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Crowdsourcing for Disaster Risk Management 2014

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

03/09/14 08:00 EDT - 07/20/14 11:59 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

07/21/14 12:00 EDT - 08/05/14 08:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

08/05/14 08:01 EDT - 08/16/14 11:59 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

08/16/14 08:00 EDT - 09/03/14 12:59 EDT
Voting Period
Public Voting Period

09/03/14 12:00 EDT - 10/02/14 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

10/02/14 12:01 EDT
How can crowdsourcing provide more efficient disaster risk management?

Extreme climatic events are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. The challenge then becomes strengthening communities’ resilience to disasters, to prevent hazards from disrupting their normal functioning. Citizen participation through crowdsourcing of information is a promising avenue for the development of new disaster risk management strategies, and this contest seeks proposals that reveal the full potential of crowdsourcing for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Click here for contest details


12 Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)

Crowdsourcing Early Warnings for Flash FloodsTeam Anu

Crowdsourcing information for early warnings that can save lives and property during flash-floods.

Family Watchalkarlasaclayan

Given the ubiquity of smart phones, I am going to develop a mobile & desktop application that will help improve disaster response.

Community Insurance: Bringing Catastrophe Bonds to Climate Vulnerable Areaskenseyb

Farmers pool money to insure roads/wells. Protected if disaster hits, paid a premium if it doesn't. #communityinsurance #climatefinance

Use of ICTs, Climate Change and Disaster Managementnaresh

Information that reaches the public on disasters has tended to focus on disasters of magnitude, loss of life, property and infrastructure.

Mitigating Disaster Risks Using a Crowd Sourcing Cross Platform Mobile AppsGordon College CCS

An easy to use cross platform mobile application that enables people to PREPARE, CARE, SHARE and SAVE before, during and after a disaster.

CrowdSourcing Multi-Redundant Command and Control Architectures and Algorithmskringle

CrowdSourcing Multi-Redundant Command and Control Architectures and Algorithms for Event Preparedness and Disaster Relief

Gamification of a disaster to collect dataletmekillya

Anlysing the data collected from game to find the responce to a calamity by people of different demographics