[This article was first posted on Medium on March 27, 2015. This article is an account of the project I managed as a Country Director in Liberia during the Ebola crisis] When misinformation is a case of life or death, … Continue reading
BIOFor the past 7 years I have been consulting for NGOs and international organizations like UNOCHA, Alliance Guinea, Freedom House, the World Bank, Ushahidi, NDI, UNICEF, UNDP, the Popular Engagement Policy Lab, etc. on the use of ICT4D, new technologies and crisis mapping. I am also the Co-Founder of the Standby Task Force, and a member of the International Network of Crisis Mappers. I worked for 3 years as Internews Media Innovation Advisor for the Africa Region, Health and Humanitarian Media, based in Nairobi, Kenya and covering Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Republic of South Sudan and Haiti. After that, I became the Senior Innovation Advisor for the Internews Center for Innovation and Learning, based in Washington DC, where I worked on the strategic direction of the organization globally. 2 years later I went back to the field as Internews Country Director for the Ebola Response in Liberia, and now I am the Humanitarian Coordinator for Internews in South Sudan. I hold a Master degree from Colombia University - School of International and Public Affairs, a BA in International Affairs from the University of Bologna, a Master in Human Rights from the University of Padova and a Post-Graduate Degree on Humanitarian Assistance from the Center for the Rights of People of the Padova University.
- Combating Rumors About Ebola using SMSs
- Monitoring Hate Speech online: are we focusing on the right issue?
- The Humanitarian Information Dashboard 7 months later
- Launching the Humanitarian Information Dashboard
- Learning from Kenya: using SMSs for a rapid response mechanism in Central African Republic
- Bluetooth is the Facebook of Central African Republic
- Social Media for Local Media and NGOs
- Opening up the Open Data Movement
- The failure of the Cybersecurity community
- Why the emergency will not be twitted