The World Disaster Report (WDR) 2013 examines the profound impact of technological innovations on humanitarian action, how humanitarians employ technology in new and creative ways, and what risks and opportunities may emerge as a result of technological innovations. The responsible use of technology offers concrete ways to make humanitarian assistance more effective, efficient and accountable and can, in turn, directly reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience.
Finding ways to leverage advances in technology to serve the most vulnerable is a moral imperative; a responsibility, not a choice.
On the evening of October 17th IFRC, HHI, and the American Chapter of the Red Cross will publicly launch the report in a publicly open discussion panel.
The launch event will highlight the key findings from the report and how governments, humanitarian actors, private sector and academia are currently using and advancing technology to a...