adult HIV care and treatment services. IDI is both a direct provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and a technical assistance organization for health systems strengthening (HSS). IDI currently provides prevention, care and treatment for over 160,000 (June 2017) people living with HIV (PLHIV) in urban and rural Uganda (about 12% of the national effort), through partnerships with government and non-government health facilities. IDI has a research programme comprising about 50 current projects (clinical trials; observational studies; and research capacity building) and has over 500 articles (June 2017) cumulatively published in peer-reviewed journals. IDI is also committed to major long-term outreach programmes to build health systems capacity in urban and rural areas across Uganda, especially by strengthening district health systems. It is currently the PEPFAR lead implementing partner in 18 districts in Uganda, including Kampala district. The Institute has innovative governance, with its own independent board, and operates as an autonomous entity within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University. IDI has an annual turnover of about $37 m at present from a broad funding base, with over 80 projects currently in progress. Projects with a mutli-year value of about $120m are funded specifically by four different US government agencies: CDC, NIH, USAID and DoD). IDI’s well-staffed, experienced Grants Management, M&E and Finance departments ensure financial integrity and compliance to funder terms and conditions, and they have been responsible for the management of over 140 cumulative projects funded by over 40 different partners over the last fifteen years with no qualified audit reports (including annual A-133 audits).
The Index for Risk Management - Inform - is a way to understand and measure the risk of humanitarian crises and how the conditions that lead to them affect sustainable development. Such crises - the result of disasters, conflict and other drivers - affect tens of millions of people every year all over the world.
Inform can help identify where and why crises are likely to occur so we can reduce the risks, build people’s resilience and prepare and respond better. By doing this Inform aims to contribute to reducing the human suffering caused by crises and to sustainable development.
Insecurity Insight is an association dedicated to helping organisations to collect, manage and analyse data on 'people in danger'. Insecurity Insight runs the Aid in Danger project in partnership with security focal points from humanitarian organisations. The projects pools confidential security incident data and provides trend and topic analysis on humanitarian security for the humanitarian community.