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A Vision for Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs

This post originally appeared in ICTworks.

By: Wayan Vota

Linda Raftree and I are proud to present the culmination of a global dialogue series organized by the American Red Cross and IFRC: A Vision for the Humanitarian Use of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs.

red-cross-resilienceLast year, the American Red Cross engaged Kurante to help them conduct regional consultations in six technology hubs to explore barriers to resilience. We traveled to Buenos Aries, Dublin, London, Nairobi, Seoul, and San Francisco to explore attitudes, beliefs, questions and concerns of both community members and humanitarians that influence urban communities’ perceptions of emerging technology. Read more

BAIL Banter: Perspectives from Bay Area Internationalists (Jana Melpolder)

BAIL Banter is a series of interviews with San Francisco Bay Area experts and members of the BAIL community. If you’d like to be interviewed or to recommend someone we should feature, please contact Prairie Summer.

For this edition, we are pleased to introduce Jana Melpolder, Media Manager at Inveneo where she manages content for Inveneo and ICTworks. Read more

SF Premiere of E-Team: A Rare Look at Human Rights Investigators

Have you ever thought about investigating war crimes? Gathering evidence for international tribunals? Advocating for policy change or government intervention in ongoing conflicts? If you have, or are just curious what it’s like for those who do, then we have the movie for you.

E-TEAM, a new feature-length immersive documentary focused E-TEAM posteron four Human Rights Watch Emergency Team members, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and will be screening in San Francisco at the Presidio Theatre for one week October 31 – November 6 (tickets on sale Monday, October 27, mark your calendar!).

The film offers a rare look at the work and lives of human rights investigators, following the team members as they investigate human rights abuses in Syria and Libya as well as into their homes and personal lives.

BAIL had the opportunity to connect with the film’s co-directors – Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny – who provided some additional insight into the film and their work. Read more

Reflecting on EMERGENCY USA

Author: Eric Talbert

I began working with EMERGENCY USA in 2011 and when we first opened our office in San Francisco I was very excited. As a member of the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in the Presidio of San Francisco, we were part of an intentional community of over 60 organizations working to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. EMERGENCY USA is the San Francisco-based office of the international humanitarian organization EMERGENCY, which was founded in 1994 in Milan, Italy.

Being based in the Bay Area has been great for EMERGENCY USA as we continue to build and grow here in the Unites States. Doing the work we do, being located in an old military hospital that is now a part of a national park, feels fitting. Over 6 million people worldwide have received high-quality free-of-charge Emergency staff at workmedical and surgical care provided by EMERGENCY. This work is carried out in war-zones and post-conflicts areas, with the majority of people being treated in Afghanistan.

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