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Developers for Development: Using Open Source Technologies in Disaster Response and Beyond

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keys2innovJoin us on Monday March 1st at 2:00 pm EST for the 2nd event in the keys2innov series. This event looks at the innovative solutions used by the crowdsourcing community in their stunning response to the Haiti Disaster and will explore how these initiatives are changing the landscape of development.

The event will be streamed online in English, French and Spanish. You can also follow updates and put questions to the panel by using the #keys2innov tag.

Full event details below

Find out how innovative grassroots technology movements are changing the landscape of disaster response and governance. See live demonstrations of the software that groups such as Crisis Commons, Random Hacks of Kindness, Ushahidi, Crisis Mapping, and the Global Earth Observation – Catastrophe Assessment Network (GEO-CAN) have been using in Haiti and Kenya. Experts and developers will share examples of how they have been working with the World Bank to identify key challenges in the Haiti disaster management and show how they have developed dynamic solutions that are implemented in days and hours by volunteers. Let’s discuss how these new tools and approaches can be applied to other urgent development challenges such as climate change and human development.

Live Streaming:

The webcast starts at 2:00 pm EST. Links are available for both Real Play and Windows Media in English, French, and Spanish.

Please note: links will go live on Monday March 1, 2010 at 2:00pm.

Running Details:

    * 2:00 - 3:00 - Speakers from the above organizations will be showing their sites and talking about their projects.
    * 3:00 - 3:20 - This section will feature commentary on the World Bank's involvement in this movement.
    * 3:20 - 4:00 - Moderator, Edith Wilson, will have the panel address questions from the audience.

More information including speaker profiles and event materials can be found here.