Join the fight against extreme poverty Tranzlogic | Customer Intelligence and Marketing Strategy Development Launching the Humanitarian Information Dashboard | Diary of a Crisis Mapper Blog post originally published on Current methods of collating and monitoring information in emergencies are time-intensive and do not allow us to track trends, gaps, or insights over time. Internews’ experience in working with local media in emergency situations is grounded in the work of the Internews Humanitarian Information Programs Unit, which has been responding to emergencies in more than 20 countries in the past 10 years. The standard Humanitarian Information Service product, which combines different components and communication channels such as SMS, social media, radio programs, TV, and other sources of information, meets the variable and dynamic information needs of any given community. Most recently implemented in Gaza, the Internews’ integrated information systems approach relies on different technological tools specifically chosen on the bases of information needs, targeted audiences, and technology access. Like this: Like Loading...
Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulations Purdue University's Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulations, or SEAS, is currently being used by Homeland Security and the US Defense Department to simulate crises on the US mainland. SEAS "enables researchers and organizations to try out their models or techniques in a publicly known, realistically detailed environment." It "is now capable of running real-time simulations for up to 62 nations, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and China. The simulations gobble up breaking news, census data, economic indicators, and climactic events in the real world, along with proprietary information such as military intelligence. [...] The Iraq and Afghanistan computer models are the most highly developed and complex of the 62 available to JFCOM-J9. SEAS was developed to help Fortune 500 companies with strategic planning. Development and use In 2006 JFCOM-J9 used SEAS to war game warfare scenarios for Baghdad in 2015. Sentient World Simulation Personnel Alok R.
The Day We Fight Back - February 11th 2014 Compassion Compassion personified: a statue at the Epcot center in Florida Compassion is the response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help. Compassion is often, though not inevitably, the key component in what manifests in the social context as altruism. In ethical terms, the expressions down the ages of the so-called Golden Rule often embodies by implication the principle of compassion: Do to others what you would have them do to you.[original research?] The English noun compassion, meaning to love together with, comes from Latin. Theories Three theoretical perspectives of compassion have been proposed, which are contrasted by their predictions and approaches of compassion. Identifying with another person is an essential process for human beings. Psychology Compassion has become related and researched in the field of positive psychology and social psychology. Neuropsychology Medicine Fatigue Applications Practicing
Neotel | Ontology Neotel uses Ontology to align and unify data across their enterprise IT infrastructure and Ontology Intelligent 360 for service management to align services data across their OSS/BSS. Situation Neotel, South Africa's first converged telecommunications network operator, chose Ontology to dynamically join, align and present customer, service, and infrastructure data from existing IT systems to allow Neotel to lower OPEX and speed migrations through a fully integrated service view. Neotel has experienced rapid growth and continues to innovate by offering new services to its corporate customers. Solution Ontology's groundbreaking use of semantics technology for bottom-up unification with a disruptively fast delivery model is used to maintain alignment across Neotel's rapidly evolving infrastructure including customer order management, service delivery and revenue data quality: Benefits
Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Index | UNDP in Cyprus The SCORE index is designed to assess two components of peace in society. The first of these is social cohesion which refers to the quality of coexistence between individuals within their own group and the institutions that surround them. The second component is reconciliation which refers to an on-going effort for establishing peace between groups that were previously engaged in an event of dispute or conflict. The needs driving the development of the index Although a lot has been done in order to promote better intergroup relations and, ultimately, coexistence in divided societies, there is a dearth of tools which can adequately analyze the factors which underpin a peaceful society. The idea of developing the index emerged as a result of a number of observations in Cyprus where a large number of peace-building and reconciliation programs were implemented, particularly with the help of international donors (e.g. The SCORE index and its utility