On the 25th of April, Nepal was hit by a disastrous earthquake. Within 48 hours, a global network of volunteers had already mapped affected roads and damaged buildings - to help first responders before they even hit the ground.
Only a few years ago the important role volunteers play in emergency situations, through groups such as the Standby TaskForce or the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team was unthinkable. Over the years we’ve seen multiple examples of changing social dynamics, where technology played an amplifying role, think of the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, or – closer to home – the different social initiatives that got kickstarted at a crowdfunding platform.
How can all these changes in technology and society help to innovate impact?
Come to The Hague, the Netherlands on 13 November to find out about the future of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid:
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ODC15 brings together professionals from different walks of life: NGOs, activists, developers, designers, researchers, social entrepreneurs, businesses, policy makers.Get ready to meet a diverse, international audience. Lots of interaction: hands-on workshops, discussions, hacking, brainstorming, demos and presentations. And plenty of time and space to connect and get to know each other.
WHO IS ORGANIZING THIS?
Open for Change, together with a lot of partners, has been organizing an annual Open (Data for) Development Camp since 2011. This year we are joining forces with the Partos Innovation Festival and Border Sessions, to bring you a day full of inspiration, discussion and hands-on experience.
While this years program is in the making, enjoy some of the videos and images of previous years!
ODC15 will be organised in close collaboration with the Partos Innovation Festival, which takes place on the same day. We'll also fill in part of the program of Border Sessions, on 11 and 12 November.
Joined tickets for the Open Development Camp, Partos Innovation Festival and Border Sessions will be available - so you can make the most of your stay in the Netherlands.
More details will follow soon.