Speaking Engagements and Trainings


Advice on Volunteering and Managing Volunteers During COVID-19 Digital Response | TechSalon – Remote

(May 2020)

Unusual Solutions Competition | WeRobotics – Panama City, Panama

(February 2020)

Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design | IAAD – Turin, Italy

Guest lecturer: design in the international humanitarian space
(January 2020)


33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent | ICRC, Geneva, Switzerland

Speaker: Humanitarian action in the digital era – Shifting vulnerabilities

Data Governance Design Conference (DGDC) | Washington DC, USA

Panel Moderator: Technology: Federating Compliance: Data Architecture for a Fragmenting Internet


MERL Tech |Kurante – London, UK, & Washington DC, USA

Key Note Speaker: History of ICT4D

RightsCon 2018 | Toronto, Canada

Speaker: Understanding the Role of Hate Speech in Humanitarian Emergencies
Speaker: Data Literacy in Humanitarian Emergencies and Armed Conflicts


Humanitarian ICT Forum| UNOCHA – San Francisco, USA

Presenter: The role of Social Media in Humanitarian Response


Build Peace | Build Up – Boston, USA,

Speaker: Using an Information Ecosystem Approach for Resilience

Humanitarian Innovation Conference |Oxford University – Oxford, UK

Speaker: Who owns humanitarian data?
Speaker: The role of Information Ecosystems in Community-lead responses


OKConference |Open Knowledge Foundation – Geneva, Switzerland

Presenter: Open Development and Sustainability panel
Presenter: The Challenges of Open Data

Humanitarianism in the Network Age| UNOCHA, United Nations – New York, USA

Key Note: How New Communication Technologies Are Transforming Humanitarian aid

Technical Trainer | U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), PeaceTech Camp – Erbil Iraq

Technical trainer: mobile technology, crisis-mapping, social media, technology design and strategies.

Technical Trainer | Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) – Bali, Indonesia

Trainer: Social Media for Risk Communication: Workshop on Risk Communications in Health

Technical Trainer | UNICEF – Dakar, Senegal

Trainer: C4D Emergency Workshop

Technical Trainer | UNDP, Bureau for Development Policy and Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery – Istanbul, Turkey

Trainer: Global Community of Practice on ICT for Inclusive Governance and Conflict


PICNIC Conference | European Journalism Center – Amsterdam, Nederlands 

Presenter: Crowdsourcing, Mapping and Verification
Moderator: Panel: Verifying Crowdsourced Information    

CDAC Annual Conference | CDAC Network – London, UK

Presenter: Using Technology to listen to communities in emergencies

Guest Lecturer | Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland – USA

Title of the lecture: Crowdsourcing Technologies in High Risk Countries

Technical Trainer | Association of National Broadcasting Companies in the Caribbean – PoS, Trinidad

Title of the one -day lecture: Using Social Media for natural disaster response and planning


eTransform Africa | World Bank, African Development Bank, African Union – Johannesburg, South Africa

Third Party Expert: The Strategic Application of Information and Communication Technologies

Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response | UNSPIDER – Vienna, Austria

Speaker: Crowdsourcing and Crisis Mapping: the new frontier

Guest Lecturer | Columbia University, SIPA – New York, USA

Title of the lecture: The Role of Social Media in Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan revolutions

Guest Lecturer | Columbia University, SIPA – New York, USA

Title of the lecture: Case Studies on uses and applications of ICT4D

Guest Lecturer | Weill Cornell Medical College, Presbyterian Hospital University – New York, USA

Title of the module: History and Development of Crisis Mapping for Health


Early Warning for Protection | Oxfam Australia – Cambodia

Speaker and Technical Advisor: Technologies and Practice for the Prevention of Mass Atrocity Crimes

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