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Aid & International Development Forum, releases an infographic on “How Partnerships & Technology Can Improve Disaster Management”. The infographic was produced in connection with the upcoming World Humanitarian Day, which falls every year on the 19th August. The day commemorates those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service. This year’s focus is all about putting the spotlight on #HumanitarianHeroes across the globe who are committed to making a difference.
The key facts highlighted in the infographic include: By 2020, 1.5 billion of the world’s poor will live in informal settlements without secure right to their property; over a 20 year period, in excess of 8,500 natural disasters occurred affecting more than 2.6 billion people and many other stated facts.
The key question “How Partnerships & Technology Saves Lives?” discusses the relevance of how particular social media platforms, such as Twitter have proved to be an effective tool since the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti and lists a number of advanced technologies and equipment in the market place providing support to disaster management programmes – including sanitation and waste management, medicine and healthcare for disaster victims and emergency shelter and post disaster reconstruction.
Advanced technology is proving to be an important support system to disaster management authorities during and increasing number of crises and catastrophes occurring in various parts of the world. This has enabled a window of opportunities for public-private programmes to help prevent and deal with the aftermath of disasters globally.
This November, Aid & International Development Forum will host their 6th annual AIDF Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C. to highlight the increasing need of more efficient disaster response. The event enables all stakeholders to build long lasting partnerships with other #HumanitarianHeroes who strive to make a difference in the world.
Richard Walden, President and CEO of Operation USA commented on the partnership with the AIDF: “Operation USA has found that a partnership with AIDF helps us network with state of the art providers of the tools and knowledge needed to better manage our relief and development programs. AIDF conferees and exhibitors represent a wide range of exactly the type of people and institutions we want to work with. As a 100% privately funded “boutique” NGO, partnerships with larger organizations are critically important to us and AIDF is the platform we want to use to initiate those links.”
Share this infographic in support of the World Humanitarian Day on 19th of August. In celebration of #HumanitarianHeroes and #AIDFDisasterRelief.
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