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Team Rubicon’s Lessons from Nepal: Imagery, Assessments and Coordination

Team Rubicon

This webinar will review recent lessons learned from Team Rubicon’s data-driven relief work in Nepal.

Team Rubicon has been responding to the Nepal earthquakes since soon after April 25th, and engaging in a range of assessment activities conducted through a variety of means from mobile surveys to UAVs and satellite imagery. Based on Team Rubicon’s experience in relief efforts for the Nepal earthquake, a number of refinements in information and coordination structures were recognized that could help improve relief processes. These measures include more frequent liaison and coordination with the Nepal government to better qualify their needs with sensitivity toward cultural norms.

Additionally, deliberately supporting the overextended capacity of local government for assessing short term and long term needs could help to meet the vast, immediate challenges they face.  To begin resolving these challenges a few basic actions can be considered:

  1. the formation of a team (or teams) to liaise directly with the local government to help articulate their needs and priorities
  2. the collection of wide area assessment data to quantify the scope of these needs and
  3. the provision of the prioritized, quantified needs information to resource providers.

Speaker: Team Rubicon’s CIO/CTO Stephen Hunt

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