Sunday, January 24, 2010

Technology in Haiti

I'm going to use this post to accumulate links relating to the role of technology in doing things differently in Haiti:

Twitter in Haiti (thehaitian) on NBC
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/35031832#35031832

Help Haiti Heal: Instructions for volunteers:
http://helphaitiheal.wordpress.com/find-hop/about/
home page: http://helphaitiheal.wordpress.com/

Haiti volunteer network: http://haitivolunteer.org/

Ushahandi:
http://blog.ushahidi.com/index.php/2010/01/22/the-nuts-and-bolts-behind-4636-in-haiti/
volunteer: http://haiti.ushahidi.com/diaspora

article on the role of texting
http://ow.ly/ZSx3


Crisis Camp:
http://crisiscommons.org/node/39

a blog example of small scale aid:
http://livesayhaiti.blogspot.com/

problems with large-scale aid:
http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2010//hallward240110.html

rebuilding differently (appropriate technology)
http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/journal/docs-temp/350-anderson.pdf
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/americas/haiti/v-fullstory/story/1441239.html


appropriate architecture:
http://www.dwell.com/articles/an-architecture-prof-on-haiti.html

what's wrong with news coverage:
http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175194/

I'm supporting Partners in Health because people in my church had a role in the origins of the organization and because they are putting the Haitians in the lead as much as possible, not coming in as cowboys to tell them what to do. My church is supporting in particular the rebuilding of the dam and water project in Cange that was their first project in 1984. The water supply is needed to support the hospital and expected long-term refugees. http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=663543

Also make sure to sign the petition to drop Haiti's international debt: http://www.one.org/us/actnow/drophaitiandebt/

1 comment:

redcrossmom said...

January 27 Update

Thank you for posting the link for HelpHaitiHeal 'About' page on your blog.

A few updates:
Ushahidi now has their own training material for volunteers - link to http://haiti.ushahidi.com/diaspora

HelpHaitiHeal is an online resource to find Helpful Information and Recover Aid in Haiti. Link to our homepage at
http://helphaitiheal.wordpress.com/

Volunteers for Haiti can post interest at HaitiVolunteer.org

Or follow @redcrossmom on Twitter