Every year, communities are affected by “extreme environmental events.” These might include hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, or floods. There are, of course, official response agencies with mandates to rescue, feed, heal, and rebuild; however, the true first responders are always people who live in the affected regions — neighbors and community leaders.
Source: Introducing Data Models for Human(itarian) Services Immediately after a disaster, information managers collect information about who is doing what, where, and turn it into “3W Reports.” While some groups have custom software for collecting this information, the most popular software tool for this work is the spreadsheet. Indeed, the spreadsheet is still the “lingua […]
Resilience Colab is filled with syndicated posts and embeds of maps, folders, data viz and, of course, social media. It’s a prototype that shows what people interested in the collaborative pursuit of resilience can do when they try to organize using a free and open-source ethic. We offer filterable, searchable directories of tools and topics. We manage a library of RSS feeds […]