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Collective Crisis Intelligence for frontline humanitarian action - 15 Sep 2021 12:00 – 13:15

Learn about collective crisis intelligence (CCI), an emerging innovation approach that is changing the nature of anticipation, management and response in the humanitarian sector.

Earlier this year, the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Solferino Academy, launched a new project about Collective Crisis Intelligence (CCI) for humanitarian action. CCI approaches combine on-the-ground human intelligence from affected communities and frontline responders, with artificial intelligence (AI) for more effective crisis mitigation, response or recovery.

Launching the first ever landscape analysis of CCI solutions in the humanitarian sector, this event will share the key findings from the research, including the most common CCI “use cases” and R&D opportunities for future CCI solutions. We’ll also hear from the expert individuals and teams behind some of the CCI solutions analysed as part of this work, as well as introducing participatory methods for designing AI.

This research marks the initial phase of a larger project on CCI for humanitarian action. The project is funded by a grant from the UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub (UKHIH), which is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and hosted by Elrha - a global humanitarian organisation and the UK’s leading independent supporter of humanitarian innovation and research.

This event was for anyone working in humanitarian crisis management and response or the development sector, particularly humanitarian innovators, innovation funders and technologists for social good. We aimed to bring together an ambitious community interested in exploring this new approach to humanitarian innovation.

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Heather Leson

Digital Innovation Lead, IFRC Solferino Academy

Dr. Muhammad Imran

Senior Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute (Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response)

Representatives from Sentry Syria, Hala Systems