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This page is mostly static - more detail being filled in, objectives, etc should be added to the 

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Skype: ndetto.mbalu1
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In the words of UN High Commissioner for  Refugees, António Guterres, we face ‘the most serious refugee crisis for  20 years’. Recent displacement from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and Somalia has increased the number of refugees in the world to  15.4 million. 
Significantly, some 10.2 million of these people  are in protracted refugee situations. In other words, they have been in  limbo for at least 5 years, with an average length of stay in exile of  nearly 20 years. Rather than transitioning from emergency relief to  long-term reintegration, displaced populations too often get trapped  within the system. 
On World Refugee Day, 20 June 2014, the Humanitarian Innovation Project launches a new report, Refugee Economies: Rethinking Popular Assumptions, which  aims to challenge the current model of donor state-led assistance,  drawing on ground-breaking new research on the economic life of refugees  in Uganda. By attempting to understand the economic systems of  displaced populations, we hope to generate new ideas which can  turn current humanitarian realities into sustainable opportunities.
Research findings are organized in around five popular myths:
  • that refugees are economically isolated;
  • that they are a burden on host states;
  • that they are economically homogenous;
  • that they are technologically illiterate;
  • that they are dependent on humanitarian assistance.
In each case, the data challenges or fundamentally  nuances each of those ideas. We show a refugee community that is  nationally and trans nationally integrated, contributes in positive ways  to the national economy, is economically diverse, uses and creates  technology, and is far from uniformly dependent on international  assistance.
On World Refugee Day, join in showing support for an  alternative, empowering approach to refugee assistance. Make your voice heard by  signing up for our Thunderclap, and download the report free-of-charge  at www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/refugeeeconomies
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  • The simplest format is a pub (or cafe) meetup: organiser sends out call for meeting (or has a monthly 'set' meeting), and sits at a table with a 'token' (for CrisismappersNYC, it's a blow-up globe) that new people can recognise easily across a room.
Ndetto M      Set a consistent date, time, and location. Always have it there so people can get used to it.
  • And the more formal talk: one person gives a talk for 30 minutes to an hour, with a discussion afterwards.  This will bring in more people, but be more difficult to organise (you need a speaker, and a room with e.g. a projector, seating etc).  
     Post a meetup page for each meetup event that includes links
  • Locations
  • Edward on content/programming
  •  Ndetto on Logistics 
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Justine M DHN documents to update
I have been going through existing documentation, the below I have noticed need updating.
If anyone comes across any others please drop link in here.
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Ndetto M Ignite Talks-Humanitarian Hacker
Are you a Humanitarian Hacker?
Imagine that you're in front of an audience and have 5 minutes to share your daily activities. 50 minutes later into the talk you notice 10 of your team members have given prolific highlights on their daily routines. It finally hits you how technological changes have resulted in the interdependence of nations, organizations and social well being.  
Does the team through this get acceleration into cohesive momentum of its en-devours, suppose it was  humanitarian efforts oriented experiences being shared? 
"Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no  accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge . . . is  empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's  world. It requires profound, purpose larger than the self kind of  understanding."  
The efforts to connect hackers and make spaces with humanitarian  organizations to prepare technology solutions to create and improve  disaster relief solutions, goes without a saying. If you are a hacker, maker, or simply want to  help make your community stronger with the help of technology, find out  how you can help GWOBorg.          
                                                                                                                                      I am a Global Citizen
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Unfiled. Edited by Willow Brugh , Justine Mackinnon 1337 days ago
Willow B Activation Protocol
  • Workflow
Request comes in
via email to dhnactivations@googlegroups.com or via the google form found at page [[link]]
Determining Activation - Plan or No-Go
That form updates the coordinators
proposed shift: just post directly to full group
First person who gets the post puts it into the Loomio
Discussion and voting around activation plan. Deadline to Decide: x hours
Can ask the requestor questions. Currently happens via coordinators, but it could just as easily pull them into the Loomio.
Responding to the Requestor
Update the person making the request with the plan or the statement of non-activation. How?
Justine M Follow the plan. Track... how? (From the process work that will have been done)
Willow B Completion
Do we declare things complete via Loomio again?
  • Activation Requirements
What do we activate for?
Humanitarian Issues?
Justine M For third parties only? Do they have to be an organization, recognised group of responders or a different entity?
(Gather every members activation criteria doc, for an example some may activate for conflict some may not. Be good to have this as a template for a start)
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Nicole R SBTF Core Team Test Page
We can type and collaborate together. 
In real time.  
We can even make lists:
  • Lists about lists
  • To-do lists
  • Lists of people to talk to 
  • Important upcoming events
  • Or just random ideas to have down in writing to come back to at a late date and time
Members (71)
Rob Baker Dave Goodsmith Ndetto Mbalu Shyamala Ramesh Gary Shapiro Ndetto Mbalu Brendan O'Hanrahan k8chapman@gmail.com Renee Black NDETTO MBALU Brendan O'Hanrahan patrick@iRevolution.net Rebecca Petras Rob Baker chris@humanityroad.org pascal@crisiscommons.org giscorps-cc@googlegroups.com mark@urban.csuohio.edu aibaugh@edats.com d_haley@telusplanet.net

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