PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS from the team at Digitally Responsible Aid

An Invitation To The Humanitarian Technology Festival

An Invitation To The Humanitarian Technology Festival An Invitation To The Humanitarian Technology Festival Civic Hall Civic Tech   Willow Brugh Humanitarian and disaster response deals with exceptional situations. But whether through historical happenstance or through poor design, response also tends to be short-sighted and deeply siloed. As crises are by definition beyond the capacity…

What the Digital Geneva Convention means for the future of humanitarian action

What the Digital Geneva Convention means for the future of humanitarian action What the Digital Geneva Convention means for the future of humanitarian action United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Innovation Service   Joseph Guay In February this year, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith took the stage at the RSA security conference…

Climate change induced displacement: Leveraging transnational advocacy networks (TANs) to address operational gaps

Climate change induced displacement: Leveraging transnational advocacy networks (TANs) to address operational gaps Climate change induced displacement: Leveraging transnational advocacy networks (TANs) to address operational gaps Brookings Techtank   Joseph Guay According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, “Few aspects of the human endeavor…are isolated from possible impacts in a changing…

Saving Nepal: the information revolution

Saving Nepal: the information revolution Saving Nepal: the information revolution Brookings Techtank   Joseph Guay Communities impacted by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake (and subsequent aftershocks) that struck Nepal on April 25th have a variety of needs, stemming from immediate protection of physical safety and security, access to life saving services, and basic subsistence (food, clean…

Social Cohesion Between Syrian Refugees and Urban Host Communities in Lebanon and Jordan

Social Cohesion Between Syrian Refugees and Urban Host Communities in Lebanon and Jordan Social Cohesion Between Syrian Refugees and Urban Host Communities in Lebanon and Jordan World Vision Disaster Management   Joseph Guay After more than four years of civil war, the Syrian conflict has generated massive protracted displacement of over four million refugees, the majority…

Rethinking Wartime Rape

Rethinking Wartime Rape Rethinking Wartime Rape Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs   Joseph Guay Recent evidence gathered by Harvard’s Dara Kay Cohen suggests a new paradigm is necessary. What drives wartime sexual violence? Conventional wisdom points to the sudden breakdown of government, primordial ethnic hatreds, or even patriarchal society writ-large. But a closer…