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Mission to Haiti

My mission to Haiti is going to start soon.

The objectives is to work with the CNSA in Port-au-Prince on communication issues: a new website, strengthening collaboration with FAO, developing partnership and networking with other institutions, effective use of the Fenix Workstation set-up by FAO.

I’m very positive as the work has already started and we are building all the bricks, one after the other, with a clear perspective and a lot of enthusiasm.

In the meanwhile, it is possible to read more about current activities, following the twitter account of Fenix in Haiti and seeing the photo gallery.
Fenix Workstation in Haiti - View recent photos on flickr

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Earthquake in Haiti and ICTs

Haiti earthquake and the following tragedy is the topic everybody has been talking about during the last week. ICTs and new medias have been deeply used in the first aid activities for: mapping the situation, looking for displaced person and planning emergency activities were the main objectives.

Have a look at the long and interesting list of comments and contributions about #haiti on twitter to have an idea of how people are contributing from everywhere to manage information and knowledge that can be helpful in this moment. Just recently the UN Foundation published its report suggesting international organizations, and those involved in emergency activities in particular, to make a wider use of new technologies…

While reflecting on this point, have a look at the tool below: